A NSE liveried 1118 is seen at Buxted during August 1990
Image thanks to Selsdon Jc
DMBSO 60117 10/57 12/04 (P) Pontypool & Blaenavon
TSO 60667 08/59 01/95 Scrapped 04/95
DTC 60817 10/57 01/95 Scrapped 10/95
Points of interest : For more information go to the Unit 1118 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
Unit 1118 was involved in the Cowden Rail Crash in 1994 and was later reformed with TSO 60674 and DTC 60828 from unit 1129 which was also involved in the incident.
The DMBSO was later also damaged in1999, when it was involved in a collision with a caravan at the level crossing at Rye