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716.  SCHEMES IN OPERATION

1.  Derby, Nottingham and Leicester (Part 1)

Failures of Units

Noted that at the moment no trouble was being experienced and the position was being clearly watched.

On the general question of maintenance of diesel units, the Chairman asked whether there would be any advantage by inviting the omnibus engineers to give advice on our maintenance arrangements, but it was stated that no major difficulties were being experienced, and in any case the technique of maintenance of omnibuses was quite a different problem from that for railway diesel multiple units.

2.  Traffic Receipts

Statements for June and July 1959 attached as Appendix "A".

717.  DIESEL MULTIPLE UNIT DE LUXE PULLMAN SERVICE MANCHESTER - ST.PANCRAS

(a) Delivery of trains

Mr.Randle confirmed that the delivery dates for the L.M.R. trains remain as -

First 6-car train - end of October to Derby
Second 6-car train - December 16th to Derby

(b) Commencement of service

The Chairman said that January 11th, 1960 had been suggested as the date for the commencement of the service, but the departments concerned would be advised when a definite decision was made.

Mr.Gould confirmed that the service could start at any time to fit in with the delivery of the trains.

(c) Publicity

The following programme for publicity for the new train was noted :-

Monday, 23rd November

The train will arrive at Marylebone on Monday, 23rd November at about 3.0pm. and will be stabled in the carriage shed at Marylebone.

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