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689.  GENERAL MATTERS OF POLICY   (Contd.)

2.  Design of units  (Contd.)

(c)  Diesel fuel additive, and filter for extracting sludge  (Contd.)

Having regard to the high cost and the fact that the additive would dilute diesel fuel, it was agreed that experiments should not be undertaken, but Mr.Randle would obtain the views of the Research Department.

With regard to the filters for extracting sludge, its usefulness for rail traction diesel traction was considered very doubtful and it was agreed that no action be taken.

3.  Allocation of units being built at Derby and by Contractors

Revised schedule of allocation attached as Appendix "B".

690.  RAIL BUSES FOR RURAL AREAS

1.  Banbury - Bletchley Service

Noted that the proposal for the withdrawal of passenger services on this line would be considered by the East Midland Area T.U.C.C. on July 15th.

691.  SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENTS

Minutes of Meeting of Sub-Committee held on June 18th, 1959

Noted.

692.  SCHEMES AUTHORISED BUT NOT YET IN OPERATION

St.Pancras Suburban Services

(a) Programme for introduction of service

Departmental representatives reported that programme as shown below proceeding to plan :-

Vehicles from Derby Works
  Delivery commenced
  Delivery completed

May 1959
December 1959
Training of staff commenced May 1959
Fuelling, inspection and
  cleaning facilities to be
  available at Bedford


July 1959
Maintenance facilities at
  new diesel shed at
  Cricklewood to be available


Sept.14th, 1959

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