James Shuttleworth (77-81)







James Shuttleworth (77-81) has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire, following in the footsteps of his father J.A. Shuttleworth (32-35).


After a brief period in the RN and few years in London (in property), James returned to Derbyshire 25 years ago and has been there ever since. He married Sarah in 2007 and the couple have one Labrador, Piper. He is also a Parish Councillor in Hathersage.


In his working life James is the Commercial Manager for West Coast Railways. This combines making a living with his great interest in railways (which will come as absolutely no surprise to his OP contemporaries!).  West Coast is now responsible for the majority of charter trains and, most particularly, almost all the steam ops, on the main national network. Of particular note is the success of The Jacobite Steam Train, between Fort William and Mallaig (now considered one of The Great Railway Journeys of the World), in the West Highlands of Scotland and also providing  The ‘Hogwarts Express’ for all the Harry Potter films.