One of the motor cars from 1031 is seen dumped outside St Leonards Depot in 1986, it had probably been used as a parts vehicle to keep the rest of the fleet running in the final days
Thanks to Alanbus60 for use of the image
Class 203 Unit 1031
The only surviving vehicle from 1031 is the former buffet 60755, there is more info in the departmentals section
Image Amy Adams
Type Number Built Withdrawn Status
DMBSO 60032 03/58 04/84 Scrapped 11/87
DMBSO 60033 03/58 04/86 Scrapped 09/87
TS 60548 03/58 04/86 Scrapped 09/07
TS 60549 03/58 04/86 Scrapped 09/07
TRB 60755 04/58 01/64 Further use as departmental 975025
TFK 60716 03/58 03/86 Scrapped 11/86
Points of interest :
60755 gained a lot of fame in the 1980's after being converted to an inspection saloon.
On july 29th 1981 it was used to Convey Price Charles and Princess Diana on the first part of their honymoon tour from Waterloo to Romsey.
One year later on 28 May 1982 Caroline was the transport for Pope John Paul II's visit to the United Kingdom between Gatwick and Victoria
Additionally 60755 formed the first standard gauge passenger service into the Channel Tunnel on 22 October 1992, leaving from Waterloo and propelled by 73112 University of Kent into the tunnel.
The passengers on the journey were those from the Parliamentary All-Party Channel Tunnel Group. The train left Waterloo International at 10:10, and the Channel Tunnel was entered at 13:00.
On 12 December 2008 Caroline was "designated for preservation" following a vote by the Railway Heritage Committee, after earlier consideration by the Artefacts Sub-committee concluded that the case for designation was 'marginal', so what this means is after its no longer needed on the main line it will become the first Thumper vehicle to be preserved at The National Raiway Museum in York