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Minutes 770 - 779


DIESEL TRAINS COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF 74th MEETING HELD AT EUSTON, THURSDAY,
JUNE 9th, 1960

 

PRESENT:-

Mr.  W.O. Reynolds, Planning Officer, Euston (Chairman)
Mr. E.H. Baker, Assistant Chief Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Derby
Mr. F.W. Baker, Economic Survey Officer, Euston
Mr. N. Horner, Assistant Accountant, Euston
Mr. D.M. Howes, Acting Assistant Operating Officer, Euston
Mr. A.J. Johnson, Acting Commercial Officer, Euston
Mr. R.L.E. Lawrence, Divisional Traffic Manager, London
Mr. K.S. Martin, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
Mr. A.T. Salmon, Assistant Public Relations and Publicity Officer, Euston
Mr. L.D. Taylor, Acting Motive Power Officer, Euston
Mr. C. Lakin, General Manager's Office, Euston (Secretary)

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770.  MINUTES OF MEETING OF APRIL 29th, 1960

Agreed.

771.  GENERAL MATTERS OF POLICY

1.   Position of Schemes still to be submitted

The Chairman stated that advice had now been received from the Commission that our requirement of 186 vehicles could not be included in the 1961 diesel multiple unit building programme without the submission of individual schemes covering these requirements.  The urgency of the matter so far as Derby C.& W. Works was concerned had been stressed as if the vehicles were not authorised, plans would have to be made to find alternative employment.  From the inability to submit schemes to dates previously agreed a situation had arisen whereby diesel services would not be introduced as programmed and the net revenue of the Region might suffer as a consequence.

Mr. Reynolds referred to previous discussions which had taken place respecting the delay in submission of schemes and the continual requests which had been made for the target dates to be regidly adhered to.  A serious situation had now developed and it was imperative that drastic action be taken in regard to the particular schemes for which the 186 vehicles were required and he would arrange to discuss the details of these schemes with the departments concerned at an early date.  In the meantime all departments concerned should urgently pursue their investigations.

The four schemes concerned were separately considered and the present position of these reported as follows:-

(1) Manchester Part 10 - Submission complete and would be put to the July meeting of the Area Board.

(2) Manchester Part 5 - Traffic portion of submission complete.  Mr. Martin outlined the position regarding maintenance facilities and it was noted that the scheme would be with the Accountant by June 20th and the final submission sent to the General Manager a few days later.


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