HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 cc83-4W
80. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Transport the capital cost of producing 1,000 h.p. of new rail haulage capacity calculated at January, 1952.

Mr. Maclay

The British Transport Commission inform me that on 1st May, 1951, the latest date for which figures are available, the capital cost per 1,000 draw-bar h.p. of the British Railways' standard Class 5 4–6–0 steam locomotive and of the C.C. electric locomotive for the Manchester/Sheffield line is £13,300 and £17,650 respectively. They are representative types.