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707.  DIESEL MULTIPLE UNIT DE LUXE PULLMAN SERVICE
MANCHESTER - ST.PANCRAS
  (Contd.)

(b) Utilisation of stand-by train  (Contd.)

that the General Managers should give unremitting attention to the working out of a plan for pooling the spare sets so that the highest utilisation of these very expensive trains could be achieved and the spare sets reduced to the absolute minimum.

The General Manager of the Western Region had suggested that the Operating Officers of the two Regions (together with their Motive Power colleagues as necessary) should collaborate in the preparation of a joint answer for consideration by the General Managers, and it was agreed that Mr.Gould would take the initiative with the L.M.R. and W.R. officers concerned, the Management of the Pullman Car Company being contacted as necessary.

(c) Supplementary Charge

Noted that Mr.Arkle had this question in hand with Mr.Harding of the Pullman Car Company, and a recommendation would be sent to the General Manager as early as possible.

(d) Noise of auxiliary engines in stations

Noted that the final scheme and detailed costs for the provision of shore bases was expected to be submitted by the end of August 1959.

(e) Publicity

Mr.Salmon reported that, at a meeting held at the B.T.C. on July 16th, it was agreed that no publicity should be undertaken until delivery of the first train by the makers.

It had, however, been agreed that a static display of the first train should be held in London, possibly in late October, and a further meeting was to be held to discuss the question of a demonstration run.

708.  DIESEL MAIN LINE LOCOMOTIVES

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