Minutes 312 - 333.
DIESEL LIGHT WEIGHT TRAINS COMMITTEE
Minutes of 33rd Meeting held on the 21st June, 1955
|Mr.E.S.Hunt,||Assistant General Manager (Chairman)|
|" B.Adkinson,||Assistant Motive Power Superintendent Euston|
|" N.H.R.Dade,||Assistant to Regional Accountant, Euston|
|" T.Fiske,||Assistant to General Manager (Modernisation), Euston|
|" I.C.Forsyth,||representing Assistant M.& E. Engineer, Derby|
|" R.L.E.Lawrence,||representing Assistant Operating Supt, Euston|
|" H.Leach,||representing Assistant Commercial Supt, Euston|
|" R.L.M'Ilmoyle,||representing Assistant Civil Engineer, Euston|
|" E.Stanley,||Assistant Carriage & Wagon Engineer, Derby|
|" J.W.Tonge,||Assistant P.R.& P.O., Euston|
|" R.Varley,||Assistant to General Manager, Euston|
|" C. Lakin,||General Manager's Office, Euston. (Secretary)|
Noted that the Commission have now agreed to the proposed preliminary trial on the understanding that no commitments are entered into and that the B.T.C. Chief Electrical Engineer and Chief Carriage & Wagon Engineering Offices are associated with the experiment. The matter will be reported at the next meeting of the Technical Development and Research Committee, to whom the results of the experiment will also require to be reported in due course.
The General Manager has requested Messrs.Harrison and Randle to give information, in due course, of expenditure involved and to keep him advised of progress made with the experiment.
Mr.Stanley stated that two cars are being prepared for the experiment and work is proceeding smoothly but it is not yet possible to give a forecast of when the unit will be completed nor to give a firm cost.
The Chairman said that the B.T.C. had set up a Committee of which he had been appointed a member, to consider the introduction of diesel multiple unit main line express passenger trains as an alternative to diesel locomotives. The B.T.C have been informed that if the L.M.Region's two schemes for Inter-city trains can be developed in reasonable time they will no doubt give some valuable information in connection with the enquiry by the new Committee.