Noted that washing machine at E.R. Lincoln depot is not yet completed. Mr.Finlayson reported that the Chief Mechanical & Electrical Engineer has in hand the design of a washing machine to deal with both diesel locomotives and diesel multiple units.
First part of scheme introduced on June 9th 1958. Remainder of scheme will be put in operation as units are delivered.
Approval of B.T.C. awaited. Will come before Works & Equipment Committee on July 23rd.
Diesel service under steam train timings introduced on June 9th, 1958. Scheme not yet submitted. Mr.Nicholls stated that, as Birmingham Part 2 scheme is inextricably conbined with the Birmingham Part 1 scheme, it was considered advisable for a financial assessment covering the two schemes to be prepared, and with this in view a meeting is shortly to be held with the departments concerned.
Noted that question of possible closing of Chester (Northgate) station now being considered.