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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.

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1972 and so does not reflect events in the 40+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

From the Secretary - Quainton News No. 13 - September 1972

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