Unit 1123



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1123 in happier times at Uckfield in October 1998

Image by Selsdon Jc






When the DTC 60822 was first preserved it was taken to what is now the Electric Railway museum in Coventry.

it was later moved to Selhurst depot for a while but it now currently resides at Throckmorton Airfield in Gloucestershire.



Unit     1123    Vehicle                        Built    Withdrawn     Status

 

DMBSO           60122                        11/59  01/99              (P) Lavender Line

TSO                60668                        11/59  01/99              Scrapped 10/03

DTC                 60822                        11/59  01/99              (P) Throckmorton Airfield



Points of interest : For more information go to the Unit 1123 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.

Was initially withdrawn from traffic in March 1994, but was quickly reinstated following the loss of units following the Cowden crash (see feature article).



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