MINUTES 291 - 311.
DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE.
Minutes of 32nd meeting held on the 19th April, 1955.
Mr.E.S.Hunt, Assistant General Manager (Chairman)
" B.Adkinson, Assistant Motive Power Superintendent, Euston
" A.N.Butland, Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston
" N.H.R.Dade, Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston
" T.Fiske, Assistant (Works & Equipment) to General Manager, Euston
" I.C.Forsyth, representing Assistant M.& E. Engineer, Derby
" S.H.Gould, Assistant Operating Superintendent, 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
" R.Varley, Assistant to General Manager, Euston
" C. Larkin, General Manager's Office, Euston. (Secretary)
Before commencing the business of the meeting, the Chairman welcomed Mr.Butland to the Committee, and also Mr.Forsyth representing the Assistant M. & E.E.
Noted that the General Managers of the L.M., E. and N.E. Regions have forwarded to the B.T.C. a submission for approval for an experiment to be conducted with Davey Paxman 450 H.P. underslung engines and that the B.T.C. have asked Messrs. Harrison and Cook for further information.
The Chairman said he has spoken to Mr.Warder, who has asked the Railways Sub-Commission to approve the proposal.
Mr.Butland said that provided the vehicles have bogie centres of 46'6" with bogie bases 8'6" or 9'0" and length over headstocks 63'6" (equally ended) with width over body not exceeding 8'11" and maximim width over handles not exceeding 9'2", i.e. the maximum profile above 3'1" from rail not exceeding the dimensions shown on Carriage & Wagon Engineers (Derby) Drawings DE/21041A dated 8.6.53 and DE/21042 dated June 1953, and that they conform to the Gauge & Diagram for parts below 3'1" from rail level sent by the Chief Civil Engineer L.M.R. to the L.M.R. Carriage & Wagon Engineer, Derby, they may be permitted to travel on lines at present maintained by the Chief Civil Engineer of the L.M.R. over which coaching stock normally works subject to the conditions stated below being observed:-