3D DEMU reversal at Oxted
I was a regular traveller from Edenbridge Town and enjoyed the last years of the demus.
The timetable comprised shuttle services between Uckfield and Oxted with just two return workings daily Ė one each to London Bridge and Victoria. These days the bay at Oxted still sees limited use. Within these photographs the passing of the Veps should also not be forgotten having spent some twenty years operating on the East Grinstead line.
4-Vep crosses Oxted viaduct with the 15:24 arrival.
3D unit 207 202 approaches
to 15:48 terminate at 15:48.
207 202 shunts back into
the Down bay at Oxted.
The 15:48ís onward connection to
London arrives from East Grinstead.
207 202 prepares to form the
16:04 departure to Uckfield.
At 16:06 it arrives at Hurst Green.
Eight minutes later at 16:12 it
departs from Edenbridge Town.
Back at Oxted a 4-Cig is seen leaving
the 16:31 departure to East Grinstead.
Following the Clayton Tunnel fatality all 4-Cigs (Sussex & Kent) were fitted with window bars thus permitting their use on the East Grinstead line. The intermediate gangways between Cig or Vep units were required to be locked out of use through Oxted tunnel so passengers could not lean out of the driverís door droplights in the intermediate cabs.
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