Noted:- Costing almost complete and will be submitted to General Manager by end of July.
Noted:- Submission almost ready for costing. Service will commence about March 1960, and Mr.Crawshaw will consider publicity.
Noted that although some difficulty was still being experienced due to loss of water from cooling systems, it was hoped to overcome the trouble by an alteration of design. Agreed position be reviewed in three months.
Traffic receipts for April 1959 attached as Appendix "A".
The Chairman said that the General Manager had agreed that the Secretary General's reactions be awaited to the report sent to him. Mr.Blee had, however, raised certain further points, an the Committee agreed the replies as follows:-
1. The power car at each end is semi-permantently coupled to the car next to it, which has traction motors mounted on the bogie adjacent to the power car.
Each "second" car also carries the Rolls Royce auxiliary power equipment underneath the body and there are eight power etc. cables between the power and "second" car at each end.
The third car from each end is a trailer car but has no driving compartment and it appears that a unit of three cars could only be driven in on direction. It appears therefore that each train of six cars must be regarded as one unit for maintenance purposes.