Track Talk - Ep.38 Malcolm Holmes and the value of heritage railways

In this latest edition of the Track Talk we sat down with Malcolm Holmes, Executive Director at West Midlands Rail Executive, to discuss his current role and the state of the rail sector within the Midlands, then focusing the conversation on Malcolm’s “radical shift” as he transitions into his new role, helming operations for a heritage steam railway.

Acting as the current new General Manager of the Great Central railway, an eight-and-a-half-mile stream railway in Leicestershire, Malcolm will be overseeing the day-to-day running of the railway, whilst working alongside the board and directors. This represents an operational management role, as opposed to his former strategic managerial position.

This new episode of the Track Talk podcast acts as a love letter to the cultural importance of heritage rail across the UK, touching upon the social value that these tourist attractions can bring to the modern rail sector.

To find out more about Malcolm and how we can support these traditional steam railways, please enjoy the conversation and tune in for some informative fun.



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