(Director, Holdings and Guarantee)
Tony joined the SVR in 1966 and immediately became an active volunteer, a role which he has continued ever since. In the early days he helped with the restoration of Bridgnorth station and the track between Bridgnorth and Hampton Loade. With the arrival of the first locomotive, however, he joined the Locomotive Department where he is now a driver. He is also one of a small team looking after the IT aspects of the Railway.
Tony joined the Guarantee Board in 1973, and was Deputy Chairman of that Board for a period. In the period immediately prior to the appointment of Nick Ralls as General Manager, he was a member of a small Executive Committee tasked with running the SVR until Nick’s appointment. He is one of the two Guarantee Company representatives on the Holdings Board.
He worked for British Telecom as a manager for most of his working career, eventually taking early retirement which allowed him to spend even more time as a volunteer on the Railway.