Interview about work as a rail administrator and manager at Euston House.
Malcolm Ravensdale talks of his job in the Chief Passenger Manager’s Department at Euston House, in administrative and then technical roles, planning the weekend activities on track maintenance. He describes several incidents that occurred on the railway during his working life, and how problems were solved, for example some incidents of people falling out of doors of InterCity trains led to modification of the door locks. He talks of his union, the Transport Salaried Staff Association (TSSA) and their activities. He also recalls some colleagues and interesting fellow passengers. He comments on Bletchley Station in the late 1970s and 1980s. Finally, Malcolm remembers visits to Bletchley in 1964/65 as a teenager, for trainspotting. It was an interesting time for the station, preparing to move to diesel, and British Rail allowed groups of railways enthusiasts to explore the engine sheds.