Bluebell Railway announces interim infrastructure director

29 May 2020


Chartered civil engineer Barry Luck is to join the board of Bluebell Railway Plc as interim Infrastructure director.

Barry worked for 40 years in the water industry and was involved in the design and construction of various projects as well as serving on management boards.

He has been volunteering at the Bluebell Railway since 2011 on restoration projects and as platform staff and signalman. Since January 2017 he has been the volunteer project manager to build a new carriage shed and Heritage Skills Centre at Horsted Keynes station.

Barry said: “I am not a specialist in railway infrastructure management but as a civil engineer I am sufficiently practical to be able to understand the issues. As a director I would expect to take a broad overview of issues and solutions, relying on the expertise of those around me to provide the best technical advice.

“As a dedicated member of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society and active volunteer for the Bluebell, I have a particular interest in the continuing success of the Railway.”

He was co-opted on to the board at its meeting on Thursday 28 May.

Plc chairman Chris Hunford said: “The board is very pleased that Barry is joining us to take the Railway through the post-Covid 19 era and onwards into 2021.”

Barry Luck replaces Chris White who died on Tuesday 12 May after a short battle with cancer.