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Unit 1001’s status

Last updated on 8 February 2019

On Saturday 22 December 2018, our train worked its annual private Olympia Express charter to Kensington Olympia; a test run to Tonbridge had been carried out on the preceding Monday.

On Friday 14 September 2018, our train was privately chartered for a railway staff retirement outing from Bexhill to Blackfriars.

On Saturday 4 August 2018, our train operated our Weymouth Warrior railtour to Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Wareham and Weymouth.

On Saturday 17 June 2018, our train operated our South Devon Coaster railtour to Exeter, Dawlish, Teignmouth and Paignton.

On 21 April 2018, our train operated the HDL West Norfolk Wanderer railtour to Cambridge, Ely and King’s Lynn; an illustrated news article describes the day’s outing.

Please visit the DEMU Diary to see details of our train’s many workings on the main line since March 2003. See also the HDL Railtour archive.

Our train has six vehicles re-certified for main-line use, including the CEP coach and Buffet car. See our Fleet list for full details. Progress is being made on the restoration of 60019 our fourth motor coach.

Unit 1001 is based at St. Leonards depot. Its formation at the depot is:
[Ashford end] 60116 Mountfield – 60529 – 70262 – 69337 – 60501 – 60118 Tunbridge Wells [Bexhill end]

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