As she is today at its home of St Leonards.

Like its sister 60000 it was saved by Hastings Diesels Ltd but so far hasn't been used in preservation and is in the condition it was withdrawn leaving it to be the only DEMU motor car to carry an original Blue & Grey livery which was applied by British Rail

Image by Amy Adams


Entered Service 01/57

Withdrawn 05/86

Preserved By Hastings Diesels

a brand new 60001 stands at Eastleigh carrying an experimental livery early in 1957.

it is thought it was only this vehicle carried such a livery and the livery was changed cack to plain green by the time the unit entered traffic in May of that year.

Image from the Mike Pannell collection

The Vehicles

Unit 1001

Motor Car 60001