Unit 1117

Unit 1117 seen on Oct 1975 at Edenbridge Town

Image thanks to Tonys Trainz & Buses

Unit 1117       Vehicle                         Built    Withdrawn     Status

DMBSO          60116                        10/57  09/87              Scrapped 03/90

TSO                60666                        10/59  09/87              Scrapped 06/88

DTC                60816                        10/57  09/87              Scrapped 08/88


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