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1001 departs St. Leonards Depot for a day in service

This article created on 30 November 2004

[PHOTO: train accelerating: 46kB]

At 10:10 on Tuesday 23 November 2004, the three-car formation of our DEMU accelerates onto the main line outside St. Leonards depot. It was about to enter service at Hastings with the 10:24 to Ashford International. Having two motor coaches in a 3-car unit provides a very favourable power-to-weight ratio, that can see line speed reached in under a minute. Photo by Mike Pannell.