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Southern Region

Pull-Push Sets

(600-619)

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Following the cessation of pull-push workings on Saturday, 16th May 1964, and with its locomotive running-round, pull-push set 613 awaits its next hauled turn to Swanage at Wareham on Saturday, 18th September 1964.
The UIC yellow First-class band on the BCK is just visible below the cant-rail and its air-horns clearly apparent on the driving end. Only the driver’s forward observation light was ever equipped with a wiper.
© A.E. West (Mike King collection)

Following the cessation of pull-push workings on Saturday, 16th May 1964, and with its locomotive running-round, pull-push set 613 awaits its next hauled turn to Swanage at Wareham on Saturday, 18th September 1964.

The UIC yellow First-class band on the BCK is just visible below the cant-rail and its air-horns clearly apparent on the driving end. Only the driver’s forward observation light was ever equipped with a wiper.

© A.E. West (Mike King collection)

 

Many of the Southern’s Pull-Push sets were over thirty years old when the British Transport Commission announced its thirty-year rule for rolling stock. With the Kent Coast electrification still progressing and delivery of many of the new 2H diesel multiple units awaited, the need for twenty ‘new’ Pull-Push sets was identified. So, in 1959 Lancing Works started converting surplus coaches for Pull-Push operation, their set numbers having been previously allocated to ex.SECR Birdcage Sets.

Conversion of Maunsell Stock

Those vehicles converted were restriction ‘4’ Maunsell coaches comprising 1935-built ‘flush-sided’ Brake Corridor Composite (BCK) coaches (two first-class and four second-class compartments) and 1934-built Second Open (SO) coaches (seven second-class seating bays). Livery was BR(S) Green.

The BCK coaches for pull-push sets 614 to 619 were sourced from North Cornwall ‘P’ sets with these ‘P’ sets receiving replacement older Maunsell BCK coaches. The SO coaches were all previously designated as ‘Loose’.

Conversion included taking the lavatories out-of-use and removal of the outer-end gangways on both coaches. As a consequence, the SO was equipped with Spencer-Moulton buffers at its outer-end.

The brake area of each BCK had a driving area created therein, the guard’s duckets being replaced with droplights and two forward observation lights cut into the coach end. However, only a driver’s forward observation light was provided with a wiper. The driver in the BCK was able to control the locomotive regulator and brakes remotely via the Southern’s pneumatic pull-push system.

August 1961

The Brighton – Horsham – Guildford stock workings had been operated by Maunsell pull-push sets (strengthened with ex.SECR seconds). However, from August 1961 Maunsell 3 Cor sets in the number series 222–232 took over enabling the ex.SECR seconds to be withdrawn and push-pull sets 601, 605 & 607 to be transferred to Eastbourne for the Hailsham services.

November 1961

Following its transfer and subsequent damage at Eastbourne, set 607 was disbanded.

March 1962

By March 1962 all the old pull-push sets were extinct with the Oxted – East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells local services being operated by sets 600, 602, 617 & 619.

June 1963

Sets 618 & 619 disbanded for Hayling Island use (Second Opens to ‘Loose’).

October 1963

By October 1963 pull-push duties appeared to be as follow: Three Bridges - East Grinstead (one set plus set spare); Eastbourne – Hailsham (one set); Brockenhurst - Lymington, Brockenhurst - Bournemouth (three sets plus one or two spare sets and one spare trailer (SO 1343 ex.607) and Swanage Branch (one set). Sets 600, 601, 602 & 605 were withdrawn in December 1963. The new ‘East Sussex’ 3D diesel units had taken over most services into Tunbridge Wells West

Cessation of Pull-Push Working

Due to a shortage of M7 locomotives, steam-operated Southern Region pull-push operation ceased on 16th May 1964 when M7 30052 was replaced by a 2MT on the Lymington branch. Pull-push working both on the Swanage Branch and the Salisbury and Dorset Junction Railway (through Fordingbridge) had ended on 2nd May 1964; this being the last day of railway services on the latter.

However, sets 608, 615, 616 continued to be used as carriage pairs (along with SO 1342 ex.618) with set 603 (plus SO 1343 ex.607) on the Lymington Branch. The last of the pull-push sets were withdrawn in October 1964, just five years after these sets first appeared.

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Prior to fitment of air-horns and UIC First-class yellow band, on Saturday, 9th June 1962 pull-push set 613 approaches Yeovil Junction with the 11.45 a.m. from Yeovil Town. Propelled by an unidentified M7, the train was photographed from Yeovil Junction ‘A’ signal box - which was subsequently demolished almost exactly fifty-years later on Sunday, 10th June 2012.
© RCTS (Railway Correspondence & Travel Society)

Prior to fitment of air-horns and UIC First-class yellow band, on Saturday, 9th June 1962 pull-push set 613 approaches Yeovil Junction with the 11.45 a.m. from Yeovil Town. Propelled by an unidentified M7, the train was photographed from Yeovil Junction ‘A’ signal box - which was subsequently demolished almost exactly fifty-years later on Sunday, 10th June 2012.

© RCTS (Railway Correspondence & Travel Society)

 

UIC Banding

Lancing Works started adding UIC yellow First-class cantrail bands during A2 & E4 exams from 3rd November 1962 so sets nos. 600, 601, 602, 603, 605, 607, 608, 609, 610 (no card), 612, 614, 615, 617, 618 & 619 did not receive these as their last Lancing A2 was prior to this date.

However, 616 was outshopped from an A-exam at Eastleigh 17th October 1963 and did receive a UIC yellow First-class cantrail band as did sets 606 (8th January 1964) and 613 (7th June 1963) whilst receiving A2 exams in Lancing Works.

Furthermore, sets 611 and 604 also received an A2 at Lancing Works (outshopped 4th February 1963 and 7th February 1963 respectively) placing both in the time-frame for UIC yellow bands. However, as yet there is no confirmation that either of these sets received them (nor air-horns).

 

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Sporting air-horns, set 617 on a Swanage train at Wareham, Thursday, 15th August 1963. In the background, a ‘spare’ pull-push sits against the ‘stops’ in the up siding.
Note both tail lamp & headcode disc, a not uncommon practice on branch lines.
“The push-pull train for Swanage, headed by an LSWR M7 0-4-4T, was the object of my trip from Weymouth, where we were on holiday” [John Sutton]. 
© John Sutton (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Sporting air-horns, set 617 on a Swanage train at Wareham, Thursday, 15th August 1963. In the background, a ‘spare’ pull-push sits against the ‘stops’ in the up siding.

Note both tail lamp & headcode disc, a not uncommon practice on branch lines.

The push-pull train for Swanage, headed by an LSWR M7 0-4-4T, was the object of my trip from Weymouth, where we were on holiday” [John Sutton].

© John Sutton (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

Air-Horns

Sets 606, 612, 613, 616 and 617 were equipped with air-horns; evidence that 600 and 610 were similarly fitted has yet to emerge (set 600’s last A2 was 8th December 1961).

 

Table of Pull-Push Sets 600-619

Set
No.

Entered
Lancing
Works

Conversion
Outshopped
Lancing

Driving Brake Composite

Trailer
Second
Open

Withdrawn
/Disbanded
Date

Diag. No.

 

 

2403

2005

 

600

6-Jul-59

2-Oct-59

6693
(ex.270)

1338
(ex. Loose)

12-Dec-63

601

20-Jul-59

12-Oct-59

6687
(ex.270)

1351
(ex. Loose)

28-Dec-63

602

4-Sep-59

3-Nov-59

6681
(ex.Loose)

1318
(ex. Loose)

28-Dec-63

603

26-Aug-59

18-Dec-59

6675
(ex.Loose)

1320
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

604

7-Sep-59

8-Jan-60

6676
(ex.268)

1360
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

605

28-Oct-59

26-Jan-60

6677
(ex.269)

1349
(ex. Loose)

28-Dec-63

606

7-Sep-59

17-Nov-59

6678
(ex.268)

1328
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

607

17-Sep-59

6-Jan-60

6682
(ex.271)

1343
(ex. Loose)

15-Sep-61
(accident)

608

28-Oct-59

21-Jan-60

6689
(ex.Loose)

1330
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

609

21-Sep-59

30-Nov-59

6694
(ex.Loose)

1353
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

610

11-May-60

?-Jul-60

6679
(ex.269)

1317
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

611

9-May-60

4-Jul-60

6680
(ex.269)

1323
(ex. Loose)

16-May-64

612

16-Sep-60

22-Nov-60

6683
(ex.Loose)

1356
(ex. Loose)

16-May-64

613

28-Aug-60

24-Oct-60

6688
(ex.Loose)

1347
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

614

20-Sep-60

17-Feb-61

6690
(ex.178)

1354
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

615

29-Jun-60

7-Nov-60

6691
(ex.22)

1341
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

616

24-May-60

19-Aug-60

6695
(ex.168)

1359
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

617

28-Mar-60

14-Jul-60

6696
(ex.172)

1361
(ex. Loose)

Oct-64

618

7-Sep-60

26-Jan-61

6697
(ex.196)

1342
(ex. Loose)

Jun-63

619

8-Jul-60

29-Jul-60

6699
(ex.198)

1331
(ex. Loose)

17-Jun-63

Seats

 

 

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Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Set 616 at Wareham on Saturday, 18th September 1964, now being used as a loco-hauled pair. The Spencer-Moulton buffers on SO S1319 can be clearly seen along with the former gangway (now plated over).
The UIC yellow First-class band on the BCK is barely visible but there.
© A.E. West (Mike King collection)

Set 616 at Wareham on Saturday, 18th September 1964, now being used as a loco-hauled pair. The Spencer-Moulton buffers on SO S1319 can be clearly seen along with the former gangway (now plated over).

The UIC yellow First-class band on the BCK is barely visible but present.

© A.E. West (Mike King collection)

 

Set Notes
600-619

Notes for the Pull-Push sets 600-619 include District allocations as stated in the Appendices to Carriage Working Notices (CWNA). Initially sets 600-607 & 616-619 were intended for the London (Central) District with 610-611 to the South Eastern Section and the remainder (608, 609, 612-615 to the Western District.

However, sets were quite often seen operating ‘out of District’. Where evidence exists of their operation on specific routes then this is included in [italics]. However, this is by no means inclusive and is subject to confirmation.

Note

Sets undertook an A2 exam (set 614 was given an E4 exam) during conversion at Lancing Carriage Works. Although appearing in the 12th September 1960 CWNA, a number sets were not completed by that date.

 

Set

 

 

Notes

 

 

600

Outshopped 2nd October 1959. Entered service London (Central) District 2nd November 1959.

Entered service London (Central) District 2nd November 1959.
CWNA 12th September 1960 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to Central Division.

Withdrawn 12th December 1963.

[Horsham – May 1960].
[Horsham to Guildford - 1960].
[Horsham - Shoreham – Brighton].
[Oxted – East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – March 1962].

 

601

Outshopped 12th October 1959. Entered service London (Central) District 2nd November 1959.

CWNA 12th September 1960 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to Central Division.

Withdrawn 28th December 1963.

[Horsham – May 1960].
[Horsham to Guildford].
[Horsham - Shoreham – Brighton – 24th July 1960].
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – August 1962].

 

602

Outshopped 3rd November 1959. Entered service London (Central) District. SO 1318 unusually carried its set no. 602 on its outer end.

CWNA 12th September 1960 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to Central Division.

Withdrawn 28th December 1963.

[Three Bridges – May 1960].
[Horsham - Shoreham – Brighton].
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – March 1962].

 

603

Outshopped 18th December 1959. Entered service London (Central) District.

On 6th June 1963 pull-push sets nos. 603 & 610 stopped at Bournemouth West (set 603 for bad roof canvas). Both on 1963 varnish programme, so ordered to Eastleigh for Intermediate Repair and lift (603 into works 10th June 1963 – out 13th June 1963).

CWNA 12th September 1960 - set allocated to the Western Section.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to the Western Section.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Seaton – May 1960].
[Seaton Branch – 8th August 1963].
[Swanage Branch].

 

604

Outshopped 8th January 1960. Entered service London (Central) District.

‘Loose’ SO 1336 was initially allocated to set 604 (it was withdrawn in November 1961). However, ‘Loose’ SO 1360 was selected instead. Originally ‘Loose’, since 21st November 1946 SO 1360 had been in set 208 thence ‘Loose’ from 30th October 1948.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to Central Division.

CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Horsham – May 1960].
[Horsham – February 1961].
[Horsham to Guildford].
[Horsham - Shoreham – Brighton – 22nd April 1961].
[Hawkhurst Branch]
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – September 1962].
[Brockenhurst - Ringwood - Wimborne - Bournemouth West]
[Swanage Branch].
[Lymington Branch – 11th April 1964]

 

605

Outshopped 26th January 1960. Entered service London (Central) District.

CWNA 12th September 1960 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to Central Division.

Withdrawn 28th December 1963.

[Horsham – May 1960].
[Horsham - Shoreham – Brighton].
[Oxted – East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West].
[Tunbridge Wells West - Eridge - Hailsham - Polegate – Eastbourne].

 

606

Outshopped 17th November 1959. Entered service London (Central) District.

CWNA 12th September 1960 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Horsham to Guildford – 2nd April 1960].
[Horsham – May 1960].
[Three Bridges – Tunbridge Wells West – 9th September 1961]
[Bournemouth].

 

607

Outshopped 6th January 1960, entered service London (Central) District. Set 607 was damaged at Eastbourne on 13th September 1961 and subsequently disbanded with BCK 6682 scrapped.

The 2.32pm Hailsham to Eastbourne formed of C2x engine no.32580 hauling pull-push set 607 pulled into Eastbourne station, engine detached and drew forward to run-round clear of stock.

Meanwhile another engine was attached to rear of the set (SO 1343) and a propelling movement was made towards the buffer stops before engine no.32580 was clear of the crossover.

As a consequence, the driving-end of BCK 6682 of set 607 collided with C2x engine no.32580 causing extensive damage to the coach and some damage to the engine.

On 15th September 1961 set 607 was disbanded with BCK 6682 immediately condemned due to a distorted underframe. On 8th October 1961 the Brighton Breakdown Crane lifted its body onto underframe 7222 ready for removal from site to Hassocks.

The distorted underframe of BCK 6682 was taken to Newhaven on 16th October 1961 where the pull & push equipment removed prior to scrapping.

The two bogies of BCK 6682 were dispatched to Lancing Works on 13th October 1961 as follows: 8911 on Lowfit M460316 & 8912 on Lowfit M460622.

Sustaining damaged end rails with slight body damage, SO 1343 was initially dispatched to Hassocks on 16th October 1961 (along with underframe 7222 carrying the body of BCK 6682).

SO 1343 was repaired at Lancing Works (entering 21st November 1961 - outshopped A2 plus damage repair 11th January 1962) thence to ‘Loose’ strengthening Lymington branch pull-push sets.

However, SO 1343 was involved in a further incident in No.1 platform road at Brockenhurst on 2nd November 1963 but undamaged. Unfortunately, pull-push set 384 was written off by M7 30053 during this incident.

SO 1343 was withdrawn on 31st October 1964.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.

Disbanded 15th September 1961

[Horsham – May 1960].
[Tunbridge Wells West - Eridge - Hailsham - Polegate – Eastbourne].

 

608

Outshopped 21st January 1960. Entered service Western Section.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to Western Section.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to the Western Section.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

1st January 1963 – transferred to WR but returned to SR.

CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Yeovil Town - Yeovil Junction /Yeovil Pen Mill – April 1962].

 

609

Outshopped 30th November 1959. Entered service Western Section.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to South Eastern Division.
CWNA 12th June 1961 – set allocated to South Eastern Division.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

1st January 1963 – transferred to WR but returned to SR.

CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Maidstone West – May 1960].
[Paddock Wood – May 1960].
[Tonbridge – February 1961].
[Paddock Wood - Hawkhurst Branch – May 1961 & last day 11th June 1961].
[Gravesend - Stoke Junction - Allhallows-on-Sea & Grain Branches].
[Tunbridge Wells West - Eridge - Hailsham - Polegate – Eastbourne].

 

610

Outshopped July 1960.

On 6th June 1963 pull-push sets nos. 603 & 610 stopped at Bournemouth West (set 610 wheels down to gauge). As both were on the 1963 varnish programme each was ordered to Eastleigh for Intermediate Repair and lift.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to South Eastern Division.
CWNA 12th June1961 – set allocated to South Eastern Division.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

1st January 1963 – transferred to WR but returned to SR.

CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Paddock Wood - Hawkhurst Branch].
[Paddock Wood – 18th September 1960]
[Tonbridge – November 1960]
[Westerham Branch – May 1961].
[Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Maidstone West].
[Reading South - Ash – Guildford].

 

611

Outshopped 4th July 1960.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to South Eastern Division.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to the Western Section.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn 16th May 1964.

[Swanage Branch].

Note - SO 1323 currently awaiting restoration as a P/P second open.

 

612

Outshopped 22nd November 1960.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to Western Section.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to the Western Section.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn 16th May 1964.

[Brighton].

 

613

Outshopped 24th October 1960. Upon disbandment in October 1964, condemned BCK 6688 went back into service as ‘Loose’ before withdrawal September 1966.

‘Loose’ SO 1348 was initially allocated to set 613 (it was withdrawn in August 1962). However, ‘Loose’ SO 1347 was selected instead.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to Western Section.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to the Western Section
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Disbanded October 1964.

[Bournemouth West - Broadstone - West Moors - Ringwood – Brockenhurst– 30th August 1961].
[Yeovil Town - Yeovil Junction /Yeovil Pen Mill – April 1962].

 

614

Outshopped 17th February 1961 having entered Lancing Works on 20th September 1960 (SO 1354) & 1st November 1960 (BCK 6690) for both an E4 exam and conversion to Pull-Push.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to Western Section.
CWNA 12th June 1961 – set allocated to South Eastern Division.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Horsham – February 1961].
[Westerham branch].
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – August 1962].

 

615

Outshopped 7th November 1960 having entered Lancing Works on 29th June 1960 (BCK 6691) and SO 1341 21st September 1960 for conversion to Pull-Push.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to Western Section.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to the Western Section.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

 

616

Outshopped 19th August 1960. Received UIC yellow First-class cantrail band at Eastleigh Works (outshopped 17th October 1963).

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Tonbridge – February 1961].
[Gravesend - Stoke Junction - Allhallows-on-Sea & Grain Branches].
[Tonbridge - Paddock Wood - Maidstone West – May 1961].
[Seaton Branch].
[Swanage Branch].

 

617

Outshopped 14th July 1960.

An internal railway memo (Waterloo Inspectors) dated 3rd May 1963 stated ‘P&P Set No. 617 is required is required to work on the Western Division it is being worked from Tunbridge Wells West to Eastleigh for steam repairs, and should be at Eastleigh on Monday next 6th inst. Please advise those concerned’.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.

6th May 1963 set 617 transferred to South Western Division.

CWNA 17th June 1963 - set allocated to the South Western Division.
CWNA 15th June 1964 - set allocated to the South Western Division.

Withdrawn October 1964.

[Horsham - Shoreham – Brighton].
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – March 1962].
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – August 1962].

[Seaton branch].

 

618

Outshopped 26th January 1961 having entered Lancing Works on 7th September 1960 for conversion to Pull-Push. Set disbanded 17th June 1963 with coaches going to ‘Loose’.

Still carrying its set number, BCK 6697 was used on the Hayling Island in the latter half of 1963 as a brake coach with non-corridor Mk1 Seconds 46284 & 46291.

SO 1342 back to ‘Loose’ on the South Western Division strengthening other pull-push trains before withdrawal 31st October 1964.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 – set disbanded with BCK 6697 HI (Hailing Island).

Disbanded 17th June 1963

[Three Bridges – February 1961].
[Tunbridge Wells West – Victoria – 7.12a.m. 10th April 1961 within formation due to stock shortage].

Note - BCK 6697 underframe only survives.

 

619

Outshopped 29th January 1960 having entered Lancing Works on 8th July 1960 for conversion to Pull-Push. Set disbanded June 1963 with coaches going to ‘Loose’.

Still carrying its set number, BCK 6699 was used on the Hayling Island in the latter half of 1963 as a brake coach with non-corridor Mk1 Seconds 46292 & 46293.

SO 1331 back to ‘Loose’ on the South Western Division strengthening other pull-push trains before withdrawal (31st?) October 1964.

CWNA 12th September 1960 – set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 12th June 1961 - set allocated to London (Central) District.
CWNA 18th June 1962 - set allocated to Central Division.
CWNA 17th June 1963 – set disbanded with BCK 6699 HI (Hailing Island).

Disbanded June 1963

[Gravesend - Stoke Junction - Allhallows-on-Sea & Grain Branches – May 1961].
[Oxted - East Grinstead - Tunbridge Wells West – March 1962].

Note - BCK 6699 currently awaiting restoration as a P/P driving coach.

 

 

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Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
‘Bacon slicer’ 4MT 80147 leads set 616 (now used as 
a hauled pair) plus a van into Swanage during 1964. 
© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

‘Bacon slicer’ 4MT 80147 leads set 616 (now used as
a hauled pair) plus a van into Swanage during 1964.

© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

 

Damaged Coaches

The following record comes from the reports of the Southern Region’s Waterloo Inspectors in respect of damage sustained to Maunsell pull-push stock following incidents:

 

Vehicle

Damage recorded

6682

BCK of Set 607 damaged at Eastbourne 13th September 1961
(coach condemned and scrapped)

 

Brake End

Headstock and solebars buckled.

Diagonals & longitudinals buckled (Diagonals have been forced upwards through the brake floor).

Self-contained buffer faceplate bent.

Vacuum main pipe severed – hose torn.

Main steam pipe severed – hose torn.

Handbrake screw broken – brake inoperative.

Drawbar thrust plate bent.

Drawbar bent, coupling bent.

 

Trailing end

Headstock, diagonals and bolster transom bent.

 

Body brake end

Two building rails and end building rail split.

Bke floor decking broken.

End loading boards displaced.

 

A Cpt        

2 lampshades broken.

 

B Cpt

3 lampshades broken.

1 mirror frame displaced

 

D Cpt

Centre of partition moulding displaced.

End sliding door off runners.

1 top stepboard broken (roof board)

2 long stepboards broken.

Stepboard brackets bent.

Bell box broken – bell displaced.

1343

SO of Set 607 damaged at Eastbourne 13th September 1961
(coach repaired Lancing Works and into service as ’Loose’)

 

 

Gangway frame and bellows broken at top.

Top & bottom end rails split.

Vestibule electric plug broken.

End door off runners, top (roof) stepboard broken.

5 cross seats displaced.

1343

Loose SO (ex.607) incident at Brockenhurst 2nd November 1962
(coach returned to service)

 

 

No visible damage (P&P fitted)

 

 

 

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Ex.SE&CR 10-compartment trailer in a pull-push train propelled by M7 no.30049
© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

Ex.SE&CR 10-compartment trailer in a pull-push train propelled by M7 no.30049

© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

 

Pull-push fitted Vehicles

Pull-push fitted Seconds

Consummate with the Maunsell pull-push sets, the following pull-push loose trailer seconds have been identified. Besides the ex.SECR 10-compartment thirds, three of these pull-push coaches were open seconds from disbanded Maunsell pull-push sets 607, 618 & 619:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

Compartment Vehicles

 

Diagram 50 ex.BT 10-compartment Third

1050

Converted from Third Brake 2833, fitted with air-control apparatus and renumbered 1050 in July 1943 and outshopped in Malachite-livery 24th August 1943. Outshopped Crimson Lake-livery (Lancing) 16th December 1952.

Allocated to SWD Yeovil thence Lymington, Seaton and Swanage.

Outshopped Green-livery 24th October 1960 (A2 Lancing) although outshopped damage repair Eastleigh 17th September 1961. Withdrawn in 1962.

 

Diagram 52 ex.SECR 10-compartmment Thirds

971

Pull-push conversion April 1958. Withdrawn September 1961 into preservation.

1056

Pull-push conversion February 1958. Withdrawn February 1962.

1057

Ex. pull-push set 656. Green-livery 13th December 1956. Last A2 Lancing 24th February 1960. Withdrawn September 1961.

1058

Ex. pull-push set 696. Outshopped Crimson Lake-livery July 1951. Poss. Green- livery 4th January 1957. Last A2 Lancing 14th September 1960.

1066

Pull-push conversion July 1958. Withdrawn June 1962.

1081

Pull-push conversion not stated. Green livery but painting date not known. Last A2 Lancing 12th September 1961 although withdrawn October 1961.

1092

Ex.898 set. Pull-push conversion outshopped Lancing (Green livery) 11th March 1958 with last A2 Lancing 14th September 1959. Withdrawn July 1961.

1093

Pull-push conversion 1943. Crimson Lake to Green livery 21st October 1959. Withdrawn November 1961.

1098

Pull-push conversion 1944. Last A2 Lancing 12th May 1961. Crimson Lake livery (outshopped 26th February 1954) thence Green during A2 exam 8th January 1959. Withdrawn December 1962.

1100

Ex.898 set. Pull-push conversion outshopped Lancing (Green livery) 11th March 1958 with no further work. Withdrawn July 1961

1103

Ex.LS&WR set 6. Withdrawn following incident at Bournemouth Central March 1959.

1104

Ex.898 set. Pull-push conversion outshopped Lancing (Green livery) 11th March 1958 with last A2 Lancing 18th January 1961. Withdrawn July 1961

1111

Pull-push conversion outshopped Lancing (Green livery) 11th March 1958 with last A2 Lancing 16th January 1961. Under the Kent Coast Electrification Scheme Phase 2, coach 1111 was carded at Lancing c.24th May 1961 and sent to Newhaven for scrapping 19th May 1961.

 

Ex.SE&CR 10-compartment trailer S1057 at Lewes in May 1952
© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

Ex.SE&CR 10-compartment pull-push trailer S1057 at Lewes in May 1952

© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

 

Number

Open Vehicles

 

Ex. Pull-Push Maunsell Second Opens

1331

Ex disbanded set 619 (from 17th June 1963). To ‘Loose’ on the South Western Division strengthening other pull-push trains before withdrawal (31st?) October 1964.

1342

Ex disbanded set 618 (from 17th June 1963). To ‘Loose’ on the South Western Division strengthening other pull-push trains before withdrawal 31st October 1964.

1343

Ex disbanded set 607 (following Eastbourne collision 13th September 1961). Repaired at Lancing Works (outshopped 11th January 1962) thence to ‘Loose’ strengthening Lymington branch pull-push sets. Involved in a further incident at Brockenhurst on 2nd November 1963 but undamaged [see set 607 notes]. Withdrawn on 31st October 1964.

 

 

Withdrawn ex.SE&CR 10-compartment trailer S1098S at Micheldever.
© Dr T. Gough (Mike King collection)

Withdrawn ex.SE&CR 10-compartment pull-push trailer S1098S at Micheldever.

© Dr T. Gough (Mike King collection)

 

Air-control Vans

For working with Pull-Push sets the Southern had a number of air-control vans with the ex.SECR diagram 960 vehicles (converted in August 1939) being withdrawn by December 1962. The last five air-control vans (SR plywood vans to diag.3103 nos.1621 to 1625) were converted by BR between November 1962 and March 1963 for use between Bournemouth and Brockenhurst with a significant amount to their traffic being perambulators etc. Air control vans also saw use on the Yeovil, Swanage and Lymington services.

On 18th November 1963 it was noted by Waterloo Inspectors that ‘pull-push P.M.V. no. 1621 was damaged at Bournemouth West recently, the brake ‘V’ iron bent, lever & rack removed and put inside. Carded to Eastleigh Works for repairs. After pull-push operation ceased the air-control piping removed from these vans they went back into normal traffic.

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Pull-Push Working
on the Seaton Branch

Saturday, 20th April 1963

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
At Seaton station M7 no. 30048 with an unidentified Maunsell pull-push set awaits its departure for Seaton Junction on 20th April 1963.
Note both tail lamp & headcode disc; the latter sporting the driver’s duty number.
© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Captured by photographer Richard Green at Seaton station, M7 no. 30048 with an unidentified Maunsell pull-push set awaits its departure for Seaton Junction.

Note both tail lamp & headcode disc; the latter sporting the driver’s duty number.

© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
At Seaton Junction M7 no.30048 with an unidentified Maunsell push-pull set is readied for its return to Seaton on a damp Saturday, 20th April 1963.
Note both tail lamp & headcode disc; the latter sporting the driver’s duty number.
A row of red fire buckets can be seen hanging off the public footbridge support.
© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

A wonderful photograph at Seaton Junction - M7 no.30048 with an unidentified Maunsell push-pull set is readied for its return to Seaton on this damp Saturday.

Note both tail lamp & headcode disc; the latter sporting the driver’s duty number.

A row of red fire buckets can be seen hanging off the public footbridge support.

© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

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Pull-Push Working
on the Swanage Branch

Saturday, 9th November 1963.

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
An unidentified push-pull set hauled by M7 class locomotive no.30052 enters Corfe Castle station on its way to Wareham on Saturday, 9th November 1963.
© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Photographed by Richard Green, an unidentified push-pull set hauled by M7 class locomotive no.30052 enters Corfe Castle station on its way up to Wareham.

© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
With the ruins of Corfe Castle just visible, two push-pull trains (each with a M7 locomotive) pass at Corfe Castle station on Saturday, 9th November 1963.
© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

With the ruins of Corfe Castle just visible, two push-pull trains (each with a M7 locomotive at the Wareham-end) pass each other in Corfe Castle station.

© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Having arrived at Wareham from Swanage, unidentified M7 and Maunsell pull-push set starts shunting from the Up bay platform across to the Down bay in readiness for departure to Swanage on 9th November 1963
© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Having arrived at Wareham from Swanage and off-loaded its passengers, unidentified M7 and its Maunsell pull-push set starts shunting from the Up bay platform across to the Down bay in readiness for departure to Swanage.

© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
On 9th November 1963, M7 no.30052 (with one of the two unidentified Maunsell pull-push sets in use on the day) takes on water from the tower at Wareham station.
When its tanks are full, the train will continue its shunting move further into the Down bay platform to form the next service to Swanage. 
Note both tail lamp & headcode disc; the latter sporting the driver’s duty number.
In the background, a third ‘spare’ pull-push set sits against the Up siding’s ‘stops’.
© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

M7 no.30052 (with one of the two unidentified Maunsell pull-push sets in use on the day) takes on water from column adjacent to Wareham’s water tower.

When its side tanks are full, the train will continue with its shunting move further into the Down bay platform to form the next service to Swanage.

Note both tail lamp & headcode disc; the latter sporting the driver’s duty number.

In the background, a third ‘spare’ pull-push set (its driving coach is at the London-end) sits against the ‘stops’ in the former Up headshunt; the crossover to the Up line having been taken out of use on 22nd January 1956. The West box (already demoted to a ground frame on 25th March 1928) was closed on 3rd November 1957.

© Richard Green (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

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Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Pull-push fitted M7 locomotive 30104 arriving at Lymington Pier.
The building on the left is the old Toilet /Waiting Room /Ticket Office from the original Lymington Pier station, these being retained following the northern platform & canopy extension; added when the Car Ferry Service was introduced using the new Voith Schneider-driven ferry M.V. Lymington (following commissioning of the new slipway on 24th May 1938). 
Just beside the M7’s buffer-beam is the join in the platform between the original timber planking and the newer concrete /asphalt construction. This join is still present, although the adjacent buildings have long since demolished. The building in the distance is believed to be ‘Ferry House’.
© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

Pull-push fitted M7 locomotive 30104 arriving at Lymington Pier.

The building on the left is the old Toilet /Waiting Room /Ticket Office from the original Lymington Pier station, these being retained following the northern platform & canopy extension; added when the Car Ferry Service was introduced using the new Voith Schneider-driven ferry M.V. Lymington (following commissioning of the new slipway on 24th May 1938).

Just beside the M7’s buffer-beam is the join in the platform between the original timber planking and the newer concrete /asphalt construction. This join is still present, although the adjacent buildings have long since demolished. The building in the distance is believed to be ‘Ferry House’.

© Glen Woods collection /Bluebell Railway Museum

 

Pull-push
Locomotives

The following pull-push air-control fitted steam locomotives have been identified as being in Southern Region pull-push service from 1960 to 1964 (including the division(s) during this period). However, it should not be assumed that all these locomotives operated with Maunsell pull-push sets. The table below is only meant to be a quick-reference guide.

Whilst some pull-push air-control fitted class O2 locomotives survived in the Plymouth area, to date there isn’t any indication that they ever worked with the Maunsell pull-push sets. The pull-push equipment fitted to the Ivatt 2-6-2 tank engines that operated on the Southern was not compatible with the Maunsell pull-push sets.

 

No

Type

Late crest

Division

Wdn

30021

M7

6-Apr-57

SWD & CD

15-Mar-64

30028

M7

No

SWD

29-Feb-62

30029

M7

No

SWD & CD

17-Mar-64

30031

M7

21-Jan-61*

SWD

May-63

30045

M7

30-Sep-58

SWD

8-Dec-62

30047

M7

No

CD

5-Mar-60

30048

M7

27-Jun-59

SWD

Jan-64

30049

M7

6-Sep-57

CD & SWD

9-Jun-62

30050

M7

20-Ag-60

SWD

3-Feb-62

30051

M7

13-Dec-58

SWD

29-Sep-62

30052

M7

27-Apr-57

CD & SWD

17-May-64

30053

M7

12-May-62

CD & SWD

17-May-64

30055

M7

3-Feb-62

SWD & CD

15-Sep-63

30056

M7

9-Sep-61

CD & SWD

14-Dec-63

30057

M7

12-Sep-59

SWD

19-Jun-63

30058

M7

No

SWD

24-Sep-60

30059

M7

No

SWD

25-Feb-61

30060

M7

26-Mar-60

SWD

22-Jul-61

30104

M7

No

SWD

13-May-61

30105

M7

17-May-58

SWD

1-Jun-63

30106

M7

No

SWD

19-Nov-60

30107

M7

7-May-60

SWD

17-Mar-63

30108

M7

2-Jan-60

SWD

17-May-64

30109

M7

No

CD

1-Jul-61

30110

M7

         6-Dec-58

CD & SWD

18-May-63

30111

M7

30-Sep-61

SWD

5-Jan-64

30125

M7

13-Apr-57

SWD

30-Dec-62

30128

M7

No

SWD

Dec-60

30129

M7

16-Apr-60

SWD

23-No-63

30131

M7

7-Nov-59

SWD

1-Dec-62

30133

M7

29-Jun-57

CD & SWD

21-Mar-64

30328

M7

8-Nov-58

SWD & CD

9-Mar-63

30480

M7

4-Jun-60

SWD

17-May-64

30481

M7

No

N/A

15-Jun-59

31005

H

Yes

SED

Sep-63

31161

H

?

SED

Nov-63

31162

H

?

SED

Jul-61

31177

H

?

SED

Oct-61

31193

H

?

SED

Apr-61

31239

H

?

SED

Jan-60

31263

H

Yes

SED

Jan-64

31266

H

?

SED

Sep-60

31276

H

?

SED

Feb-61

31278

H

Yes

SED

Oct-62

31306

H

?

SED

Dec-61

31310

H

?

SED

May-60

31319

H

?

SED

Jan-60

31322

H

?

SED

Apr-61

31324

H

?

SED

Jul-62

31500

H

?

SED

Jun-61

31512

H

?

SED

Jun-61

31517

H

Yes

SED

May-61

31518

H

Yes

SED

Jan-64

31519

H

?

SED

Feb-61

31520

H

?

SED

Aug-60

31521

H

?

SED

May-62

31522

H

Yes

SED

Jan-63

31530

H

?

SED

Mar-62

31543

H

?

SED

Jul-63

31544

H

?

SED

Sep-63

31551

H

Yes

SED

Jan-64

31553

H

?

SED

Jun-61

 

Note - * pull-push fitment also made at that time

 

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Southern Region
Pull-Push Sets
(Maunsell rebuilds 600-619)
Hornby pull-push sets 619 & 610 on Ewhurst Green model railway; both weathered by TMC the latter renumbered to set 607 which met it end at Eastbourne in 1962.
© Colin Watts

Hornby sets 619 & 607 on Ewhurst Green model railway; both weathered by TMC the latter renumbered to set 607 (which had met it’s end at Eastbourne in 1962).

© Colin Watts

 

Sets 600-618
in Model Form

Branchlines produced a conversion kit for Ian Kirk 4mm Maunsell coach kits (thence Hornby’s Maunsell coaches). Following its January 2012 announcement, in June 2012 Hornby produced the first of the following pull-push coach packs, two came with locomotives (an appropriate M7 and H-class tank engine). Two of the pull-push sets (600 & 610) were produced with air horns, none were produced with UIC First-class yellow banding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set

Catalogue
Number

Announced

Issued

Notes

Issue

600

R3087

Jan-12

Jun-12

Air horns.

+ M7 30029

601

R4534E

Jan-17

Sep-20

Whistle.

Coach pack

602

R3512

Jan-17

Apr-19

Whistle

+ H 31551

603

R4534B

Dec-12

Feb-14

Whistle.

Coach pack.

608

R4534C

Dec-13

Mar-17

Whistle.

Coach pack.

610

R4534

Jan-12

Jun-12

Air-horns.

Coach pack.

616

R4534A

Jan-12

Feb-14

Whistle.

Coach pack.

619

R4534D

Nov-16

Sep-20

Whistle.

Coach pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hornby produced the following pull-push fitted M7 and H tanks suitable for use with these sets:

M7 tank engines – 30029*, 30031, 30051, 30055, 30056, 30108 & 30129

H tank engines - 31265, 31518 & 31551* with 31177 proposed.

* in train pack with pull-push set.

OO Works produced H tank engine 31263 but in prior to fitment of air-control apparatus.

 

100-seater SECR 971 Bluebell Railway 
by Glen Woods

Ex.SECR 100-seater 971 survives in preservation at the Bluebell Railway.

© Glen Woods

 

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Prepared by railwayman Colin Watts with much thanks to historical author Mike King (including permission to use photographs from his collection), railwayman Glen Woods and the Bluebell Railway Museum along with Graham Muzpratt, Roger Merry-Price and the works of David Gould.

Information sourced from the record cards of both CM&EE Record Cards (Tooley Street) and Lancing Works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended reading is as follows:

An Illustrated History of Southern Pull-Push Stock
Mike King
[ISBN 0 86093 596 5]

The Illustrated History of Southern Coaches
Mike King
[ISBN 0 86093 570 1]

Maunsell’s SR Steam Carriage Stock
David Gould
[ISBN 0-85361-4016]

Southern Railway Passenger Vans
David Gould
[ISBN 0-85361-4288]

Southern Coaches Survey – Pre-grouping and BR MK1 Stock
Mike King
[ISBN 978-0-86093-665-7]

The Locomotive History of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway
D.L. Bradley
[ISBN 0-901115-49-5]

The Book of the M7 0-4-0Ts
Peter Swift
[ISBN 978-1-906919-27-6]

 

Published photographs

This list is not exhaustive and photographic references are sought for 602, 605, 607, 608, 611, 612, 614, 615 & 618. Photographs of sets 613, 616 & 617 appear on this web page.

2nd April 1960 Set 606 at Bramley and Wonersh, Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 80, Terry Gough

June 1960, Set 609 at Paddock Wood, Steam Colour Portfolio, page 6, Keith Pirt

24th July 1960, Set 601 strengthened by SECR 100 seater + 31322 at Bramber, Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 70, Terry Gough

18th September 1960 31518 + Set 610 + Set 653 at Paddock Woods (train strengthened to two PP sets for Hop Pickers), Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 106, Terry Gough

Summer 1960 30125 + SECR 100-seater (in crimson) + unknown Maunsell PP set at Seaton Junction, page 32 “On London & South Western Lines” by Roy Hobbs

22nd April 1961 32512 + SECR 100-seater + Set 604 + 32468, Brighton. Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plates 72 & 73, Terry Gough

24th March 1961 E4 + set 600 + 100-seater near Christ’s Hospital, plate 75, Terry Gough

27th May 1961 Set 610 Westerham page 15 “On Southern Lines” by Roy Hobbs

30th August 1961, 76015 + set 613 leaving Wimborne, 2.08 p.m. Brockenhurst to Bournemouth service, Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 118, Terry Gough

9th September 1961, 31551 + Set 606 Rowfant, Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 158, Terry Gough

18th September 1962 Holmsley (filling in turn) 34103 ‘Calstock’ + PP fitted PMV + Maunsell PP set, Hampshire steam, page 37 by Michael Welch

6th April 1963, Corfe Castle unknown set + 30110 The Book of the M7 0-4-4Ts by Peter Swift

4th May 1963, Corfe Castle unknown set + 30052 The Book of the M7 0-4-4Ts by Peter Swift

4th May 1963, Lymington unknown set + air-control van + 30108 The Book of the M7 0-4-4Ts by Peter Swift

20th July 1963, Corfe Castle unknown set + 30056 The Book of the M7 0-4-4Ts by Peter Swift

26th July 1963, Rowfant ‘Southern Branch Line Steam - 1’ page 22 photograph by G.D. King dated (Bradford Barton).

27th July 1963, near Lymington Set 609 + Maunsell Strengthing coach (probably 1343) + 30129, page 67 “On Southern Lines” by Roy Hobbs

8th August 1963, 30048 + Set 603 + covered van + 4 milk tanks at Seaton Junction, Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 137, Terry Gough

8th September 1963 disbanded BCK ex.619 in Fratton – Havant ecs Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plate 58, Terry Gough

11th April 1964, 82029 + Set 604, Swanage Branch, Southern Railway Reflections, Branch lines recalled, plates 148 - 150, Terry Gough

16th May 1964, unknown set + Maunsell Strengthener + 30053 at Lymington Town, Hampshire steam, page 37 by Michael Welch

16th May 1964, 41303 + unknown set + Maunsell Strengthener at Lymington Town. Note “yellow stripe” first and air horns on the driving BCK page 68 “On Southern Lines” by Roy Hobbs

 

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BR Maunsell Pull-Push sets 600-619; Blood & Custard; Southern; Pull Push; Push Pull; Push-Pull; 600; 601; 602; 603; 604; 605; 606; 607; 608; 609; 610; 611; 612; 613; 614; 615; 616; 617; 618; 619; Southern Region; Maunsell; Pull-Push; BCK; SO; Hayling Island; Lymington; Swanage; Oxted; air control van; SECR 100 seater; Horsham; Eastbourne; H-tank; M7-tank; Hornby;

BR Maunsell Pull-Push sets 600-619; Blood & Custard; Southern; Pull Push; Push Pull; Push-Pull; 600; 601; 602; 603; 604; 605; 606; 607; 608; 609; 610; 611; 612; 613; 614; 615; 616; 617; 618; 619; Southern Region; Maunsell; Pull-Push; BCK; SO; Hayling Island; Lymington; Swanage; Oxted; air control van; SECR 100 seater; Horsham; Eastbourne; H-tank; M7-tank; Hornby;

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BR Maunsell Pull-Push sets 600-619; Blood & Custard; Southern; Pull Push; Push Pull; Push-Pull; 600; 601; 602; 603; 604; 605; 606; 607; 608; 609; 610; 611; 612; 613; 614; 615; 616; 617; 618; 619; Southern Region; Maunsell; Pull-Push; BCK; SO; Hayling Island; Lymington; Swanage; Oxted; air control van; SECR 100 seater; Horsham; Eastbourne; H-tank; M7-tank; Hornby;

BR Maunsell Pull-Push sets 600-619; Blood & Custard; Southern; Pull Push; Push Pull; Push-Pull; 600; 601; 602; 603; 604; 605; 606; 607; 608; 609; 610; 611; 612; 613; 614; 615; 616; 617; 618; 619; Southern Region; Maunsell; Pull-Push; BCK; SO; Hayling Island; Lymington; Swanage; Oxted; air control van; SECR 100 seater; Horsham; Eastbourne; H-tank; M7-tank; Hornby;

BR Maunsell Pull-Push sets 600-619; Blood & Custard; Southern; Pull Push; Push Pull; Push-Pull; 600; 601; 602; 603; 604; 605; 606; 607; 608; 609; 610; 611; 612; 613; 614; 615; 616; 617; 618; 619; Southern Region; Maunsell; Pull-Push; BCK; SO; Hayling Island; Lymington; Swanage; Oxted; air control van; SECR 100 seater; Horsham; Eastbourne; H-tank; M7-tank; Hornby;