Unit 1107

1107 at Tunbridge Wells West 

Image thanks to Alanbus60

Unit 1107        Vehicle            Built            Withdrawn            Status

DMBSO       60106               09/57           07/85                    Scrapped 07/87

TSO            60656               09/59            09/87                   Scrapped 12/89

DTC            60806               08/57            09/87                   Scrapped 12/89

Points of interest :

Vehicle 60806 was the scene of the murder of Yvonne Laker in June 1964 and was seized as evidence by police until the court case in December of the same year. (See "Murder on a thumper" article)

During 1975/6, this was one of a number of units that were based at St Leonards and used on the Oxted Line service, but these units had insufficient first class accommodation for this wealthy part of the Surrey commuter belt. A series of conversions took place to convert the former isolated second class cabin, by now converted into a luggage compartment, into a first class cabin. To avoid the mistake of having an isolated cabin ( see feature re Yvonne Laker) The adjoining cabin was reduced to six seats and a linking corridor installed.

The TSO and DTC had an unfortunate end when, whilst being hauled to Meyer Newman at Snailwell for scrapping, caught fire. Eventually scrapped at Vic Barrys at Leicester