Unit 1113





































Showing the headcode 00, 1113 is possibly on an empty stock working as it heads through Sydenham, 07.11.78

Image thanks to Tonys Trains & Buses

 

Unit 1113          Vehicle            Built            Withdrawn               Status

DMBSO            60112              10/57           10/89                     Scrapped11/87

TSO                 60662              10/59            02/88                     Scrapped 11/88

DTC                 60812               09/57           09/87                     Scrapped 03/88



Points of interest :

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 was the last unit to be fitted with the Burgess silencer in November 1957.

The unit was involved in a collision on the 31/5/1985 with a Gatwick railcar near Battersea Park station which led to it being withdrawn. All three coaches eventually finding their way to Meyer Newman scrapyard at Snailwell.

From april 1986 the unit number was reused with the unit now consisting of ex 6L Hastings vehicles and reclassified as a class 206 around September 1986. Unit used mainly on the Marsh link service. 

Click here for a link to the incident report.


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