1009 lives on in preservation, Even though it has only received a temporary paint job it is a regular performer on the Eden Valley Railway
Image thanks to Phillip Champion of the EVR
Unit 1109 Vehicle Built Withdrawn Status
DMBSO 60108 09/57 12/04 (P) Eden Valley Rly
TSO 60658 10/59 12/04 (P) Eden Valley Rly
DTC 60808 09/57 12/04 (P) Eden Valley Rly
Points of interest : For more information go to the Unit 1109 page in the preserved units section.
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