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Minutes 630 - 640

DIESEL TRAINS COMMITTEE

Minutes of 60th Meeting held on Tuesday, December 9th, 1958

PRESENT :-

Mr. T.Fiske, Assistant to General Manager (Modernisation), Euston    (Chair)
" E.H.Baker, Motive Power Officer, Euston
" A.N.Butland, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
" J.J.Finlayson,  Assistant M.& E.Engineer, Derby
" S.H.Gould, Operating Officer, Euston
" N.Nicholls, Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston
" A.T.Salmon, Assistant P.R.& P.O., Euston
" E.Stanley, Assistant C.& W.Engineer, Derby
" R.Varley, Assistant to General Manager (Special Duties), Euston
" C.Lakin, General Manager's Office, Euston   (Secretary)

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Minutes of meeting of November 5th, 1958

Agreed.

630.  GENERAL MATTERS OF POLICY

(1)  Programme of diesel multiple unit operation

Vehicles agreed for the London Midland Region for 1958 and 1959 :-

    No.of   Total
  Scheme units   vehicles
1958 Manchester Part 1  6 3-car    18
    15 2-car    30
  Manchester Part 2 14 2-car    28
  Birmingham Part 2 20 3-car    60
    20 2-car    40
  Derby,Nottingham, Leicester Part 1  2 3-car     6
  Liverpool-Gateacre-Warrington  6 2-car    12
  Rail buses         3
  Not yet allocated 16 2-car   32
           
1959 Manchester Part 2 12 2-car    24
  Chester - North Wales Area  9 2-car    18
  Services in Central Division and Liverpool-St.Helens - Wigan 50 2-car   100
  St.Pancras suburban 30 4-car   120
  Not yet allocated 58 2-car   116
         
          607
         
Surplus from schemes in operation and to be re- allocated  4
14
3-car
2-car
   12
 28

On this basis there would be, at the end of 1958, a total of 72 vehicles not allocated, which emphasised the urgency of further schemes being submitted.

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