Director, Holdings Board. Chairman, Guarantee Board
David Williams joined the Severn Valley Railway Society in 1966, seven months after founding. He soon became SVR News Editor, from Issue 3 to the present Issue (176), 45 years later. A member of the Committee of the Society from 1967 to 1970, he became a director of the newly formed SVR Company in 1972, and its Chairman from 1979 until the present day. He has also been a director of Severn Valley Railway Holdings from 1977 until the present. He retains an interest in rolling stock, having been instrumental with colleagues in saving locomotives 43106, 80079 and 75069 from scrap, and assisted in other schemes. He was a locomotive fireman for five years and a driver for nine. He thinks the SVR is the best railway in the country, and has devoted most of his life to it.