There was as yet very little new that the public could see and multiple unit diesels were important from this point of view.
The requirements of vehicles agreed for the London Midland Region for 1958 and 1959 are :-
|24||"||24||"||48||Not yet allocated|
|1959||12||"||12||(MC)||24||Manchester Part 2|
|50||"||50||(DTC)||100||Not yet allocated|
|9||"||9||"||18||Chester-North Wales Area|
|(Carried over from 1958)|
|50||(MBS)||50||(MC)||100||Services in the Central|
|Division and Liverpool-|
The Chief Carriage & Wagon Engineering Officer, B.T.C. to be asked to supply delivery dates for the 100 vehicles due for delivery in 1959 but not yet allocated to schemes.
The Chairman said that in making these reviews reversion to steam operation in areas where multiple unit diesel operation was still showing heavy losses could not be contemplated, but consideration should be given to the withdrawal of the passenger services and the transfer of the units to more favourable schemes.
Revised schedule of allocation attached as Appendix "B".