SCRCA Project Team

The current members of the SCRCA Project Team are listed below.

Code ------------ Name and type of contributor ---------------------------------------- Notes ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AFr Anthony (Tony) Freschini

SCRCA Project Team Member
SCRCA Project Advisor

Tony was employed by British Rail as the Resident Engineer for many engineering projects on the Settle Carlisle Railway, including:

  • The replacement of Bridge SAC-240 (to facilitate the construction of the A66 Appleby Bypass) in 1978/9; and
     
  • The trial repairs to Bridge SAC-66 Ribblehead Viaduct in 1988 and the full renovation project in 1990-1992.
BFr Bill Fraser

SCRCA Project Team Member
SCRCA Project Advisor

Bill has a degree in geology, is a member of both the Leeds and Yorkshire Geological Societies, and has been leading geology themed walks for FoSCL for twenty years. Although now a retired teacher / lecturer he is active in geological conservation in West Yorkshire as well as giving talks and leading field trips for geology groups. His role in the SCRCA team is to research the types of stone used in the construction of buildings and structures along the line and, where possible, to locate their sources.

DFr Dave Freer

SCRCA Project Team Member

Dave has been a FoSCL member for twelve years and is a geologist and biologist by degree. He was employed by the YDNPA for the duration of the Foot and Mouth crisis, providing advice and helping to police the DEFRA restrictions. He has been a YDNPA Dales Volunteer for 16 years and was the YDNPA’s Volunteers Communication Co-ordinator and editor of the volunteers' newspaper "Waymarker" for 14 years. He coordinated the joint YDNPA / RSPB ‘Peregrine Watch’ programme at Malham for a while and still regularly carries-out YDNPA Monuments At Risk Surveys, Listed Buildings Surveys and Footpath Surveys. Dave is currently FoSCL's 'Volunteers Coordinator for Gardens & Stations' and plays an active role himself in general maintenance activities at the open stations between Settle and Carlisle.

KNu Keith Nunns

SCRCA Project Team Member

Keith has a keen interest in all aspects of digital photography and has the skills and experience necessary to safely visit the more remote upland sections of the line to carry-out visual assessments and obtain photographs.

MHe Martin Hedley

SCRCA Project Team Member

Martin worked for British Rail as an apprentice driver for a short period before going to Newcastle University to study Land Surveying. He then spent four years surveying a wide range of sites (including the Vindolanda Roman Fort and power lines in the Middle East) before transferring to a global career in the airline industry.  Martin has recently agreed to make a start on reviewing the cab-view video footage shot in 1992 during the formation of the SCRCA. If video-stills can be extracted from this footage, they can be compared with the stills from the 2012 cab-view footage, which will highlight the extent and nature of the changes that have occurred during the first twenty years of the SCRCA's existence.

MRH Mark R. Harvey

SCRCA Project Team Member
SCRCA Project Team Leader

Mark R. Harvey has more than thirty years of professional experience in project management, technical writing and systems design plus nine years of semi-professional experience in digital photography. He has a degree in Geography & Economics and has been leading guided walks for the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line on a voluntary basis for the past 25 years.

Mark has a lifelong interest in the history and operation of Britain's railways generally and of the Midland Railway Company's main line in particular. He designed and developed the SCRCA Project database and, in partnership with Nigel Mussett, created the Structure List that identified the scale and defined the scope of the SCRCA Project.

For additional biographical information, please refer to: https://www.york-illustrated.co.uk/about

NJM Nigel J. Mussett

SCRCA Project Team Member
SCRCA Project Advisor

Nigel Mussett is a long-standing FoSCL member whose active involvement with the Settle-Carlisle railway spans almost 40 years. He has researched and written about the line’s construction, published a guide to Settle-Carlisle Railway resources, and has recently revamped the Settle-Carlisle Railway exhibition at Settle’s Museum of North Craven Life. He is a retired biologist and was FoSCL’s Archivist until a recent move away from the area made this impractical. In partnership with Mark Harvey, Nigel created the Draft Structure List that identified the scale and defined the scope of the SCRCA Project.

PTu Paul Turner

SCRCA Project Team Member

After serving an apprenticeship, Paul qualified as a Mechanical Engineer and spent all his working life in the power supply industry, starting as a draughtsman and finishing as a Project Engineer. Paul is a keen and competent photographer with a lifetime's experience of all aspects of both film and more recently digital photography.  He also enjoys walking, particularly in remote areas. Paul first visited the S & C at Garsdale a few weeks after the Hawes branch closed, and he's had a keen interest in the line since then.

RBr Ray Bracewell

SCRCA Project Team Member

Ray has recently returned to the UK after spending the last twenty years working in technical (geoscience) and I.T. roles with the Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources. Although he has a very limited amount of spare time available, Ray has kindly agreed to upload the 1,402 'stills' that have been extracted from the cab-view video footage shot by Creative Imagineers Ltd in 2012.

REv Ruth Evans

SCRCA Project Team Member

Ruth Evans is a member of the FoSCL Committee and has multiple roles within the FoSCL organisation, including Volunteers Coordinator, Events Co-ordinator and Health & Safety Officer. She has been a YDNPA Dales Volunteer for 33 years and regularly carries-out Monuments At Risk Surveys, Listed Buildings Surveys, Footpath Surveys and other voluntary activities for the YDNPA.

RJAT Richard J. A. Tinker

SCRCA Project Team Member

Richard qualified as an architect and spent his career mostly in the railway industry and later worked for 8 years at the Railway Heritage Trust.  He is currently a volunteer caseworker for the Victorian Society in Leeds and Bradford and has many contacts in the railway and heritage sectors.

The SCRCA Project section of the FoSCL website was designed and
developed by Mark R. Harvey. Database rights have been asserted.