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Minutes 401 - 421

DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE

Minutes of 37th meeting held at Euston on 29th December, 1955.

PRESENT :-

Mr.E.S.Hunt, Assistant General Manager.   (Chairman)
"  B.Adkinson, Assistant Motive Power Supt., Euston
"  A.N.Butland, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
"  T.Fiske, Assistant to General Manager (Modernisation), Euston
"  S.H.Gould, Assistant Operating Superintendent, Euston
"  E.J.Larkin, Assistant M.& E. Engineer, Derby
"  N.Nicolls, Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston
"  H.G.N.Read, Assistant Commercial Manager, Euston
"  J.W.Tonge, Public Relations & Publicity Officeer, Euston
"  R.Varley, Assistant to General Manager, Euston
"  C. Lakin, General Manager's Office, Euston.   (Secretary)

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Before commencing the business of the meeting, the Chairman, on behalf of the Committee, congratulated Mr.Nicholls on his new appointment and welcomed him to the Committee.

401.  MINUTES OF MEETING OF 21ST NOVEMBER 1955.

Agreed.

402.  INTER-CITY TRAINS

(a)  Design of Units

Mr.Larkin reported that two 450 H.P. power units will be dispatched to Derby from Davey Paxman about the middle of January 1956 and the conversion of the coaches is almost completed. The date for the commencement of the experiment is anticipated to be not later than the end of February 1956.

(b)  Design of Buffet Cars

Noted that the B.T.C. have been advised of what is proposed and it has been suggested that the B.T.C. and Hotel Services confer on the design.

(c)  Liverpool - Leeds - Bradford Scheme.

Mr.Gould stated that 10 6-car trains would be required for this service, 6 in circuit, two for maintenance spares and two for strengthening purposes for peak periods, additional Saturday traffic, excursions etc., and also for duplication purposes to avoid attaching additional vehicles to 6-car trains.

Report is still in process of preparation.


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