David is a retired career railwayman who spent a lifetime working in the operating and commercial areas of the railway - latterly at senior officer level. As the director of the Special Trains Unit of BR during the years 1986-94 he had responsibility for all special passenger trains over the national network from the Royal Train to football specials and including all steam locomotive operations.
Following his retirement, David has been very active in heritage and steam railway matters being the current Chairman of the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust, a board member of the Princess Royal Class Locomotive Trust and a retired Chairman of the Bressingham Steam Museum.
David has assisted the 5AT Group by giving us access to his unique expertise in running special trains. This has enabled the Group to build up a picture of the key operational and economic factors required for successful running of excursion and cruise trains on the main line.