Minutes 377 - 400
DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE
Minutes of 36th meeting held at Derby on 21st November, 1955.
Mr.E.S.Hunt, Assistant General Manager. (Chairman)
" B.Adkinson, Assistant Motive Power Supt., Euston
" A.N.Butland, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
" N.H.R.Dade, Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston
" S.H.Gould, Assistant Operating Superintendent, Euston
" E.J.Larkin, Assistant M.& E. Engineer, Derby
" H.G.N.Read, Assistant Commercial Manager, Euston
" E.Stanley, Assistant C. & W.Engineer, Derby
" J.W.Tonge, Public Relations & Publicity Officeer, Euston
" R.Varley, Assistant to General Manager, Euston
" C. Lakin, General Manager's Office, Euston. (Secretary)
Noted - that the authority of the Area Board has now been given for expenditure of £20,000 for conversion (C.& W.E. £14,400; C.M.& E.E.£5,600).
Mr.Stanley reported that the work on the carriages is well in hand, although difficulty is being experienced in obtaining steel supplies, but Mr.Larkin stated that the engines had not yet been received from Davey Paxman and he will ascertain the present position from the firm. He estimates that two months will be required for the purposes of experiment.
Agreed that Mr.Butland confer with the Chief Civil Engineer of the N.E.Region with regard to the trials after Mr.Larkin has supplied to Mr.Butland the required information in respect of axle loads etc.
Mr.Gould's letter of November 10th regarding procedure discussed and the Chairman said he would speak to Mr.Portman-Dixon.
Mr.Gould produced a plan of layout of buffet car, including shelves, which has been approved by Mr.Roundell.