On one of it's railtours in 1987 was the Hastings diesels "Swansong", run jointly by the Hastings Diesels Group and the Southern Electric Group.
In this shot it is seen at Weymouth Quay on August 8th 1987
Image thanks to Southern Reg
When I first visited St Leonards in 2003 60019 was still in withdrawn condition and its final set number of 203101 can clearly been seen on the front
After all the Hastings Units were withdrawn in '86, a couple lingered on for a short period. Unit 1013 became 202001 for just over a year then became a four car unit and renumbered 20310. This was a short term formation lasting only 3 months.
After it was withdrawn happily the entire unit was preserved by Hastings Diesels Ltd
Vehicle Type Original unit
60018 DMBSO 1013 to 203101
60019 DMBSO 1013 to 203101
60527 TSOL 1013 to 203101
60528 TSOL 1013
60529 TSOL 1013
60709 TFK 1013 to 203101
This Unit ran in this formation from 07/86 to 12/ 87, it was then reduced to a four car unit and became 203101 unit 03/88 when all 6 vehicles were preserved