Seen on the Swansong tour, the unit is waiting to depart Charing Cross on August 8th 1987
The following month it was seen at Uckfield on 26th September 1987
Both Images by Southern Reg
203001 is another of the Hastings celebrities which lived on a few years.
Origionally all the vehicles from 1011 were used, but after a couple of months two of the trailers were withdrawn and the whole ensemble was painted green.
Many people who remember this unit often mistake it for the preserved 1001 which is running on the main line today, but sadly this one never made preservation.
It often ran like this on the Marshlink services until May 1990 when it was withdrawn.
It was stored for a few months away from the Southern region at Radyr in South Wales when it was returned to Eastliegh and became a Departmental Unit
One trailer 60522 was formed with a pair of 207 vehicles and came Sandite unit 068 and the other three became Sandite Unit 1067.
For more on these vehicles have a look at the departmentals section on out website
Vehicle, Type, Former unit, Next number, Departmental No, Dept Unit
60014 DMBSO 1011 60152 977698 1067
60015 DMBSO 1011 60153 977699 1067
60521 TSOL 1011
60522 TSOL 1011 977696 068
60523 TSOL 1011 977697 1067
60707 TFK 1011