"Common User"

This forum is for the discussion of the locomotives, motive power, and rolling stock of the LNER and its constituent companies.

Moderators: 52D, Rlangham, Atlantic 3279, Blink Bonny, Saint Johnstoun, richard, Tom F

Post Reply
User avatar
Tanya
GNR J52 0-6-0T
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 3:27 am

"Common User"

Post by Tanya » Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:31 pm

Over on the IO LMS group were are having a somewhat lukewarm discussion about what "Common User" means on p117 of the 1939 LNER "Code to be used for Telegrams" book. I have scanned the pages related to coaching stock and they can be found at the end of this link...
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aA_-L ... A9rCyEK5UM
(apologies that the scans are "bent". It is an historic document and i did not wish to break the spine)

Now, I am minded to think that the vehicles here - such as elephant vans, hounds vans, are highly unlikely to be part of the inter-company common user pool. I am thinking it is more likely to refer to them being common user to the divisions of the LNER and thus part of its internal accounting. Did the LNER normally assign coaching stock to a particular division and require the other divisions to pay for its use? This would make sense given the LNER's structure - it is what you would expect.

TanyaJ
Miss Tanya Jane Jackson

HMRS British Rail carriage steward
www.hmrs.org.uk

65447
LNER A4 4-6-2 'Streak'
Posts: 1550
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:44 pm
Location: Overlooking the GEML

Re: "Common User"

Post by 65447 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:52 am

Content deleted
Last edited by 65447 on Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Tanya
GNR J52 0-6-0T
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 3:27 am

Re: "Common User"

Post by Tanya » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:13 am

Thanks very much.
May I copy your reply to the LMS group?

Tanya
Miss Tanya Jane Jackson

HMRS British Rail carriage steward
www.hmrs.org.uk

65447
LNER A4 4-6-2 'Streak'
Posts: 1550
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:44 pm
Location: Overlooking the GEML

Re: "Common User"

Post by 65447 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:12 pm

Content deleted.
Last edited by 65447 on Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Tanya
GNR J52 0-6-0T
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun May 16, 2010 3:27 am

Re: "Common User"

Post by Tanya » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:48 pm

Thanks. I suddenly realised I could link to the thread. :D
I am most grateful for your knowledgeable answer. May I be so bold as to ask for your sources re this? Not that I don't believe you, but I would like to research this further myself.

Tanya
Miss Tanya Jane Jackson

HMRS British Rail carriage steward
www.hmrs.org.uk

Post Reply