The Fedrail Directors

Brian Murison, recently retired as the Manager for Heritage at Transnet Foundation. Brian is well known by all of South Africa’s railway preservationists. He began his career at South African Railways as a steam fitter and then a diesel fitter. Progressing to a management role Brian has worked all over South Africa and spent four years in Brazil as Technical Manager for Spoornet Do Brazil before joining the now Transnet Foundation in 2000 as Technical Manager, then Manager for Heritage. He brings unrivalled knowledge and experience of South African railway preservation to FEDRAIL SA.

Clive Holliday, a career railwayman. Clive began his involvement with preservation with David Shepherd in the UK in 1968. After an engineering apprenticeship he joined British Railways before moving to the Metropolitan Police for 20 years. He continued his love of railways by volunteering at the Mid Hants Railway becoming a board director and then Engineering Manager in 2000 responsible for maintenance and overhaul of the steam locomotive fleet. He first visited South Africa in 1995 and emigrated permanently in 2014. Clive brings a wealth of experience on technical and preservation matters to FEDRAIL SA.

Lawrence Clayton, an experienced businessman with significant experience in dealing with the government and with the private sector brings a fresh, new approach to FEDRAIL’s commercial responsibilities.   He has many years of experience working in Africa.
 
Dennis Edgar, the Chairman of Reefsteamers, South Africa’s largest Main Line private Steam Railway operator, brings practical knowledge of the difficulties encountered by operators who are attempting to provide improved Steam Railway experiences, both short and long haul, to the South African population at large.
 
Dave Richardson is a seasoned Railway Heritage enthusiast with wide ranging contacts throughout this sector.  He is currently employed as the Business Development Manager for the Sandstone Heritage Trust which owns and operates the largest collection of 2-ft Narrow Gauge locomotives in the world.  Dave will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of FEDRAIL from new FEDRAIL SA offices in North Riding, Gauteng.