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314. STANDARD UNITS OF 57' STOCK.     (Contd.)

(e)   Seating arrangements for 3-car units

Agreed that the seating as shown on drawing DE.21195 is suitable for the Birmingham Part (1) and Manchester Part (1) schemes. C.O.S. and C.C.M. consider that small vestibule in trailer will be very useful and as any alteration would delay production, agreed this remain as shown on drawing.

(f)   Brake van capacity

Agreed that a 16ft. guard's compartment be adopted for all future schemes and drawing DE.21195 be ammended accordingly.

(g)   Mileometers

Noted that mileometers are being fitted to all L.M.R. units at a cost of £31 per vehicle.

(h)   Maximum carrying capacity

Mr.Randle's letter of 5th May suggesting a maximum carrying capacity of 100 passengers per vehicle was discussed and it noted that this applies only to light alloy vehicles. Mr.Stanley produced drawing DE.63983 showing capacity of vehicles (copy attached as appendix "B") and it was agreed that the question of placing a tablet in vehicles to show permitted number of passengers be deferred, and Chairman said he would speak to the General Manager.

(i)   Outside Colours.

M.P.S. letter of 12th May noted and agreed that buffer beams of one vehicle be painted red for inspection by Committee.


315.
SUBURBAN UNIT - DOOR ARRANGEMENT

Deferred to next meeting.


316.
CONVEYANCE OF PARCELS TRAFFIC.

Noted that B.T.C. are arranging for 3 diesel parcels vans to be built at Derby for the West Cumberland scheme, delivery date February 1956. Submission for authority for necessary expenditure is being sent to the B.T.C.


317.
SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE ARRANGEMENTS

(a)   Inspection Pits

The Chairman stated that the question of the width of pits for diesel electric, diesel mechanical and electric rolling stock is to be considered by the Electrical

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