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Unit 1108 Vehicle Built Withdrawn Status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