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Minutes 431 - 438

DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE

Minutes of 39th meeting held at Euston - 15th March, 1956.

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
"  E.Stanley, Assistant to C.& W.Engineer, Derby
"  J.W.Tonge, Public Relations & Publicity Officer, Euston
"  C.Lakin, General Manager's Office.   (Secretary)

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431.  GENERAL MATTERS OF POLICY

1.  Minutes of meeting of 8th/9th February 1956

Agreed

2.  Programme of Light Weight Diesel operation over the next five years.

Mr.Gould reported that this review was continuing vigorously but was not yet complete. Investigation up to the moment had revealed that over 200 units of various types would be required.

3.  Future schemes in course of preparation but not yet considered by Committee.

Western Division
Furness Section Interim report possibly ready for meeting of April 30th.
Old G.C. Wrexham, Chester,
  Bidston and Seacombe.
Progressing satisfactorily.
North Wales Part 2.         -do-
Bletchley - Oxford and Cambridge Not yet commenced.
Central Division
Manchester Area Part 3. Proposals nearing completion
Preston, Blackpool,
  Fleetwood, Southport.
Not yet commenced.

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