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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 13 - September 1972
From the Secretary
At the close of another operating season I feel we owe a vote of thanks to the Operations Sub Committee who have done a first class administration job with Dave Glennie in the Chair. Although the Executive Committee are ultimately responsible to the membership it is our policy to delegate much of the actual running of the Society to the sub committees and the successful behind the scenes work of the Ops is good to record.
Our Society, being well established often receives invitations to tender for railway relics which are for disposal by, for example, British Rail, the NCB, the ARPS or the Ministry of Defence. The mouth-watering lists of locomotives and stock including items like steam cranes are usually beyond our pocket although we have just bought four vans and an inspection car from Bicester. If any member, or group, is planning a purchase and lets me know his wish then I can check its acceptability at Quainton by the Society and also keep my eye open for the item on the tender lists. The price you will need to offer at these open bids is scrap price at a realistic level; there's no sentiment in the scrap business!
For small relics I would like to remind you that Fred Pointer is the Society Curator for our future museum and although we have built up an interesting collection of small exhibits we could be tempted to add to it if you tell us of any nice items you know are available.
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