Unit 1108

Unit 1108 arrives at Littlehampton 20.01.79

Image by Tonys Trains & Buses

Unit 1108            Vehicle            Built            Withdrawn            Status

DMBSO              60107                09/57            07/87                  Scrapped 12/89

TSO                   60657                10/59            09/91                  Scrapped 01/92

DTC                   60807                 09/57           08/87                  Scrapped 12/88

Points of interest :This unit was  reformed into unit 1121 in May 1974. 

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

This unit missed out on conversions that occurred in 1993, including not being fitted with fluorescent lighting or a PA system.

On the 6th May 1961 the Dmbso was seriously damaged in a collision with M7 steam locomotive at Eastleigh.

Stripped of asbestos in early 1985