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Minutes 334 - 354.

DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE

Minutes of 34th meeting held on the 25th/26th July, 1955.

PRESENT :-

Mr.E.S.Hunt, Assistant General Manager (Chairman)
 " A.N.Butland, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
 " N.H.R.Dade, Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston
 " I.C.Forsyth, representing Asst. M.& E. Engineer, Derby
 " S.H.Gould, Assistant Operating Superintendent, Euston
 " W.J.Legg, representing Asst.Motive Power Supt, Euston
 " H.G.N.Read, Assistant Commercial Manager, Euston
 " E.Stanley, Assistant C. & W.Engineer, Derby
 " J.W.Tonge, Assistant P.R.& P.O., Euston
 " R.Varley, Assistant to General Manager, Euston
 " C. Lakin, General Manager's Office, Euston. (Secretary)

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334.  MINUTES OF MEETING OF 21ST JUNE, 1955.

Agreed.

335.  INTER-CITY TRAINS

(a)  Design of Units

Noted that the proposed experiment has been reported to the Technical Development & Research Committee, who have asked to be kept advised.

Mr.Forsyth said that no physical progress has been made as negotiations are still in hand with B.T.H.Company respecting certain electrical details, and he will pursue this point and report in writing before the next meeting.

Mr.Butland mentioned the problem of unsprung weights with the diesel-electric experimental vehicles and said that they would punish the track considerably and relaxations of steam restrictions for diesel light weight units cannot be expected also to cover diesel electric vehicles.

(b)  Design of buffet car 

Messrs.Gould and Read still waiting for drawing. Mr.Stanley will send.

(b)  Liverpool - Leeds - Bradford Scheme.

Mr.Forsyth stated that it is not possible to achieve a timing of two hours unless the speed restrictions can be lifted 10 miles per hour, and Mr.Butland is looking into.  At one point the speed curve diagrams show a restriction of 55 m.p.h. whereas the appendix shows 75 m.p.h., and Mr.Forsyth will contact the North Eastern Region on this point.


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