The Anonymous Widower

Does Anybody Have Good Contacts At Network Rail?

In the 1980s, I did some business with British Rail, as it then was.

I provided my Daisy software and they used it to analyse signal failures.

It led to a guy called J S Firth, writing a paper called Failure Recording And Analysis On British Rail.

He had the courtesy to send me a copy of the paper, which mentions SigTech, which appears to have been a business unit of the British Railways Board.

All my dealings with Firth and his colleagues were in person at an office block in front of Marylebone station, which is now a posh hotel.

And then, a few months ago, someone contacted me from Network Rail.

Apparently, his father had worked on the signal failure project with me and he was now working in Milton Keynes for Network Rail on a similar project.

He asked if I had a copy of the paper.

At the time, I didn’t, but today I had a small sort out and found a copy.

Unfortunately, I have now lost the piece of paper on which I wrote the guy’s details.

Does anybody have any ideas, how I can find the guy, who contacted me?

June 12, 2022 - Posted by | Computing, Transport/Travel | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Given what has happened to the Inspectorate, I’d start asking the (National?) Rail pension fund manager if he can forward an email with your contact details and the reason for contacting them. Pension funds are pretty good record keepers.

    Comment by Robin St.Clair | June 12, 2022 | Reply

  2. You could put a post on http://www.railforums.co.uk

    Comment by chilterntrev | June 13, 2022 | Reply


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