MINUTES 268 - 290.
Minutes of 31st Meeting held on the 7th & 8th March, 1955.
Mr.E.S.Hunt, Assistant General Manager - Chairman
" B.Adkinson, Assistant Motive Power Supt, Euston
" J.Elliott, Assistant Engineer (Permanent Way), Euston
" T.Fiske, Assistamt (Works & Equipment) to General Manager, Euston
" S.H.Gould, Assistant Operating Supt, Euston
" E.J.Larkin, Assistant M.&.E.Engineer, Derby
" N.Nicholls, Office of Regional Accountant, Euston
" H.G.N. Read, Assistant Commercial Manager, Euston
" E.Stanley, Assistant C&W Engineer, Derby
" J.W. Tonge, Assistant P.R.&P.O., Euston
" C. Larkin, Office of G.M., Euston - Secretary
DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS.
The Chairman referred to the joint report from the technical officers of the L.M., E. and N.E. Regions to the General Managers dated 15th February 1955 and said that Mr. Bird has been advised that this Region is in agreement with the report. Mr.Bird has also agreed and copy of his letter of the 3rd March is attached as appendix "A". The Chairman said he had discusses this matter with the General Manager who wishes a joint submission to be sent to the B.T.C. for approval for an experiment to be conducted with Davey Paxman engines fitted to suitable vehicles which Mr. Randle has available when required.
The further point in Mr.Bird's letter regarding a "mobile power house" to be deferred for the time being.
It is assumed that the profiles of inter-city trains will be the same as for standard light weight units with bogie centres of 46'6" and length over headstocks 63'6" equally ended, but if not, the Chief Civil Engineer will require drawing showing full profile dimensions before construction is commenced to ensure clearances being satisfactory.