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British Rail’s Southern Region
Mishap Files
Coaching Stock including Diesel & Electric units
(1961–1965)

 

1st August 1962 and passengers evacuate derailed 2 BIL Unit No.2088 at Barnham.

© Ian Nolan

 

This ‘Mishap’ file was compiled principally from about fifteen 100-page notepads used by the ‘Rolling Stock Inspectors’ based in the ‘village’ on Platform 15 at Waterloo station. These were regional staff members called out to inspect stock after any incidents over the Southern Region, principally Ernie Tozer and R H Griffiths with others too.

They wrote-up their notes of damage to stock, handwritten with a carbon copy beneath, these notes taken from the copies left behind in their notebooks. Many incidents then generated written replies (usually typed on memo pads) from the various workshops and repair locations where the stock was being sent for repairs, and these are grouped together where possible beneath the initial RSI entry.

BloodandCustard has coloured red those entries relating to diesel or electric multiple unit stock; those in black are loco-hauled stock, vans and wagons.

Notebook entries provide date and location underlined. Where information has been added for clarity by BloodandCustard this is shewn in a different font and titles not unlined.

Abbreviations

As these communications were between railwaymen, there is a certain amount of abbreviations and internal jargon, but most of it is fairly understandable in the context.

Some frequently used ones are such as V – 3-60 (vehicle last varnished in March 1960), CI (cast iron) brake blocks (NF is non-ferrous a-lso known as TBL blocks), E, H or Heavy (next classified repair due on the vehicle) [this was before the later BR system of C1, C2, C4, C5, C6 etc].

SP dates (also S Proposal) were the Inspector’s proposed dates for the units to go into works.

Several Inspectors used abbreviations such as M.S.B. for Motor Brake Second. In the interests of clarity and modern computer searches these have been amended to the current convention (MBS etc).

There are others such as GD (former Guildford & Dorking) stock, ‘Contractor’ stock (refers to former contractor-built units, the GD stock nos.1285 – 1310 (later nos.4300 – 4325) on shorter underframes and nos.1496 – 1524 (later nos.4325 – 4350), as these units had a lot of detail differences to the bulk of the SUB fleet.

There are some references to changing buffers on suburban units when reforms were needed, the standard arrangement being both MBS coaches were ‘female’, the original centre trailer ‘male’ at both ends, and the augmenting vehicle as ‘female’ one end, and ‘male’ the other.

Letters & Numbering

There are frequent references to the conventions of numbering /lettering various items on a vehicle to identify them. Bogies were A + B (driver over the A bogie) with the adjacent trailer being B + A, so a 4-car sets had bogies arranged ABBAABBA. (was different on 3-car sets of course ABBABA).

Wheels were numbered round a coach with No.1 wheel under the offside of the cab, then No.2 behind on that bogie, No.3 wheel was the leading one on the next bogie followed by No.4, then No.5 wheel was opposite, then nos.6 – 8. The driver sat over No. 8 wheel and the axles were therefore 1 & 8 pair, 2 & 7 pair, 3 & 6 pair and 4 & 5 pair. Trailers had similar arrangements, a small white downward pointing arrow low down on the bodyside pointed at No. 1 wheel.

Doors were lettered so an 8-bay suburban motor coach had A – H (A at the brakevan end) and 10 compartment trailers were A – K (as I was not used).

Lights & Lamps

Windows are described usually as ‘lights’ so there were door droplights, ¼ lights, large sidelights (usually shown as L/S/L), fixed vent lights, sliding vent lights etc.

The driver’s window was the driver’s observation light.

Light bulbs were called ‘lamps’.

 

 

 

 

BloodandCustard hopes these notes help to explain this file and make understanding the notes easier. If we have got anything wrong, please let us know!

More importantly BloodandCustard is deeply grateful to two people in respect of these notes:

Glen Woods for allowing John Atkinson to borrow these notebooks which are lodged with the Bluebell Railway Archives.

Glen is similarly working on many other documents too and is the author behind that excellent book ‘Lancing 1956’ (St Petroc InfoPublishing - ISBN 978 0956 7655 29).

John Atkinson for painstakingly copying out these notebooks; his intention being to (hopefully) make this information more easily available to many.

 

Finally, if anyone can add to this subject, we would be most grateful. In addition, there is much discussion on John Atkinson’s Blood and Custard Discussion Group on Facebook.

Colin Watts, www.BloodandCustard.com

 

 

 

1960

 

c5-2-60              WIMBLEDON PARK DEPOT

 

Unit 5309 on delivery from Eastleigh works derailed in depot and slightly damaged.

 

 

 

22-9-60              WINDSOR & ETON RIVERSIDE

 

Collision outside station during a power cut at approx 6.50pm between two trains.

Units 5670, 5673 and 5675 all side damaged, 5659 and 5664 slightly damaged too.

5670 + 5675 to Lancing for repairs, 5673 repainted during repairs (at Selhurst?).

 

 

 

c25-9-60            NEW CROSS GATE

 

Collision in Down Sidings between 2944 and 3027, MBS 11069 of 3027 slightly damaged.

Unit to Peckham Rye for repairs.

 

 

 

25-11-60         LONDON BRIDGE

 

  The 8.17am. ex. Coulsdon North to London Bridge train arriving at 8.47am. in No. 12 Platform came into heavy contact with the buffer stops, demolishing the same completely.

 

There were 17 passengers injured, 7 of whom were sent to Guy’s Hospital for treatment.

 

  The formation and damage were as follows:-

 

London End. (Stops).

4105 Unit.

10950 MBS.                           Built 1945.

                                    1 Buffer Face broken. End of 1 Body Staunchion and angle bracket bent.

                                    2 Fuse Box brackets bent and box damaged.

                                    1 Bogie Stepboard broken.

                                    1 Guard’s Heater cover adrift.

                                    1 cab, 1 – B Compt. 1 – D Compt. doors strained.

10423 11 Compt. Trailer.       Built 1945.

                                    3 View Frames and glass broken and adrift, B, D, G. Compts.

                                    1 Mirror broken, K Compt.

                                    1 Centre Buffer backplate bent and block damaged.

11475 10 Compt. Trailer. Built 1945 ) No visible damage.

10949 MBS.                           Built 1945                   )

 

4692 Unit.

12715 MBS.                           Built 1950.

                                    1 Centre Rubbing Plate slightly bent.

10232  10 Compt. Trailer.      Built 1947.

                                    1 Map Glass broken, D Compt.

8972 Saloon Trailer.              Built 1950.

                                    1 Centre Buffer backplate bent and block damaged.

12716 MBS.                           Built 1950.

                                    No visible damage.

 

Both units have been sent to Peckham Rye shops for lifting and inspection.

 

 

 

28-12-60         WIMBLEDON PARK DEPOT

 

Memo dated 25‑1‑61 regarding this incident from Inspector Tozer (Waterloo) to M.S.Hatchell (RSO Eastleigh) with copy to J.S.Cartlidge (Stewarts Lane)

Elgh Ref RS.55/833/D.

 

  Further to your letter of the 23‑1‑61, unit No. 4108 has now been reformed at Durnsford Road as under, and the condemned displaced trailer No. 11478 disposed of as follows:-

 

Unit No. 4108. Wood Roofs (3 – V 1-60, No. 10356 V 5-59).

MBS                10956              9 Cpt.              43 tons.

TS                   10426              11 Cpt             29 tons.(2 centre buffers fitted).

TS                   10356              10 Cpt.            28 tons (NS) ex contractor built stock.

MBS                10955              9 Cpt.              43 tons.

 

  10 Cpt. Trailer 11478          10Cpt. (NS)     29 tons

damaged beyond repair, all trimmings ie backs & seats taken out and put in Trailer No. 10356. No. 11478 now on hand at Strawberry Hill for electrical stripping then to Newhaven for breaking-up of body & underframe.

 

  Trimming from 10356 will be used as spares at Selhurst.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

1961

 

4-1-61             HERNE HILL

 

5†33pm Herne Hill to Holborn Viaduct, unit 5188 leaving No.3 siding when took two roads, No derailment but buffers overran the rubbing plates so minor damage to 2 coaches, MBS 14375 and TS 15316, repaired at Orpington.

 

 

 

16-1-61           BECKENHAM JUNCTION – SHORTLANDS

 

  The 9. 0am. Maidstone East – Holborn Viaduct was struck by an open door on the 9.30am. Boat Train Victoria – Dover somewhere between Beckenham Junction and Shortlands on Monday 16th January 1961.

 

  The 9.0am. to Holborn Viaduct was terminated at Herne Hill where two passengers received First Aid and empty stock thence to Stewarts Lane.

 

  The 9.30am. Boat to Dover was stopped at Shortlands where one passenger was taken to hospital for attention. The train proceeded to Dover.

 

Stock involved and damage as follows:-

 

9.0am. to Holborn.

6104    2 Car HAP. Built 1959. Due varnish 9-61 at Selhurst.

75422 DTC.

            3 Quarter Panels dented and bruised – paint off.

            1 Door buckled (light alloy).

            2 Door panels bruised, 4 Door stops missing.

            1 Quarter Light broken, 2 Door stops bent.

            2 Commode Handles missing and 1 bent.

            1 Door handle missing and 2 bent.

            2 Door hinges broken (1 Top – 1 Bottom).

            2 Door hinges bent.

            61302 MBS.

            1 End Corner – panel dented and split in two places.

            2 Commode Handles bent and both sheared off.

            1 Door Handle bent.

            1 Top Doorlight lift plate bent.

            2 Quarter Lights broken.

            Slight grazing along door and quarter panels.

            1 Communication Disc broken off – Rod bent.

To Selhurst for varnish with Mr Double’s approval.

 

6061    2 Car HAP. Built 1958.

            75379 DTC.

            Slight grazing on 4 Quarter and 2 Door panels.

            61259 MBS.

            Slight grazing on 5 Quarter and 1 Door panel.

            2 Quarter Lights broken.

To be given attention at Stewarts Lane.

 

9.30am. Boat Train.

            4002 SO.         Built Swindon 1956. Varnish 8-60.

            1 Door buckled and damaged – need renewal.

            2 Side Lights broken.

            3 Fixed Top Ventilator Lights broken.

            Panels slightly grazed and bruised.

To Ramsgate for repairs.

 

 

 

19-1-61           TUNBRIDGE WELLS WEST

 

  The 10.38pm. Brighton to Tunbridge Wells West, running late, was being propelled into the Inner Goods Road but the shunter omitted to operate the hand points and so the train went into the Shed Road which was already occupied by empty coaching stock. Heavy collision occurred causing the following damage at approximately midnight on 18th – 19th.

 

Shed Road. Stops. London End.                                 10.38pm Bton to T W West.

185 Set                        3693 BSK.                              London End.

                                    5603 CK.                                 Loose              1238 SK.

                                    5602 CK.                                 232 Set.

                                    3692 BSK.                                                      2768 BSK.

Loose                          4045 SO (BR).                                                5675 CK.

Loose                          6582 BCK.                                                      2767 BSK.

Loose                          1890 SK.                                                         Engine.

 

Damage

185 Set            3693 BSK.      E. 9-59

                                    1 Top Vestibule Stepboard broken.

                        5603 CK.

                                    2 Top Vestibule Stepboard brackets bent.

                                    2 Electric Light Shades broken.

                        5602 CK.

                                    2 Top Stepboard brackets bent.

                                    1 Vestibule Sliding Door off runners.

                        3692 BSK.

                                    2 Top Vestibule Stepboards bent.

                                    1 Vestibule Sliding Door off runners.

 

Loose              4045 SO.        Built 1956.     Varnished 2-60.

                                    1 Dynamo Belt broken.

                        6582 BCK.     Paint date 2-57,          Varnish date 5-59.

                                    1 Headstock bent, 2 Vestibule scissors bent.

                                    1 Vestibule and 1 Compt. sliding door off runner.

                                    1 Quarter Blind and cover adrift.

                                    4 Electric Light Shades and 4 Lamps broken.

                                    1 Dynamo Belt broken.

                                    1890 SK. Paint 8-58.

                                    2 Headstocks bent.

                                    1 Lavatory Pan and 1 Wash Basin broken.

                                    1 Compt. Sliding door off runner.

                        1238 SK.        Paint date. 9-53.

                                    1 Headstock bent, 1 Thrust Plate bent.

                                    1 Wash Basin broken.

                                    Vestibule ceiling moulding adrift.

                                    1 Vestibule and 1 Sliding Door off runner.

 

232 Set            2768 BSK.      Paint date. 10-54. Varnish 6-1-61.

                                    No visible damage.

                        5675 CK.        Paint date. 10-54.       Varnish 3-1-61.

                                    1 Vestibule Sliding Door off runner.

2767 BSK.      Paint date. 10-54.       Varnish 2-1-61.

1 Headstock bent behind buffer casting.

1 Solebar bent on end joining Headstock.

1 Buffer Saddle distorted.

Disposal.

                        All being lifted at Tunbridge Wells West.

 

1238 SK.                     )

1890 SK.                     ) To Lancing after lifting for repair and varnish. Headstocks only Slight.

6582 BCK                   )

232 Set.                       2768 BSK and 5675 CK to traffic after lifting.

                                    2767 BSK to Lancing for damage repairs.

185 Set.                       To Stewarts Lane for repairs after lifting.

4045 SO                      Loose. To traffic after lifting.

 

 

 

23‑1‑61           ASHFORD (KENT).

 

  The 8.10am. Margate to Ashford formed of 91 Set was being propelled from No. 4 Platform and the 8.54am. ex Dover Priory propelling from No. 3 Platform, simultaneously, when a converging collision occurred. The 8.54am., 4241 BSK of 957 Set was derailed 1 bogie, Brake End, at approximately 10.20am. The Down train was running late due at Ashford 9.54am.

 

  Damage to stock was as follows:-

 

91 Set.                                     Paint Date 7-57.          Varnish date 8-59.

4033    BSK.               ) No visible damage.

37        SK.                  )

5834    CK.

                                    20 ft. side panel dented and grazed.

                                    2 Side Lights broken. 1 Door Hinge broken.

                                    1 Commode Handle bent. 1 Stepboard broken.

4034    BSK.               No visible damage.

 

957 Set.                                   Paint Date 2-58.          Varnish date 7-60.

4241    BSK.

                                    Derailed Brake end bogie – 2 pairs wheels.

                                    Guard’s offside dented and grazed. Side panel grazed.

                                    1 End corner plate damaged.

                                    1 Long Bolt lever damaged. Stepboard damaged.

                                    1 Side Spring hanger bent.

5697    CK.                  ) No visible damage.

4242    BSK.               )

 

Disposal.

957 Set            Lifted and inspected at Ashford. To Stewarts Lane for repairs.

 

91 Set              Lifted and inspected at Ashford. To Eardley Sidings to await acceptance at Lancing for repairs and varnish.

 

 

 

24-1-61           SLADE GREEN DEPOT

 

Memo to:-

M.S.Hatchell Esq,

RSO,

Eastleigh.

                                                                                                            5-4-61

 

Unit 7117 Damaged by Contractors at Slade Green 24‑1‑61.

 

Referring to Mr. Double’s phone conversation of event date.

 

Unit 7117

            MBS 61317     2 Door panels grazed.

            TCK 70309     3 Door panels grazed and full length body panels grazed.

            TSK 70266      2 Door panels grazed

                                    1 large double glazed side light broken (outside glass only).

            MBS 61316     Body end panel between Cab & Gds. Van grazed.

 

Unit due for Lancing intermediate was sent in on the 2-2-61 & released 14-2-61. The broken light in 70266 was repaired by Stewarts Lane staff , they also replaced a double glazed light in MBS 61317 – wear & tare defect.

All other repairs at Lancing.

 

                                                                                                            E. Tozer

 

 

 

25‑1‑61              MEMO: UNIT NO. 4709

 

25‑1‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           Ref  97/16/1.

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh

 

Referring to my letter 16‑1‑61.

  Unit No. 4709 has been inspected by Lancing Works representative who considers the unit is fit for traffic, it has been released accordingly.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

27-1-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

27‑1‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 28-1-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1428 SO.         E

            4 Set 891         E                                                                      1335 SO.         E

            8 Set 875         E                                                                      1200 SK.         V

            4 Set 91           Dam. V                                                           6730 BCK.      V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1472 SO.         V

                                                                                                            1422 SO.         V

                                                                                                            3691 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

 

Hassocks.

            5 Set 849         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            5 of 235 Set     +                                                                      1484 SO.         E

            3 Set 446         +                                                                      1801 SK.         E

            2 of 238 Set     +                                                                      1209 SK.         +

            1 of 468 Set     + (1198 SK.)                                                   1272 SK.         E

            1 of 207 Set     + (1216 SK.)                                                   1469 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1902 SK.         E

+ = Bottom side defects.                                                                     1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            6 Set 264         V

2 of 214 Set     V (5601 + 3687)

            1 of 180 Set     V (3733)

 

Electrics.

Ford.

            4674 4 SUB    E

Wimbledon Park.

            2109 2 BIL      E

 

                                                                                                            R H Griffiths.

 

 

 

28-1-61           DOVER PRIORY

 

  The 5.13am. Dover Priory to Charing Cross was derailed at No. 10 Motor Power points at 5.19am.28‑1‑61.

 

  The leading Motor Coach & leading bogie of the 2nd coach travelled through crossover to Down Main, the points then moved to open position causing derailment of Driving Trailer bogie of the 2nd coach and leading Driving Trailer bogie of the 3rd coach all wheels.

 

  The train consisted of:-

 

2 car HAP No. 5603 (SR).

            MBS 14523

            DTC 16003 – off one bogie.

2 car HAP No. 6030 (BR).

            DTC 77144 – off one bogie.

            MBS 65422

3 Shoe beams broken.

2 Guard Irons bent.

 

Rerailed 10.28am. (Ramps & Jacks).

Stock inspected at Dover Marine then to Ramsgate for lift & inspection.

 

 

 

30‑1‑61           PRESTON PARK

 

  A fall of chalk in Preston Park Sidings at 5.45am. on the 30th inst. slightly damaged one 4 car unit and prevented the remainder of the train from being used for service. The chalk was cleared 4.0pm. same day and stock pulled away.

 

Unit No. 7001.

            1 Stepboard broken.

            1 Side Light broken.

            2 Shoe Beams broken.

Repairs on hand at Brighton.

Unit Nos. 7102 and 7104 – No damage, released to traffic.

 

 

 

4-2-61  MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

4‑2‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 4-2-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1428 SO.         E

            4 Set 891         E                                                                      1335 SO.         E

            8 Set 875         E                                                                      1200 SK.         V

            4 Set 91           Dam. V                                                           6730 BCK.      V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1472 SO.         V

                                                                                                            1422 SO.         V

                                                                                                            3691 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

 

Hassocks.

            5 Set 849         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            5 of 235 Set     +                                                                      1484 SO.         E

            3 Set 446         +                                                                      1801 SK.         E

            2 of 238 Set     +                                                                      1209 SK.         +

            1 of 468 Set     + (1198 SK.)                                                   1272 SK.         E

            1 of 207 Set     + (1216 SK.)                                                   1469 SO.         E

            4 Set 192         E                                                                      1902 SK.         E

+ = Bottom side defects.                                                                     1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            6 Set 264         V

2 of 214 Set     V (5601 + 3687)

            1 of 180 Set     V (3733)

 

Electrics.

Wimbledon Park.

            2109 2 BIL      E

            2128 2 BIL      E

            4691 4 SUB    E

 

                                                                                                            R H Griffiths.

 

 

 

4-2-61             HERNE HILL

 

  The 5†33pm. Empties Herne Hill to Holborn was pulling out of Herne Hill No. 3 Sidings when it was stopped by the shunter because the road was not clear to proceed, the shunter then told the motorman to set back, in doing so the leading coach & half that had passed over the spring points and failed to close took two roads, they were stopped before coming off the road, but the centre buffers over ran the rubbing plate and damaged the downwards communication air pipe , stock sent to Orpington for inspection and repair.

 

Unit No. 5188.

            MBS   14375  Pass communication pipe damaged.

            Tlr.      15366  No damage.

            Tlr.      15316  Pass communication pipe damaged.

            MBS    14376  No damage.

 

 

 

7-2-61             LADYWELL

 

  The 6.42pm. Hayes to Charing Cross was struck by open door of the 6.47pm. Charing Cross to Hayes when entering Ladywell station at approx 7.6pm. on the 7th inst.

 

  Two doors are missing from unit No. 5135 which formed the 6.47pm. down train and several door, panels & door standing pillars are damaged on unit No. 5030 formed in the 6.42pm. up train.

 

  Both units are on hand at Slade Green, they will be worked to Selhurst for repair and varnish, the damaged doors are at Ladywell station for examination of locks etc.

 

Unit No. 5135.                        Last V 5-60.

            15213 Cpt. Trailer

            G Cpt.             1 Door missing.

                                    1 Door Hinge pillar broken.

            F Cpt.              1 Door missing

                                    2 Standing pillars badly buckled.

                                    2 Quarter Lights broken, frames buckled.

                                    Body panel bent and grazed.

            D Cpt.             1 Door Handle bent.

 

Unit No. 5030.                        Last V 3-60.

            14060 MBS (9 Cpt.)

                                    1 Door buckled, 1 Lock Pillar buckled.

                                    1 Door Handle bent, 1 Commode Handle bent.

                                    2 Body panels bent and grazed.

            15130 Sal. Tlr.

            J Cpt.               1 Commode Handle bent, 1 Door Handle bent.

                                    1 Body Stop torn off.

            H Cpt.             1 Door buckled, 1 Lock Pillar bent.

                                    1 Commode Handle bent, 2 Body Stops off.

                                    1 Door Light broken, body panel grazed.

            G Cpt.             1 Quarter Light broken and frame bent.

            A Cpt.             1 Door buckled, 1 Lock Pillar bent.

                                    1 Commode Handle bent, 1 Lock Handle bent.

                                    2 Body Stops missing.

                                    1 Door Light broken.

                                    2 Body Panels grazed.

 

 

 

17-2-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

17‑2‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 18-2-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1428 SO.         E

            4 Set 891         E                                                                      1335 SO.         E

            3 of 544 Set     V                                                                     1200 SK.         V

            4 Set 91           Dam. V                                                           6730 BCK.      V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                            99 SK.                  E

                                                                                                            4387 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

 

Hassocks.

                                                                                    Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            5 of 235 Set     +                                                                      1484 SO.         E

            3 Set 446         +                                                                      1801 SK.         E

            2 of 238 Set     +                                                                      1209 SK.         +

            1 of 468 Set     + (1198 SK.)                                                   1272 SK.         E

            1 of 207 Set     + (1216 SK.)                                                   1469 SO.         E

            4 Set 192         E                                                                      1902 SK.         E

+ = Bottom side defects.                                                                     1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E                                                                      7133 CEP        V

                                                                                                            68001 MLV

 

Electrics.

Wimbledon Park.

            4606 4 SUB

            4712 4 SUB    E

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

24-2-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

24‑2‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 25-2-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            3 of 544 Set     V                                             Loose.             1428 SO.         E

            4 Set 91           Dam. V                                                           1335 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1200 SK.         V

6730 BCK    V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                            99 SK.                  E

                                                                                                            4387 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            5 of 235 Set     +                                                                      1484 SO.         E

            3 Set 446         +                                                                      1801 SK.         E

            2 of 238 Set     +                                                                      1209 SK.         +

            1 of 468 Set     + (1198 SK.)                                                   1272 SK.         E

            1 of 207 Set     + (1216 SK.)                                                   1469 SO.         E

            4 Set 192         E                                                                      1902 SK.         E

+ = Bottom side defects.                                                                     1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E                                                                      7133 CEP        V

                                                                                                            68001 MLV

 

Electrics.

Brighton.

            2033 2 BIL      V

            3 Set 772         V (Steam)

Ford.

            2642 2 HAL    E

            4712 4 SUB    E

3 of 3056 RES            V

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

25‑2‑61           EXETER CENTRAL

 

  During shunting operations at Exeter Central 25th inst. SR – SO 1497 was left standing foul of the adjacent road when a shunt was made with three other vehicles, all four coaches are damaged, they are on hand at Clapham Jct. damage and disposal as follows:-

 

SR – SO 1497             Paint 1-60.

 

            Twin Lavatory, one damaged, exterior panel torn off , Corner Pillar broken, end panel torn, waist rail broken, communication rod broken, butterfly missing, end filler pipe adrift.

Carded to Lancing for repairs.

 

RB 1718                      Built 1960.

                        3 door locks broken, 3 commode handles broken.

                        1 long commode handle torn off.

                        15 door hinges damaged.

                        1 double glazed side light broken and frame bruised.

                        Exterior panels, paint grazed full length of car.

To Lancing for repairs.

 

BCK 6725                   Paint 4-60.

                        3 door handles broken.

                        3 commode handles bent.

                        6 body stops torn off.

                        End/side quarter panel buckled and adrift from rigger plate wood fillet.

                        Side cornice rail grazed.

                        Full length body panels grazed.

To Lancing for repairs.

 

BR – SO 4019             Paint 3-56,      V 10-60 (2)

                        3 door handles, 3 commode handles broken.

                        1 body stop torn off.

                        Paint grazed full length of coach.

Repairs at Clapham Jct.

 

 

 

1-3-61                MEMO: BSK 4096 DAMAGED BOGIE – CREDITON.

 

1-3-61

Memo to:-

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

BSK 4096 Damaged bogie – Crediton.

 

  BSK 4096 was involved in a local mishap at Crediton recently, the bogie was damaged and sent to Lancing, a temporary bogie ex Lancing was placed under but this is not the correct one, the coach is on hand at Micheldever, it has a bent vacuum dummy arm, bent step iron and damaged auto-drawbar and auto coupler.

 

  As this is on the proposed displacement list, I suggest it remain at Micheldever awaiting disposal.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

1-3-61                MEMO: RESTAURANT CAR NO. 7998 – DAMAGED AT CLAPHAM JCT

 

1-3-61

Memo to:-

M.S.Hatchell Esq                                                                                Copy to:-

RSO                                                                                                    Works Manager

Eastleigh.                                                                                            Lancing.

 

Restaurant Car No. 7998 – Damaged at Clapham Jct. 1-3-61.

 

  RF 7998 found on hand at Clapham Jct. 1‑3‑61 with cooking stove broken in several places and displaced. End vestibule standing pillar displaced, End vestibule ceiling ply broken and roof framing suspected fracture. Saloon cross seats – legs adrift.

Last intermediate repair at Lancing, in 28‑9‑60, out 15‑11‑60.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

3-3-61  MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

3‑3‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 4-3-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            3 of 544 Set     V                                             Loose.             1428 SO.         E

            4 Set 91           Dam. V                                                           1335 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1200 SK.         V

6730 BCK.   V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                99 SK                   V

                                                                                                            4387 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            5 of 235 Set     +                                                                      1484 SO.         E

            3 Set 446         +          (To Seaford)                                       1801 SK.         E

            2 of 238 Set     +                                                                      1209 SK.         +

            1 of 468 Set     + (1198 SK.)                                                   1272 SK.         E

            1 of 207 Set     + (1216 SK.)                                                   1469 SO.         E

            4 Set 192         E                                                                      1902 SK.         E

+ = Bottom side defects.                                                                     1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E

 

Clapham Junction.

            3 Set 982         V

            6 Set 295         V

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

6-3-61             FARNINGHAM ROAD – SWANLEY

 

  The 6.30am. Ramsgate to Cannon Street consisting of 3 – 4 car E.P. Main Line units Nos. 7144 + 7118 + 7134 was brought to a stop on the Up Main at 8.1am. at the 19mile 50 chains board between Farningham Road and Swanley Jct. the communication chain having been pulled on the trailer coaches No. 70326 A Cpt. and No. 70283 D Cpt. unit 7134. The trailing wheels of the leading bogie under Cpo. 70326 and 2nd 70283 had become derailed at the No. 14 spring crossing points “Goods Siding West” ie where the Farningham Road yard sidings runs out to the Up Main, the derailed train travelled 85 chains damaging 1,335 sleepers and numerous chairs and fishplates and bolts. I have had photographs taken of the “crossing” which could be a large contributory cause of the mishap.

 

Details as follows:-

 

(Leading Unit to London)

No. 7114         MBS 61370     No damage.

                        TSK 70293      No damage.

                        TCK 70336     No damage.

                        MBS 61371     No damage.

No. 7118         MBS 61318     No damage.

                        TSK 70267      No damage.

                        TCK 70310     No damage.

                        MBS 61319     No damage.

No 7134          MBS 61351     No damage.

                        TCK 70326     1 Pair Wheels derailed

                        TSK 70283      1 Pair Wheels derailed.

                        MBS 61350     Damage slight.

 

Damage – No. 7134.

MBS 61351     No damage.

TCK 70326     Leading bogie – trailing pair of wheels Nos. 2 & 7 derailed and badly bruised.

                        Rear bogie, headstock, vibro and side spring assemblies marked with flying track chippings

and broken chairs etc.

TSK 70283      Leading bogie – trailing pair of wheels Nos. 3 & 6 derailed and badly bruised.

                        4 brake rod safety loops bent

                        Rear bogie and side spring assemblies bruised with flying track debris.

                        Brake cylinder bruised and gauge broken.

                        Side spring hangers bent.

                        Tie rod burnt (short).

                        Lavatory soil chute missing.

MBS 61350     Leading trailer bogie bruised from flying track chippings etc.

 

The power jumper and brake pipe hoses between 70326 & 70283 were broken and receptacles smashed when unit was being rerailed.

 

Emergency Equipment.

MBS 61351     Combined Box (BR 7151/11)

                        1 ladder, 1 crowbar, 2 bags sand, 1 bucket, 1 hook switch pole, 1 shorting bar, 1 shoe fuse

NOT USED     key, 1 screw coupling, 2 paddles, 1 C.T.C, 1 CO2 in van, 1 CO2 in vestibule.

TCK 70326     1 CO2

TSK 70283      1 CO2

MBS 61350     Combined Box (BR 7151/11)

                        1 ladder, 1 crowbar, 2 bags sand, 1 bucket, 1 hook switch pole, 1 shorting bar, 1 shoe fuse

NOT USED     key, 1 screw coupling, 2 paddles, 1 C.T.C, 1 CO2 in van, 1 CO2 in vestibule.

 

Unit 7134                                                                                            TO LONDON >>>>>>

61350                                      70283                                      70326                                      61351

41 tons                                    31 tons                                    32 tons                                     41 tons

                                                                                                                                                MG fitted

C.I. brake blocks throughout this unit.

265’ 8½” buffers extended.

Hoffman boxes – trailer bogies.

70326 rerailed 11.30am by jacks.

70283 rerailed 11.43am by jacks.

Stock hauled from site (7134) 12.50pm to Engineers Sidings, Swanley.

Two bogies to be changed.

Units 7144/7118 continued journey arriving 82 mins late at Cannon Street.

 

Addendum to the above notes, letter attached to the file.

 

 

                                                                                                            R72-7/F/20

                                                                                                            6-3-61

Mr. R.W. Balcombe,

Selhurst

 

Derailment at Swanley.

 

Confirming telephone arrangement today Messrs. Balcombe – Wright.

 

Will you please arrange to load on to wagons to be supplied :-

 

2 British Standard Trailer Bogies with wheels and axles.

(Centre Castings to be of cast steel).

Labelled to :-

 

Mr. Tozer.

            Carriage & Wagon Dept.,

            Swanley Junction.

 

  Please advise Mr. Wright when they are ready to move, and the necessary arrangements for this will be made by Mr. Tozer.

 

  The unit for which the bogies are required will in all probability go to Slade Green from where the bogies will subsequently be returned to you.

 

                                                                                                            M.R. PIERSON

 

Copies to :-

Mr. S.J. Davies

Mr. Gibson, Slade Green

Mr. Tozer, Waterloo

 

Pencil notes on letter, two wagons ready to move 8-3-61.

Unit 7134 taken to Slade Green 19‑3‑61.

 

 

20-3-61

Memo to:-                                                                                           Mishap/26/F/6/3

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO,

Eastleigh.

 

Derailment – Farningham Road 6-3-61.

 

  Referring to the above mentioned derailment. 2 BR trailer bogies ex Selhurst were placed under coaches No. 70326 and 70283 respectively at Swanley on Sunday the 19th inst.

 

  The unit, No. 7134 was steam hauled to Slade Green P.M. 19th and the two defective bogies (wheels damaged) No. 4100 and 4111 carded to Slade Green on the same flat wagons as received from Selhurst.

 

Pencil annotation on memo:-

Loaded on Wagon Nos.B504888 and S 39954, ex Swanley 20-3-61.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

10-3-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

10‑3‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 11-3-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            3 Set 982         V                                             Loose.             1428 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1335 SO.         E

                                                                                                            3066 FO.         V

                                                                                                            5814 CK.         V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

99 SK.                  V

                                                                                                            4387 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

                                                                                                            1497 SO          Dam.

6725 BCK        Dam.

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            5 of 235 Set     +                                                                      1484 SO.         E

            4 Set 192         E                                                                      1801 SK.         E

            2 of 238 Set     +                                                                      1209 SK.         +

            1 of 468 Set     + (1198 SK.)                                                   1272 SK.         E

            1 of 207 Set     + (1216 SK.)                                                   1469 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1902 SK.         E

+ = Bottom side defects.                                                                     1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E

 

Clapham Junction.

            1718 RB          Dam.

            7998 RF          Dam.

 

Seaford.

            3 Set 446         +

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

11-3-61           WATERLOO

 

  During a shunting movement intended to go into No. 12 platform road, 16 vehicles were being propelled and were diverted into No. 2 Dock Road where M81531 BG was standing on the stopblocks and a heavy collision took place. Vehicles became buffer locked in three places and one bogie was partially derailed.

 

The formation was as follows:-

 

Eng.     No. 30249

            S 280               BY

            W 86257         GUV

            S 44751           Cov. Goods

            S 1835             PMV    x                      Buffer Locked

            S 266               BY       x                      Buffer Locked

            E 86341           GUV

            S 214               BY

            W 92060         Fruit D

            S 1493             PMV

            S 86805           GUV

            S 1840             SK

            B 775481        Cov. Goods

            S 681               BY

            S 762               BY

            M 81041          BG       x                      Buffer Locked             Leading bogie offside partially derailed.

            S 1094             PMV    X                     Buffer Locked

 

            M 81531          BG

 

Disposal.

            S 44751           Cov. Goods                 )

            S 1835             PMV                            )

            W 92060         Fruit D                        )                                   After inspection return to traffic

            S 1493             PMV                            )                                   No visible damage.

            B 775481        Cov. Goods                 )

            S 762               BY                               )

 

280 BY            After lift and inspection to Lancing for varnish. 1 buffer face bent.

266 BY            2 buffer tips bent, 1 main steam cock and bracket damaged, 1 end staunchion slightly

damaged.

214 BY            2 buffer rods bent, 1 lamp iron bent, 1 steam pipe damaged, 1 screw coupling damaged.

681 BY            2 sliding doors adrift, 1 door light broken

All three above to Clapham for inspection & repair.

 

W 86257         GUV                                        )                                   To Clapham for lift and inspection,

S 86805           GUV                                        )                                   then to traffic.

M 81531          BG                                           )                                   No visible damage.

 

E 86341           GUV    4 buffer faces bent, 1 drawbar bent, 1 end flap controller bent,

                                    1 end flap bent, 1 main vacuum pipe – 1 lamp iron bent.

M 81014          BG       1 saddle bracket bent, 2 buffers bent, 1 vestibule face bent at top,

                                    1 main steam pipe cock damaged & lagging off.

These two above to Clapham for inspection, then Home.

 

1094 PMV                   1 end staunchion bent, 1 end board broken, 2 buffer rods bent, 1 headstock bent,

                                    1 buffer casting broken, 1 screw coupling damaged.

                                    To Eastleigh for repairs.

 

1840 SK                      Paint 9-60.

                                    1 headstock bent behind buffer, 1 solebar very slightly bent,

                                    1 buffer casting bent.

To Clapham for lift & inspection then to Micheldever to await repairs.

 

This incident occurred at 6.46am. and was cleared at 9.55am.

 

 

 

14-3-61           Near WIMBLEDON

 

  A door open on the 5.10pm. Guildford to Waterloo struck the 5.39pm Waterloo to Salisbury in the vicinity of Wimbledon. Six passengers were slightly injured, one of whom received attention by a doctor at Fleet.

 

  The door on the electric unit 4731 coach No. 12793 H Compt. was badly damaged but there is no other damage to report. This unit will go to Lancing for ‘heavy’ repair as per programme.

 

  The 5.39pm. steam train consisted of 848 Set (5), 7617 FK and 845 Set (5), damage was as follows:-

 

845 Set – 7617 FK                  No damage.

848 Set – 77 SK & 5866 CK  No damage.

                        78 SK              2 commode handles broken, 2 door handles bent, 2 sliding vents. and frames

broken,

Side panels grazed.

                        4008 BSK       1 Side light broken, made safe with thick paper and paste and proceeded.

                        4007 BSK       2 side lights broken, 1 door handle bent, 2 sliding vents. and frames broken,

                                                1 commode handle broken, 1 electric light shade broken,

                                                Side panels grazed and dented.

848 Set is overdue for heavy repairs at Lancing and will be dispatched there after Friday 17th March.

Built 11-50.     Last varnish 9-58.

The set will be re-marshalled at Woking.

At present 4008 BSK – 77 SK and 5866 CK are at Clapham Junction having worked back today and 4007 BSK with 78 SK are at Woking where they were removed from the train last evening.

 

 

 

17-3-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

17‑3‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 18-3-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

            3 Set 982         V                                             Loose.             1428 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1335 SO.         E

                                                                                                            3066 FO.         V

                                                                                                            5814 CK.         V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                            99 SK.                  V

                                                                                                            4387 BSK.      V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 870         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

            4 Set 192         E                                                                      1484 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1801 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1272 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1469 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1902 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E

 

Electric Stock.

 

Durnsford Road.

            2613 2 HAL   

 

                                                                                                            E. Tozer.

 

 

 

20-3-61           CANNON STREET

 

  As the 9†14am. (empties) 12-car Diesel Cannon Street to Grove Park was leaving the station it was run into broadside by the 8.33am. 6-car passenger train Addiscombe to Cannon Street at 9.20am.

 

Details of stock formation and damage as follows:-

 

Formation of the 8.33am. to Cannon Street.

Unit No. 5225. Built 1956             P.Varnish 4-60.

MBS    14449.             40 ton.             C.I. blocks

TS       15020              28 ton              C.I. blocks

TS(Sal)15120              28 ton              C.I. blocks

MBS    14407              40 ton              C.I. blocks

Unit No. 5713. Built 1954                  Varnish 1-61.

DTS     77512              30 ton              C.I. blocks

MBS    65327              40½ ton           C.I. blocks

 

Formation of the 9†14am. to Grove Park.

Unit No. 1017 6-car Diesel            Built 1958.                  V 2-60.

MBS    60026              55 ton

TSO     60541              30 ton

TSO     60539              30 ton

TFK     60713              31 ton

TSO     60540              30 ton

MBS    60027              55 ton

Unit No. 1018 6-car Diesel            Built 1958.                  V 3-60.

MBS    60028              55 ton

TSO     60542              30 ton

TSO     60543              30 ton

TFK     60714              31 ton

TSO     60544              30 ton

MBS    60029              55 ton

 

Unit 1017 – No damage, released.

Unit 5713 – No damage, released.

Last coach lifted on track 10.55pm.

Stock cleared from site 11.55pm.

 

Damage as follows:-

 

Unit No. 5225.

MBS 14449.

            Cab end and ¼ panel and Guard’s door badly damaged, solebar & headstock bent,

            Motor bogie badly buckled.

            Trailer bogie badly buckled.

            Wheels bruised, offside buffer broken, full length stepboard broken, shoebeams broken,

            Body panels grazed.

            2 bogies required to move coach.

            Truss bar and Truss leg bent and broken.

            Brake Gear badly buckled.

10 Cpt. Tlr No. 15020.

            End of body buckled, interior back panels & seat buckled and broken, floor damaged.

            Headstock & solebar bent.

            Centre buffer damaged.

            Door panel buckled, stepboard broken.

            Trailing bogie derailed and badly damaged, wheels bruised.

            1 Bogie required.

These two vehicles are standing on 3 temporary Motive Power trollies at Cannon Street.

Saloon Trailer 15120.

            Centre buffer packing crushed.

            Draw gear 3 link coupling flame cut.

MBS 14407.

            No visible damage.

Both vehicles on hand at Grove Park.

 

Unit 5713.

            No visible damage – Released to traffic from Grove Park.

 

6-car Diesel

Unit No. 1017.            No visible damage – Released to traffic from Grove Park.

 

6-car Diesel

Unit No. 1018.

MBS 60028.

            No visible damage.

TSO 60542.

            Centre door demolished – commode broken, door pillars buckled.

            30’ exterior body panel buckled and grazed.

            3 side lights, 3 sliding vents & frames and 1 fixed vent glass broken.

            5 long, 5 short intermediate pillars bent.

            2 step irons broken off & 3 boards broken.

            1 solebar dented in web approx 4 ft.

            Interior damage, 2 seat ends adrift, 1 buckled.

            2 centre vestibule partitions displaced.

            Side panels & mouldings adrift.

            2 vestibule sliding doors off runners.

            2 seats and backs adrift.

            2 bogies derailed and damaged with wheels bruised, gauged found OK.

NOTE

MBS 60026 & TSO 60542 coupled, on hand at Grove Park.

TSO 60543.

            Coach on side, one bogie attached to underframe, 1 bogie on ballast.

            Twin lavatory – extensive door intermediate panels demolished.

            3 side lights broken.

            Body panels grazed

            6 step irons broken off and 3 boards broken.

            Body side rail and end rail broken.

            Both lavatories badly damaged.

            1 auto – solid shank – flame cut.

            Centre trussing & braces bent and fractured.

            Brake gear damaged – pull rod bent.

            One bogie truck and mountings damaged, horn checks bent.

            One bogie truck – bent soleplates, headstocks, diagonals, Horn checks, Hoffman boxes broken,

            Bogie centre casting bolt broken.

            Centre pin bent and broken.

            Sole bar & headstocks bent and torn one end.

2 Bogies required.

TFK 60714.

            Coach on side, two bogies attached to underframe.

            Body panels grazed, one lavatory light broken, 3 side lights broken.

            1 entrance door and pillar buckled.

            2 autos flame cut through shank.

            2 bogies damaged, sole plates, headstocks, horn checks bent, boxes broken.

2 Bogies required.

NOTE

60543 & 60714 standing on 3 damaged BR bogies and 1 Motive Power trolley at Cannon Street.

TSO 60544.

            Leading trailer bogie derailed, bogie truck damaged.

            End receptacle broken, 2 step boards and 1 step iron bracket bent.

MBS 60029.

            1 step iron (slung from headstock) bent.

NOTE

60544 & 60029 on hand at Grove Park.

 

Emergency Equipment.

Unit 5225.

MBS 14449.

1 combined box BR 7151/9. Not used.

1 CTC, 1 Co2, 1 crowbar, 2 paddles, 2 buckets (MT), 2 bags sand, 1 hook switch pole,

1 shorting bar, 1 shoe fuse key, 1 coupling, 1 ladder (used).

MBS 14407.

As above – not used.

Ladder (used).

 

Unit 5713.

DTS 77512.

1 hook switch pole, 1 shorting bar, 1 shoe fuse key, 2 paddles.

Note:- No CTC fitted of fittings.

MBS 65327.

1 combined box. SC/ERS 1552. Not used.

1 crowbar, 2 paddles, 1 hook switch pole, 1 shorting bar, 1 shoe fuse key, 2 empty buckets,

2 bags sand, 1 screw coupling, 1 CO2, 1 CTC.

 

Unit No. 1018.

MBS 60028 and MBS 60029.

1 combined box. Number not visible.

1 Crow bar, 2 empty buckets, 1 full of sand.

2 bags sand, 1 ladder (one in 60029 used).

1 CTC, 2 C.D. 2½, 2 CO2

 

Unit No. 1017.

All emergency equipment in order – not used.

 

Note    all stock remained coupled throughout, ie auto-coupled and 3 link.

            Brake blocks – C.I. throughout.

 

 

21-3-61

Memo to:-                                                                                           Mishap.

Inspector C Scallon Esq.

Area Inspector,

London Bridge

 

Converging collision- Cannon Street 20-3-61.

 

  The following material has been ordered for the damaged stock on hand at Cannon Street 21-3-61.

Ex Selhurst.

4 BR trailer bogies (oil centre casting type).

2 Top centre castings & bolts, nuts. (pencil note added 8 – 4” x ¾” C/S, Elgh will supply pins & bolts)

4 Centre pins.

The above for Diesel trailers 60543 & 60714.

1 SR standard Motor Bogie (skeleton)                       ) For 14449

1 Centre pin                                                                ) 5225 unit

 

Ex Slade Green.

2 SR standard trailer bogies with bolsters.

2 SR standard top centre castings, bolts, nuts.

2 SR centre pins.

The above for MBS 14449 + 15020, unit 5225.

 

4 - 12 ton flats, or conflats or wood floor plate wagons.

1 – 15/20 ton Plate wagon for motor

12 – ropes – and (wagon boards from Newhaven) (pencil note added Boards ex Newhaven in DM 359563

Above ex Selhurst.                                                     22-9-61)

2 – 12 ton flats, or conflats or wood floor plate wagons.

6 – ropes.

These ex Slade Green

 

All orders placed 21-3-61.

 

 

23-3-61

Memo to:-                                                                                           R72 – 7/G/9. RHR

Mr. G. Morris,

Slade Green.

 

Collision at Cannon Street. 20th March. 1961.

 

  Following upon the above, the Carriage and Wagon Department are loading the badly damaged Motor Bogie ex Unit 5225 Coach 14449 during this coming week end, and will dispose of it to your shop early next week.

 

  On arrival, will you please arrange to remove the motors and consign the bogie to Lancing Works for attention as required.

 

  Early the following week (commencing 2nd April 1961) the unit 5225 will be brought into Slade Green for removal of motors from the bogie under coach 14407.

 

  Following this removal the unit will be disposed of to Micheldever pending acceptance by Eastleigh for repair.

 

                                                                                                            M.R. PIERSON

 

Copy to:-         Mr. Tozer

Platform 15     Waterloo.

 

 

23-3-61

Memo to:-                                                                                           R72-7/A/9. HD

Mr. G. Morris,

Slade Green

 

Collision at Cannon St. 20th March. 1961.

 

Confirming telephone conversation.

 

Will you please arrange to load and consign to Cannon Street :-

2 S.R. Standard Trailer bogies.

1 S.R. Standard Trailer King pin.

 

These to be labelled – “for the attention of Mr. Tozer” who will arrange for suitable vehicles for their transportation.

 

                                                                                                            M.R. PIERSON

 

Copy to:-         Mr. Tozer,

Platform 15     Waterloo.

 

 

23-3-61

Memo to:-                                                                                           R72-7/G/9.  JB

Mr. R.W. Balcombe,

Selhurst.

 

Collision at Cannon Street. 20th March 1961.

 

Confirming telephone conversation, will you please arrange to load and consign to Cannon Street:-

4 B Std. W.M. Trailer bogies.

1 C.M.B. 40” dia. Motor Bogie.

 

These to be labelled “for the attention of Mr. Tozer” who will arrange for suitable vehicles for their transportation.

 

                                                                                                            M.R. PIERSON

 

Copy to:-         Mr. Tozer,

Platform 15     Waterloo.

 

 

29-3-61

Memo to:-

M.S.Hatchell Esq,                                                                               Mishap

RSO,

Eastleigh.

 

Converging collision – Cannon Street 20-3-61.

 

  Referring to the above, I give below the disposal of 4 damaged bogies from stock at Cannon Street loaded on Sunday 26th instant.

M 472575.       Loaded with scrap trailer bogie No. 8856 cut up on site – from MBS 14449 – Unit 5225.

                        To Newhaven.

B 460350.       Loaded with two pairs of damaged trailer wheels from above scrap bogie.

                        Journal Nos. A17662 and L17220.

                        To Lancing.

B 504393.       Loaded with damaged SR trailer bogie No. 4816 from trailer No. 15020 – Unit 5225.

                        (on wheels), to Newhaven for scrap.

B 935611.       Loaded with damaged motor bogie on wheels No. 3281 – from MBS 14449 – Unit 5225.

                        To Slade Green, then to Lancing.

B 739477.       Loaded with BR trailer bogie No. 3256 from trailer 60543 – unit 1018 Diesel.

                        To Eastleigh for repairs.

 

                                                                                                            E. Tozer.

 

 

4-4-61

Memo to:-

M.S.Hatchell Esq,                                                                               Mishap

RSO,

Eastleigh.

 

Converging collision – Cannon Street 20-3-61.

  With further reference to the above mishap, the 4 damaged coaches were dealt with on Sunday 2nd April as follows:-

 

First 60714 – Unit No. 1018.

            2 Bogies Nos. 2462 – 2567 loaded on B.706346 and B.700800 and carded to Eastleigh for repairs.

            2 Bogies ex Selhurst Nos. 3334 – 2971 put under and coach carded to Micheldever.

 

Second 60543 – Unit No. 1018.

            1 Bogie No. 3244 loaded on B.701510 and carded to Eastleigh for repairs.

            1 Nine Elms “Trolley” loaded in B.483909 to Nine Elms.

            2 Bogies ex Selhurst Nos. 3314 – 3322 put under and coach carded to Micheldever.

Both coaches auto coupled between two SR auto coupled coaches Nos. 1313 & 7415 which can go to Lancing for maintenance.

 

Unit No. 5225.

MBS 14449.

            2 B. Arms trollies loaded on M.270035 – to B. Arms.

            Motor bogie (skeleton) ex Selhurst No. 4259 and trailer bogie No. 9137 put under (ex Slade Green).

Tlr. 15020.

            1 Nine Elms “trolley” loaded in B.483904 – to Nine Elms.

            1 Trailer Bogie ex Slade Green No. 9210 put under.

Note    1 Trailer Bogie runnable, lifted and inspected with B Arms Crane Sunday 2nd instant.

These two coaches propelled to Ewer Street, will be specialled to Grove Park at 1.48pm. Saturday the 8th instant, form up with the other two of the unit, depart to Stewarts Lane 2.45pm. to remain until Monday 10th then 12.10pm. to Micheldever. CM&EE chargeman to travel from Ewer Street to Grove Park.

 

The two damaged diesel coaches of unit 1018 plus 2 SR runners will be specialled from Blackheath to Micheldever Thursday 6th instant at 11.34am.

 

                                                                                                            E. Tozer.

 

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                              24-4-61

RSO,

Eastleigh.

 

Copy to:-

J.S. Cartlidge Esq.

Stewarts Lane.

 

Reforming Electric Stock E.P.B.

 

  The undermentioned stock will be reformed at Micheldever as a temporary measure and forwarded to Durnsford Road and Selhurst for intermediate repair.

 

Unit 5164 – 4-car E.P.B. damaged 19-10-59.

MBS                14327.

Sal Tlr             15342.

Sal Tlr             15120. Unit 5225 damaged 20-3-61.

MBS                14407. Unit 5225 damaged 20-3-61.

The centre buffer to be removed from 15342 and rubbing plate fitted at Durnsford Road. Saloon 15342 to be labelled ‘NON SMOKING’.

Unit to be Set Numbered 5164 and varnished at Selhurst.

 

  The 4 damaged vehicles from both units to remain at Micheldever awaiting acceptance at Main Works for repairs.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

Mr. J. Reed.

C&W Foreman,

Basingstoke.

 

Micheldever.

 

  Please oil up and make safe to run

 

Bogie Luggage Van 2462.      To C&W Stewarts Lane.

 

BSK 3955.                              To Lancing Works.

 

Unit (mixed) 5164.

MBS 14327                             ) ex 5164

TSO 15342                              )

TSO 15120                              ) ex 5225

MBS 14407                             )

Special to Durnsford Road 1.5pm. 27-4-61.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

W. Hurley Esq,                                                                                   Ref. RS/51/3/1/D

Asst. Wks. Mngr.                                                                                24-4-61.

Eastleigh

 

Copy to:-

S.M. Micheldever.

 

Reforming of Electric Stock – Micheldever.

 

  Referring to my letter of the 21st inst. in addition to the work described, units 5225 and 5164 are to be formed into one good unit and returned to Durnsford Road on Thursday at 1.5pm.

 

Unit 5225 to be turned on Wed 26th inst.

 

Unit 5225                                            Unit 5164

MBS    14407 *                                   MBS    14328

Sal Tlr 15120 *                                   Cpt Tlr 15292

Cpt Tlr.15020                                     Sal Tlr 15342 *

MBS    14449                                      MBS    14327 *

 

* = Reformed unit 5164.

MBS                14407              40 Tons

Sal Tlr             15120              27 Tons           2 buffers.

Sal Tlr             15342              28 Tons           remove centre buffer and fit temporary rubbing plate and pack.

MBS                14327              40 Tons.

 

  Will you please supply a drilled temporary rubbing plate also a new rubbing plate which I will fit at Durnsford Road.

 

  Engine will be at Micheldever at approx. 10.0am.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

 

22-3-61           WATERLOO

 

  The 8.10am. Alton to Waterloo due 9.25am formed of two 4-car units Nos. 3059 & 3105 was approaching No.15 Platform when the leading Motor Bogie wheels Nos. 1 – 8, of MBS 11149, unit 3059 became derailed 19 ft. east side of No. 238 points then rerailed whilst in motion.

No. 8 wheel rerailed 36 ft. from point of derailment.

No. 1 wheel rerailed 46 ft. from point of derailment.

Motorman stopped train @ end of ramp No. 15 Platform.

 

Damage.

            Wheels Nos 1 & 8 bruised.

            1 Guard Iron bent, 2 bolts broken.

            Wheels gauged on site, found correct.

 

Unit 3105 released

Unit 3059 to Durnsford Road – Lift & Inspect.

Platforms 11 – 13 cleared 10.20am. No. 14 at 10.49am.

 

Formation into Waterloo, unit 3059 leading:-

            MBS    11149

            Diner   12612

            TFK     12242

            MBS    11172

Unit 3105.

 

 

 

22-3-61           WATERLOO

 

  The 1.54pm. Teddington to Waterloo due @ 2.9½pm. formed of 4-car unit No. 4705 was approaching No. 17 Platform when the rear Motor bogie under the rear Motor Coach became derailed 2 pair of wheels 19’ 6” east side of No. 243 points then rerailed 39 ft. from point of derailment, train brought to normal stand in Platform 17.

Cause of mishap not determined.

Damage.

 

MBS 12742 Motor Wheels Nos. 1 & 8 bruised. Gauged on site found correct.

Unit to Durnsford Road for Lift & Inspect.

Formation into Waterloo

Unit 4705

MBS    12741

Tlr.      8985

Tlr.      10271

MBS    12742 (derailed).

 

 

 

25-3-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

25‑3‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.      

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 25-3-61.

 

Eardley Sidings.

                                                                                    Loose.             1428 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1335 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5814 CK.         V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 192         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1484 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1801 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1272 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1469 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1902 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E

 

Electric Stock.

 

Selhurst.

            4696 4 SUB    E

 

Wimbledon Park.

            2138 2 BIL      E

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

30-3-61              MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

30‑3‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 1-4-61.

 

Clapham Junction.

 

15915 CK                    V         (of Set 525)

 

Eardley Sidings.

                                                                                    Loose.             1428 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1335 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5814 CK.         V

                                                                                                            1313 SO.         E

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            7390 FK.         V

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 192         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1484 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1801 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1272 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1469 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1902 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1432 SO.         V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E

 

Electric Stock.

 

Wimbledon Park.

            2138 2 BIL      E

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

5-4-61             PENGE TUNNEL

 

Open door collision 5†0am. spl ECS Stewarts Lane to Orpington 7145 + 7154 hit 5.7am. Orpington to Holborn Viaduct 5327 + 5149.

 

Time & Place of Mishap.

Approx 5.18am. Penge East Tunnel.

Formations.

 

Unit 7145. Kent Coast Phase 1. Due V 5-61.

MBS    61373 (MG fitted)

TCK   70337

TSK    70294

MBS   61372

 

Unit 7154. Kent Coast Phase 2

MBS   61695

TSK    70503

TCK   70552

MBS 61694 (MG fitted)

 

Unit 5327.

MBS   61565

TS      70424

TS      70423

MBS   61564 (MG fitted)

 

Unit 5149. Released, no damage.

MBS   14298

TS      15277

TS      15227

MBS   14297

 

Damage as follows:-

 

Unit No. 7145.

Rear entrance door of leading Motor Coach No. 61373 came open and caused the resulting damage.

MBS 61373.

            Rear door wrenched off and missing.

            Hinges broken and restricting straps torn.

TCK 70337.

            Corner panel buckled and torn.

            2 entrance doors badly damaged – lights broken.

            1 lock handle missing – hinges broken.

            1 commode handle bent, 1 broken.

            1 water filler pipe bent.

            Side panels bruised and punctured.

            1 large double glazed sidelight broken.

            1 smaller double glazed sidelight broken.

TSK 70294. (Compartment side)

            End corner panel torn and buckled.

            1 door panel torn – 1 lock handle missing.

            1 commode handle missing.

            4 large double glazed lights broken.

            1 lavatory light broken.

            5 sliding vent glasses and 3 fixed vent glasses broken.

            Frames buckled and broken.

            1 short step board damaged.

MBS 61372.

            Corner panel bent.

            Side panels grazed.

            1 large double glazed sidelight broken.

            1 quarter light broken (single glazed).

 

Unit 7154.

MBS 61695.

            Side panels – paint grazed.

            1 door panel paint grazed, 1 hinge bent.

            1 commode handle bolt broken.

TSK 70503. (Corridor side)

            Side panel grazed.

            1 large double glazed sidelight broken (toughened glass) and the frame torn – panel buckled.

TCK 70552. (Compartment side)

            1 door pillar bruised and torn (fibre glass).

            Side panels grazed.

            1 door hinge bruised.

MBS 61694.

            Sliding vents – fins bent.

            Side panels – grazed paint.

            Commode handle bent.

 

Unit 5327.

MBS 61565.

Cab.

            Cab offside observation light frame buckled.

            Cab offside front/corner panel buckled.

            Guttering bent and torn.

            Electrical jumper and receptacle broken.

Gds. Cpt.

            1 long bolt outwards door torn off and missing.

            1 inwards door – lock handle torn off.

Gds. Cpt – ‘A’ Cpt.

            Hole offside 6” Dia. in large panel.

            Paint grazed

A Cpt. 2 ¼ lights – 1 door light broken.

            Door damaged – body stop torn off.

B Cpt. 1 door light – 1 ¼ light broken.

            1 door – fibreglass panel torn.

C Cpt.  2 ¼ lights – 1 door light broken.

            1 door – fibreglass pillar torn.

D Cpt. 1 ¼ light broken.

E Cpt.  1 fibreglass door panel torn.

F Cpt.  Bottom door hinge bent.

G Cpt. Bottom door hinge bent.

H Cpt. 1 ¼ light standing pillar dented.

Tlr. 70424.

E Cpt.  1 ¼ light – toughened glass shattered.

            1 corner panel dented.

            Bottom door hinge bent.

Tlr. 70423.  No damage.

MBS 61564  No damage.

 

All stock electric haul (12 cars) to Ford for repairs at Lancing.

 

 

 

5-4-61             CLAPHAM JUNCTION

 

  When shunting the van train at Clapham Jct. on the morning of the 5th instant, the points were operated between the wheels of CCT No. 2255 which became derailed two pair wheels, and BY 680 one pair of wheels. BY 680 was also buffer locked with CCT 2077, repairs will be dealt with at Clapham Jct.

 

CCT 2255

                        Brake lever bent – vac hose dummy bent.

                        End drop flap broken.

 

BY 680            No visible damage.

 

CCT 2077       No visible damage.

            Wheels gauged, found correct.

 

 

 

7-4-61  MEMO: WEEKLY RETURN

 

7‑4‑61

Memo to:-                                                                                           RS.51/2/12

M.S.Hatchell Esq.

RSO

Eastleigh.

 

Steam & Electric Stock under & awaiting repairs W/E 8-4-61.

 

Clapham Junction.

15915 CK                    V         (of Set 525)

6717 BCK                   V

4604 4 SUB                V

 

Eardley Sidings.

                                                                                    Loose.             1428 SO.         E

                                                                                                            7616 FK.         V

                                                                                                            5814 CK.         V

                                                                                                            1815 SK.         V

                                                                                                            5868 CK.         E

                                                                                                            3505 FO.         V

                                                                                                            3512 FO.         V

                                                                                                            5869 CK.         E

                                                                                                            1253 SK.        

                                                                                                            1098 S

 

Hassocks.

            4 Set 192         E                                              Loose.             1337 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1484 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1801 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1272 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1469 SO.         E

                                                                                                            1902 SK.         E

                                                                                                            1432 SO.         V

                                                                                                            1335 SO          E

                                                                                                            1313 SO          E

                                                                                                            7390 FK          V

 

Gatwick.

            8 Set 875         E

 

Margate.

            2 of 86 Set                   V         (4023 – 5829).

            1 of 80 Set damage

 

                                                                                                            R.H. Griffiths.

 

 

 

7-4-61             LOVERS WALK DEPOT

 

  Unit 3106 was being propelled from the Old Sidings at Lovers Walk at 11.40am. 7th inst. and struck Unit No. 3075 left standing foul, the motor coaches of both units are damaged, one will require main works attention. Damage as follows:-

 

Unit No. 3075.            4-car Buffet, due V 4-61.

MBS 11233     Body panels and light frames buckled.

                        2 large side lights broken.

                        Step boards broken.

No damage to other 3 vehicles.

To Lancing 11-4-61 for repair and varnish.

 

Unit No. 3106.                        Paint 5-53,       last V 1-60.

            MBS 11092     Cab corner panel torn.

                                    Side panel grazed.

                                    Bogie stepboard broken.

                                    Bogie step iron bent.

 

No damage to other 3 vehicles.

Repairs at Brighton.

 

 

 

11-4-61           WATERLOO

 

  The 4.38pm. passenger train, Effingham Jct. to Waterloo, due at 5.22pm. consisting of units 4652 and 4124 collided head on with a West Country Class Engine No. 34034 running tender first from No. 10 Platform to the Down Local at No. 4 Points at ‘Hercules Bridge’. The road being set for the light engine.

 

  The Motorman lost his life and 16 passengers were treated at hospital but not detained.

 

  Time of Mishap approx 5.22pm 11-4-61.

 

  Damaged electric stock cleared 4.10am 12-4-61.

Formation, damage as follows:-

 

The 4.38pm.

Unit No. 4652.                                    Built 1949.                                         Paint 1-60.

MBS   11364              39 tons.           6’ 11” U/frame.

            Tlr.     8982                28 tons .           7’ 3” U/frame.                        (10 Cpt.)

            Tlr.     12392              26 tons.           6’ 11” U/frame.                      Saloon (2 buffer)

            MBS   11363              39 tons.           6’ 11” U/frame.

 

Unit No. 4124.                                    Built 1946.                                         Paint 4-59, V 1-61.

            MBS   10987              43 tons.           7’ 3” U/frame.

            Tlr.     11494              28 tons.           7’ 3” U/frame.                        (9 Cpt.)

            Tlr.     10442              28 tons.           7’ 3” U/frame                         Saloon (2 buffer)

            MBS   10988              43 tons.          

 

Unit No. 4652.

           MBS   11364             leading to Waterloo – Collided with engine.

                                                Motor Bogie (4291) forced back 6’ under body and badly buckled – sides and headstocks.

                                                Trailer bogie bent transoms and headstocks.

U/Frame                      Leading end demolished to transom.

                                                Trailing end demolished to transom.

                                                All main members bent and torn.

                                                Brake gear bent and twisted, flame cut.

Body                           Cab & Gds. Cpt. demolished.

                        A Cpt. Offside ¼ light glass broken.

                        A Cpt. damaged ¼ panel torn.

                        B Cpt. Offside two ¼ light glasses broken.

                        B Cpt. Nearside ¼ light glass broken.

                        G Cpt. Nearside ¼ light glass broken.

                        G Cpt. Offside ¼ light glass broken.

                        H Cpt. Nearside two ¼ light glasses broken.

                        H Cpt. Offside ¼ light glass broken.

                        H Cpt. Mirror broken.

Wood floor broken, seat ends adrift cushions OK, seat trays dislodged. Body badly distorted. H Cpt. partition demolished, coat racks broken.

Vehicle beyond economic repair.

 

10 Cpt. Trailer No. 8932.        1 single buffer.

                        K Cpt. End body panel forced in and Cpt. demolished.

                        K Cpt. Roof panel buckled and torn.

                        K Cpt. ½ floor broken.

                        K Cpt. Back squabs broken.

                        K Cpt. 3 seat trays adrift.

                        K Cpt. 2 view glasses and mirror broken.

                        K Cpt. 2 doors buckled, 3 hinges bent.

                        K Cpt. 5 ¼ lights broken.

                        K Cpt. 4 ¼ panels buckled, 2 twisted and torn.

                        K Cpt. 2 door standing pillars buckled.

                        K Cpt. Rigger plate – weld broken.

                        J/K Cpts. Partition damaged.

                        J/K Cpts. 2 sections of back squabs broken.

                        J/K Cpts. 2 seat trays displaced.

                        28 ft. of stepboard broken – both sides.

U/Frame          Buffer end, headstock broken from solebar and badly bent.

                        Solebar bent and torn and splayed out 10” wide to gauge.

                        Centre buffer – bent back plate.

                        Centre buffer face damaged.

                        Centre buffer – wood packing smashed.

Bogie              K bogie – derailed one pair Nos. 3 & 6, gauged found OK.

                        H step irons bent, 2 guides broken.

                        Broken pipes, hoses broken, 3 link coupling cut.

                        C Cpt. 2 view frames missing (wear & tear).

 

Unit 4652        Cast iron brake blocks - throughout.

 

Unit 4124        Cast iron brake blocks – Motor Bogies

                        Ferodo brake blocks – Trailer bogies.

 

  I recommend complete disposal of MBS 11364 on site, it is beyond economic repair. Trailer coach No. 8932 should also be given great consideration before embarking on the repairs as we have 2 all steel trailers spare at Micheldever only requiring general repair to make them serviceable.

 

  Damaged Motor Bogie under 11364 is No. 4291 badly damaged, load to Lancing for repair.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                   From               M.& E.E. (WORKSHOPS)

Inspector E. Tozer,                                                                             C.M.& E.E. DEPT.

Platform 16,                                                                                        EASTLEIGH

WATERLOO.

                                                                                    Ref                  RS.55/1/2/35/D

 

WATERLOO – 4.38 p.m. EFFINGHAM JUNCTION

TO WATERLOO IN COLLISION WITH LIGHT

ENGINE, WATERLOO TO NINE ELMS,

11th APRIL 1961.

 

  With reference to your report dated 12th April, please arrange with Mr. Cartlidge for Motor Brake Second No. 11364 to be broken up on site. So far as Trailer Second No. 8932 is concerned Mr. Shepherd will inspect this at first available opportunity, in the meantime it will remain in book stock.

           

                                                                                                            M.S. HATCHELL

 

Copy to:-         Asst. O/D C.& W. Engineer,

                        STEWARTS LANE.

 

P.S.      After release by the M.O.T. Inspecting Officer.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                   From               M.& E.E. (WORKSHOPS)

Mech.& Elec. Engineer (Traction),                                                    C.M.& E.E. DEPT.

LONDON BRIDGE.                                                                          EASTLEIGH

                                                                                    Ref                  RS.55/1/2/35/D

 

WATERLOO – 4.38 p.m. EFFINGHAM JUNCTION

TO WATERLOO IN COLLISION WITH LIGHT

ENGINE, WATERLOO TO NINE ELMS,

11th APRIL 1961.

 

  Motor Brake Second No. 11364, which was damaged in the above mishap, is to be broken up on site and I shall be glad if you will give any assistance necessary in regard to the electrical equipment when the work of demolition commences.

 

                                                                                                            M.S. HATCHELL

 

Copies to:-      Asst. O/D C.& W. Engineer,

                        STEWARTS LANE.

                        Inspector E. Tozer,

                        Platform 16,

                        WATERLOO.

 

P.S.      After release by the M.O.T. Inspecting Officer.

 

 

Memo to:-

Mr. Jones        )

Mr. Todman    ) Durnsford Road.

Mr. Wheeler   )

                                                                                                            R72 – 7/G/9 HD

                                                                                                            24th April, 1961

 

Collision at Waterloo 11-4-61.

Unit 4652

 

  As a result of the above, it has been decided that Motor Coach No. 11364 will be broken up on site. (Motor Bogie No. 4291).

  Will you please arrange for the 2 traction motors and compressor removed from this coach to be despatched to :-

            Mr. Morris

            Repair Shop

            Slade Green.

 

  All other electrical equipment, which is salvageable to pass through normal channels for reconditioning.

Regarding the remaining 3 coaches of this unit, which are at Durnsford Road, will you please arrange for the motors and compressor to be removed at Durnsford Road where they can serve as shop spares.

 

                                                                                                            M.R. PIERSON

 

Copies to –

Mr. Morris      Slade Green

Mr Tozer         Waterloo

Mr Ross           London Bridge.

 

A couple of notes attached to above letter, specify wagon numbers with parts of coach 11364 loaded after being broken up.

 

B 935199        Plate

1 Bogie and 1 compressor. Waterloo to Slades Green.

 

B 452986        Lowfit

1 Bogie. Waterloo to Lancing.

 

E 316516         Open

Scrap etc. Waterloo to Strawberry Hill.

 

B 496459

Iron     Waterloo to Nine Elms, destination for disposal?

 

W 148463

Iron     Waterloo to Nine Elms, destination for disposal?

 

M 405287

Steel Panels     Waterloo to Newhaven.

 

M 408507

Steel Panels     Waterloo to Newhaven.

 

B 477280

Timber            Waterloo to Newhaven.

 

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq,                                                                              29-4-61

RSO,

Eastleigh.

 

Copy to:-

J.S. Cartlidge Esq,

Stewarts Lane.

 

Mishap at Waterloo – 11-4-61.

 

  MBS No. 11364 of Unit No. 4652 was broken up on site at Waterloo weeks ending 22nd and 29th of April 1961.

 

  All steel body and underframe cut up, Motor bogie No. 4291 the motors will be removed at Waterloo and the skeleton frame sent to Lancing for repairs. The trailer bogie will go to Lancing. Electrical equipment sent to Strawberry Hill in E316516.

 

  All recoverable material ie door lights, parcel racks, mirrors, view frames, adverts, chair seat ends, backs, cushions, seat trays, lining panels, all to Selhurst in B769897.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                              14-9-61

RSO                                                                                                    Ref: RS.51/1/63/D

Eastleigh

1963 Building programme - Collision Damage.

 

  In connection with the proposed reform mentioned, I have ordered into Lancing Unit No. 2955 for General Repairs and on release I will assist in the reform.

 

  Regarding unit No. 4652, I must remind you of your letter dated 13-4-61 Ref:- RS.55/1/2/35/D, Waterloo – collision with light engine 11-4-61. Mr. Shepherd will inspect Second No. 8932 at the first opportunity.

 

  Should he decide to withdraw this vehicle the reform can still go forward by using one of the displaced 10 cpt. all steel trailers ex Contractor built units, one can be selected from 10394 – 10395 – 10396

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

M. S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                             Ref: RS.51/1/63/D

RSO.                                                                                                   22-9-61

Eastleigh

 

1963 Building Programme

Collision Damage

 

  Referring to previous correspondence and my letter of the 14th instant.

In consequence of the mishap at Brighton on the 19th inst. in which unit No. 2926 was involved, the Motor Coach one end of this unit is of the “Hal” type with E.E.339 motors, number 10764. I therefore propose using this MBS to put on unit No. 4652 and the contract built MBS to be put with the 3 of 2926 in due course.

 

  The contract unit will be either 4330 or 4346.

The reforming should be as follows:-

 

Unit No. 4652

MBS                           10764                          Ex 2926.

Cpt. Tlr                       8932    or if W/drawn one of 10394/5/6.

Sal. Tlr                        12392

MBS                            11363

All vehicles are damaged.

 

Unit No. 2926

MBS                            ?????                           Ex contract unit

Corr. Cpo.                   12001                          Ex damage repairs

Cpo.                            11509                          Damaged.

MBS                            10512                          Slight body damage.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

C. Shepherd Esq.                                                                                Ref: RS.55/877/D

Asset Mech. & Elec. Eng. (WS)                                                         25-9-61

RSO

Eastleigh

 

Mishap at Wimbledon 14th July 1961.

 

  I note with regret that you have had to postpone your intended visit to Wimbledon Park on the 26th inst. which is unfortunate as I do believe on your decision the request for a B.R. 4 car replacement would be clarified.

 

  The cost of repairing the Motor Coach in question will be very high and it will be of no surprise to me if you condemn it.

 

  The same applies to the trailer coach No. 8932 on hand at Micheldever damaged at Waterloo 11th April this year.

 

  Should you decide to scrap these two vehicles, with one Motor Coach and one trailer coach already broken up, a 4 car BR replacement would be justified.

 

SR E.P.B. Motor Coach No. 14281.               Broken up – damaged 14-7-61.

SR E.P.B Trailer Coach No. 15269                Broken up – damaged 14-7-61.

SR SUB Trailer Coach No. 8932                   Extensive damage 11-4-61.

SR E.P.B. Motor Coach No. 14489                Extensive damage 14-7-61.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

Inspector E Tozer                                                                               Ref: RS.55/877/D

Platform 16                                                                                         9-10-61

WATERLOO

 

MISHAPS AT WATERLOO 11-4-61 AND WIMBLEDON 14-7-61

 

  With reference to your Memorandum No. 62 of 25th September and Mr. Shepherd’s subsequent inspection of MBS 14489 at Wimbledon and Trailer Second No. 8932 at Micheldever. Will you please arrange, in conjunction with Mr. Cartlidge, for No. 14489 to be condemned and broken up on site and with Mr. Sanders for No. 8932 to be similarly dealt with.

 

                                                                                                            M. S. Hatchell

 

 

                                                                                                            1-11-61

                                                                                                            RS.55/877/D

 

Mishaps at Waterloo 11-4-61 & Wimbledon 14-7-61.

 

MBS 14489 of unit 5245 body and underframe were broken up and debris cleared at Wimbledon W/Ending 28‑10‑61. All recoverable interior furnishings, doors etc. loaded into damaged trailer No. 15433 which will be sent to Micheldever via Eastleigh later.

 

Trailer Second 8932 (10 Compt.) of unit 4652 ex Waterloo mishap 11‑4‑61 will be specialled to Newhaven on Monday 6th November between two G&D Motor Coaches Nos. 8131 & 8132. These two Motor Coaches to be recoupled and returned to Micheldever. The centre buffer and drawgear from 8932 to be saved. Some trimmings, doors etc. have been recovered by Eastleigh Works, any other ‘good’ trimming etc. to be saved. Body to be broken up, underframe to be broken up, 2 bogies load to Lancing.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

Memo dated 26-1-62

Mishaps

 

Damaged Rolling Stock.

 

  With reference to a memorandum to Mr. Shepherd, copy to yours dated 23‑1‑62.

MBS No. 11363 (unit 4652) is coupled to special wagon No. DS 12969, a centre buffer fitted to MBS 11363 as a temporary measure to get the vehicle to Lancing.

 

  When repairs have been completed please return both vehicles to Micheldever in same formation..

 

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo dated 29-1-62

Mishap

 

Damaged Rolling Stock.

 

  With reference to MBS 11363 (unit 4652).

This vehicle will be reformed with 3 vehicles of unit No. 4120 on completion of repairs at Lancing, will you therefore kindly renumber it to 4120 and return it to Micheldever as arranged.

 

  MBS 10980 of unit 4120 was damaged beyond economical repair at Gipsy Hill 18‑12‑61 and will be broken-up complete, body and underframe on site, the bogies will be returned to Lancing in due course.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo dated 31-1-62

Reforming Damaged Electric Stock.

 

  In order to reduce as far as possible the number of units out of service the following reform is proposed and will take place at Durnsford Road:-

 

Unit 4120 (339 Motors) damaged at Gipsy Hill 18-12-61.

Unit 4652 (507 AC Motors) damaged at Waterloo 11-4-61.

 

Motor Coach No. 11363 ex unit 4652 to be marshalled with

Trailer Coach No. 10438 )

Trailer Coach No. 11490 ) ex Unit 4120

Motor Coach No. 10979 )

 

New formation will be as follows:-

 

Unit 4120        11363 – 10438 – 11490 – 10979

 

Following reform the unit to be taken into Durnsford Road repair shop for fitting of 507 A.C. Traction Motors to Motor Coach No. 11363.

 

BloodandCustard Note:

Last line is incorrect, and 339 motors were fitted to 11363.

 

 

 

11-4-61           PECKHAM RYE DEPOT

 

  Unit No. 2078 2-car BIL standing foul at entrance to North Shops at Peckham Rye No. 10 Road, when unit No. 5162 4-car EPB was propelled out of No. 9 Road and struck the side of nose end of coach No. 12111 DTC causing the following damage.

 

2078                Due for varnish 4-61.

DTC 12111     1 corner nose end panel buckled.

                        1 cab side panel torn & standing pillar damaged.

                        1 cab commode handle broken.

 

5162                Due for varnish 8-61.

MBS 14324     3 door handles and 2 commode handles broken.

                        1 ¼ light broken, 6 door stop rubbers missing.

TSO 15340      3 door handles broken.

                        5 door stop rubbers missing.

TS 15290        3 door handles broken.

                        5 door stop rubbers missing.

MBS 14323     4 door handles broken & 1 commode handle broken.

                        6 door stop rubbers missing.

 

This occurred at approx. 3.15pm.

2078 to Lancing, 5162 to Selhurst for repair and varnish.

 

 

 

19-4-61           TUNBRIDGE WELLS WEST

 

  During shunting operations at Tunbridge Wells West on Wed. 19th April , 3 of 182 Set and 2356 SK came into heavy collision with the buffer stops causing the following damage to stock.

 

182 Set                                    Paint 5-57,       Varn. 8-59

CK 5175                      )           No visible damage

CK 5176                      )           Being lifted and inspected at

BSK 4090                   )           Tunbridge Wells West.

 

2356 SK                                  Due for withdrawal June 1962.

                                    1 headstock bent behind buffers.

                                    2 buffer castings bent.

 

I suggest this vehicle be withdrawn as part of Phase 2 displacements June 1961.

2356 SK will be berthed at Hassocks awaiting decision.

 

BloodandCustard Note - 2356 later to Bluebell Railway.

 

 

 

21-4-61           LOVERS WALK DEPOT

 

Unit 2618 being inspected at Brighton Inspection Sheds on 21st inst. was found to have the following damage.

 

Unit 2618.                               Due E repairs 9-61.

DTC 12203                 1 headstock bent behind self-contained buffer.

                                    2 side quarter panels buckled and paint grazed.

MBS 10736                 No visible damage.

 

Unit to be berthed at Ford to await acceptance at Lancing.

 

 

 

27-4-62              MEMO: UNIT NO.4355 HERNE HILL 1-4-60

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                              27-4-61

RSO,                                                                                                   Ref:- RS 51/6/22/D

Eastleigh.                                                                                            Mishap.

 

Damaged Coaching Stock.

 

Referring to your letter of the 13th March 1961.

 

  I note that MBS 10895 of Unit No. 4355 is anticipated for release in 3 months time. Will you please accept the other 3 vehicles of this unit for repairs, one of which requires body and underframe attention.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

1-5-61             PADDOCK WOOD

 

 

 83 Set was being shunted from the Down Platform road to the Down Bay road by a Diesel engine on the 1st inst. when it came into heavy contact with two wagons and the buffer stops. The two wagons were separate and about 60 ft. from the stops.

 

  Damage to the coaching stock was as follows:-

 

83 Set                                      Paint date 2-56,                       Varn. 2-61.

4018 BSK                   1 headstock slightly bent behind buffer casting.

                                    1 lavatory wash basin broken and cover adrift.

                                    1 lavatory mirror broken.

                                    1 lavatory pedestal adrift.

                                    8 electric light shades broken.

5826 CK                      No visible damage.                             )

5829 CK                      No visible damage.                             ) Lifted at Paddock Wood and returned to traffic 3-5-61.

4017 BSK                   No visible damage.                             )

 

4018 BSK lifted and inspected at Paddock Wood 3-5-61 then to Rotherhithe Road for interior repairs and back to traffic.

 

 

 

3-5-61             WATERLOO SOUTH SIDINGS

 

  The 9†2am. 8 Car empties were being hauled from No. 1 Platform to the South Sidings when the 5th vehicle became derailed all wheels and the leading bogie of the 6th vehicle derailed 2 pair wheels at No. 36A Power Points.

 

Formation of Stock.

Unit No. 4720 – 4 Car SUB.   CI brake blocks.

MBS                            12771              Eastern Motor bogies.                         39 Ton.

Sal Tlr.                        9000                (2 centre buffers fitted).                        26 Ton.

Cpt. Tlr.                      10340                                                                          28 Ton

MBS                            12772              Eastern Motor bogies.                         39 Ton

 

Unit No. 4117 – 4 Car SUB    Trailers TBL, Motors CI blocks.

MBS                            10974              Std. Motor bogies.                              43 Ton

10 Cpt. Tlr.                 10435              (2 centre buffers fitted).                        28 Ton

9 Cpt. Tlr.                   11487                                                                          28 Ton

MBS                            10973              Std. Motor bogies.                              43 Ton

 

Time of mishap approx 9.7am. The leading unit No. 4720 passed over the points No. 36A then it appears that No. 1 wheel of the motor bogie under Unit No. 4117 MBS 10974 struck the tip of the points, rode over them for about 16 to 18 ft. then dropped down where the gap widened to 5’ between the points and the stock rail, the trailing bogie and the leading bogie of the next coach followed, each coming off the rail until the train was eventually brought to a stand.

 

  Unit No. 4720 No visible damage, will be worked to Durnsford Road for pit inspection and release to traffic if found in order.

 

Unit No. 4117.

MBS 10974

            Motor bogie – derailed all wheels – bruised.

                                    2 Guardirons bent.

                                    2 Shoe beams broken.

                                    1 Shoe beam bruised.

            Trailer bogie   Sole plates, longitudinals and cross members bent.

                                    Brake truss bar bent.

                                    Brake block holders broken.

                                    Derailed all wheels – bruised.

                                    Brake pull rod bent.

                                    Brake pull rod safety loop bent.

                                    Brake Reservoir damaged.

Body                           4 Guard’s doors and standing pillars buckled.

                                    1 side panel torn from building rail.

                                    Building rail fractured.

                                    2 longitudinal boards broken.

                                    G Cpt. 1 door buckled and hinge pillar buckled.

                                    G Cpt. 1 door panel bent.

                                    G Cpt Floor boards and lino broken and torn.

(Note)                          (the trailer bogie and the floor of G Cpt. was damaged by the juice rail upending and

                                    as the coach rode over it the rail was driven through the bogie and floor).

Trailer 10435              Centre buffer – face bent.

                                    1 side spring hanger bent.

                                    2 brake block holders broken.

                                    2 tie straps on the underframe bent.

Trailer 11487              No visible damage.

MBS 10973                 No visible damage.

The rear offside buffer of MBS 12772and the leading buffer of MBS 10974 were buffer locked. Buffer removed from 10974 to part units.

 

  Last coach rerailed at 1.46pm. Stock clear of site 4.15pm.

 

(4117 to go on damaged list for Main Works attention).

 

Pencil note added:-

Against entries for Trailer 10435, Repaired at Durnsford Road before departure to Micheldever. Now OK for traffic, making 3 good coaches.

 

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq,                                                                              5-5-61

RSO,

Eastleigh.

 

Derailment at Waterloo South Sidings – 3-5-61.

 

 

  Referring to the above mentioned mishap, I enclose 4 photographs taken after the derailment and before the stock was moved prior to rerailing. Prints Nos. D8808/09/10/11. Two sets of 4 have also been forwarded to W Cartlidge.

 

  Unit No. 4720 inspected and released to traffic 5-5-61.

Regards Unit No. 4117 the repairs to the Motor Coach No. 10974 are more than can be undertaken at Selhurst, a considerable amount of damage to the brake pipe work, the body sides and the floor in G Cpt.

 

  Must be dealt with @ Main Works, I shall therefore take the unit to Micheldever, leave 3 vehicles there and ask Eastleigh to accept the Motor Coach 10974 for repairs, return to Micheldever, reform and varnish all 4 cars @ Selhurst as normal intermediate maintenance.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

9-5-61             EASTBOURNE

 

  During shunting operations at Eastbourne on the 9th inst. BSK 4089 of 182 Set was left foul of the adjacent road, and an engine in passing tore the end corner panel and pillar away and damaged the step board and brackets. It is on hand pending final disposal.

 

 

 

9-5-61             HASSOCKS

 

  BCK No. 6578 found on hand at Hassocks with the gangway torn off and the end body framing badly damaged, two upright pillars, two cross members and bottom building rail broken. Held pending disposal.

 

 

 

9-5-61             WOKING

 

  During shunting operations at Woking East End Sidings, DS. 1308 Cinema Coach and DS. 1309 Generating Van were pulled up to the shunting neck points from No. 1 Road where they were stopped and uncoupled to allow Diesel Engine No. 2295 to run round.

 

  When coming on to attach at the other end the engine made heavy contact causing the following damage to DS. 1308. This was at approximately 9.40am.

 

DS. 1308         Cinema Coach.

                                    1 headstock bent behind both buffer castings.

                                    2 solebars bent on ends behind headstock.

                                    2 diagonals bent.

                                    2 buffer castings bent – 1 sleeve distorted.

                                    Internal damage to the proscenium.

This vehicle is being lifted and inspected at Woking today (11-5-61) and then despatched to Eastleigh for attention.

DS. 1309         No visible damage.

 

 

 

16-5-61           STREATHAM HILL DEPOT

 

 The Motor Bogie under MBS 11332 unit No. 4636 was derailed during a propelling movement in the Up Sidings at Streatham Hill at 6.42am on the 16th instant. The motorman in setting back allowed the leading bogie in the propelling move to travel through the trailing spring points which failed to throw over and in the forward movement the motor bogie took the adjacent road until it eventually became derailed. The motor leads were stretched, gear cases damaged, earth leads broken and guardirons bent in the derailment, but on rerailing by the Stewarts Lane breakdown staff the body has received damage that will require main works attention, this received in chaining the 15 ton Motor Bogie to the underframe with chains through the compartment and cab then jacking under the headstock lifting underframe + body + bogie equal to approximately 25 tons ie 15 ton bogie hanging from the underframe and the result of this the body is distorted, the cant rail has broken both sides above the Guard’s-outwards-door-hinged standing pillar, also the top flange of the solebar and rigger plate appear to be bent upwards causing the double doors to be out of alignment, the door head panels above the cab and guard’s compartment are torn & buckled and the cab floor lifted just inside the door preventing them from being closed. Approximately 30 ft. of stepboard broken.

 

  The unit will be lifted at an electrical depot then to berth awaiting main works attention. Unit to be put on damaged list as & Streatham Hill.

 

Unit No. 4636             E Rep. 5-59,   V. 3-61.           (42 ton)

MBS    11332              Derailed and damaged.

TS       8916                )

TS       12376              ) No damage

MBS    11331              )

 

 

Memo dated 26-5-61

Derailment at Streatham Hill 16-5-61.

 

  Further to my report of the damage to MBS 11332 in Unit No. 4636. I have had it inspected by Mr. Pettygrew hoping he could undertake the repairs at Selhurst, unfortunately he is of the same opinion as myself the repair is more than he could undertake.

 

  I shall endeavour to berth the unit Electrically if possible at Ford or Barnham, run off the ‘Live’ Rail and take the one coach to Lancing, stock berthing at the two places may prove difficult.

 

  If the above fails I must try and get the unit from Peckham to Micheldever and get Eastleigh to carry out the repair, but train crews on the Central Section are causing cancellations to freight services due to shortage of both Guards and Firemen.

 

  The electrical people at Peckham hope to clear the unit about 3.0pm today, 26th instant.

 

 

 

19-5-61           MICHELDEVER

 

  During shunting operations at Micheldever on the 19th instant, some damaged Electric Stock was being moved from No. 4 Road to bring out a trailer and two wagons for dispatch to Eastleigh, when two coaches without brakes ran out and fouled the shunting neck, resulting in a converging collision and derailing of a motor bogie.

 

  Further damage to damaged vehicles and some damage to others occurred, details as follows:-

 

Unit No. 4117 (Damaged at Waterloo 3-5-61).

MBS 10973     Cab corner pillar & Standing pillar bent, end & side rigger plates bent.

                        2 cab side panels and front panel buckled and torn.

                        Cab door buckled.

                        Cab door light broken.

                        Cab floor distorted.

Note                This now makes both motor coaches damaged and requiring main works attention in this unit.

 

Unit No. 5225 (Damaged at Cannon Street 20-3-61).

MBS 14449     Further damage to body and cab end.

                        New skeleton motor bogie slight damage – stepirons bent.

 

Unit No. 4652 (Damaged at Waterloo 11-4-61).

MBS 11363     2 cab side panels buckled and grazed.

                        2 cab commode handles adrift.

                        1 cab door hinge broken.

                        1 shoe beam broken.

                        1 shoe fuse box broken.

                        2 bogie stepboards broken – 1 iron bent.

                        12 ft. top stepboard broken – 2 irons bent.

The above damage additional to that reported on the 12-4-61.

 

  As a result of this mishap Mr. Hurley should be asked to take Unit No. 4117 complete and carry out repairs to both Motor Coaches, both of which will require lifting, and repairs to motor bogie under 10973.

 

 

Memo to:-

W Hurley Esq.                                                                                    28-5-61

Asst. Wks. Manager

Eastleigh

 

Derailment at Micheldever 19-5-61.

 

  Resulting from the reforming of units No. 5225 and 5164 at Micheldever recently, the remaining vehicles of both units were left uncoupled because the rubbing plates of the two trailers came together.

 

  To enable me to form these vehicles into a 4car unit will you kindly select a standard rubbing plate and affix a centre buffer to it and then have it fitted to trailer No. 15020 of unit 5225, also supply the back and front washer plates and rubbers for the draw gear.

 

  If you could carry out the work one day next week at Micheldever I will arrange for an engine to be made available and at the same time bring the unit to Eastleigh for repairs, advising me in good time.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

                                                                                                            22-9-61

 

Damaged Electric Stock

Unit No. 4117

 

  Unit No. 4117 damaged at Waterloo 3-5-61 and again damaged at Micheldever 19-5-61 will it is anticipated be released from Eastleigh after damage repairs on Tuesday 26th instant. It is on the H1. List for maintenance repairs at Selhurst and will be sent there for this repair, the exterior panels have not received a paint at Eastleigh.

 

  I wish to draw to your attention the interior of the cabs, these have received a special interior treatment for test purposes and on no account must the cabs be painted on arrival at Selhurst for maintenance.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo dated 8-11-62

Reformed Electric Stock – result of Mishaps.

 

Unit No. 5164             Overall length 257’ 5”

MBS 14327                 40 tons.

Sal Tlr. 15342             27 tons.           2 centre buffers.

Cpt Tlr. 15292            28 tons.           1 centre buffer.

MBS 14328                 40 tons.

(Back to original formation).

 

Unit No. 5225             Overall length 257’ 5”

MBS 14449                 40 tons.

Cpt Tlr. 15020            28 tons.           1 centre buffer.

Sal Tlr. 15120             28 tons.           2 centre buffers.

MBS 14407                 40 tons.

(Restored to its ‘1958’ formation).

 

Unit No. 2926

MBS 10764 (HAL)     44 tons.           70 seats.

10 Cpt. Tlr. 10359      28 tons.           120 seats.                    2 centre buffers.

Compo 11509             28 tons.           40 1st 40 2nd                1 centre buffer.

MBS 10512                 41 tons.           70 seats.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

23-5-61           CHERTSEY

 

  On the arrival of the 5.53pm Waterloo to Chertsey on the 23rd inst. Unit No. 5254 was detached to berth in the West Sidings, after detaching the unit was being shunted when the rear bogie of rear MBS 14507 took the wrong road , became derailed, travelled approx 50 ft. then rerailed itself, travelled a further 100 ft. diagonally across the two roads.

 

  As the unit entered the West Sidings the leading end of MBS 14507 struck the cleaners staging damaging about 12 to 14 ft.

 

  Crane on site 9.42pm.

  Stock cleared 12.5am 24-5-61.

 

Details of damage as follows:-

 

Unit No. 5254.            4 car EPB overdue for Intermediate.

MBS 14507

            Motor Bogie derailed, wheels bruised, gauged, found correct.

            Motor lead safety loops bent.

            1 brake pull rod safety loop bent.

            1 brake pull rod bent.

            1 brake side rod safety bracket pulled off, stud broken.

Underframe

            2 solebar flanges grazed.

            1 solebar, very slight kink.

            1 shoe beam broken.

Trailer bogie No. 2064

            Flange of No. 6 wheel on No 3 & 6 wheel very badly scored, unsafe to run, bogie to be changed on

site.

End step iron bent.

            6 ft. step board broken.

            End rubbing plate bent.

No visible damage to other 3 vehicles.

Unit on hand at Chertsey, after bogie change, unit to Durnsford Road for lift and repairs (electrically) then to Selhurst for Intermediate.

 

 

 

25-5-61           CLAPHAM JUNCTION

 

  3206 BSK of 442 Set was found at Clapham Junction to have 2 bent headstocks, all four corners are bent behind the buffer castings. Paint date 3-55, varnish 2-59. This vehicle is on the ‘B’ list, so I have had it carded to Micheldever to await your decision as to the withdrawal of the same.

 

 

 

3-6-61             WEYMOUTH

 

  BSK 4229 of 805 Set was derailed at Weymouth 3rd June 1961, carded to Micheldever for main Works attention to defective draw-bar.

 

  I have now carded same to Eastleigh for attention.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

8-6-61             VICTORIA

 

  The 5†52pm. empties Central Sidings to Platform No. 16 to form the 6.10pm Victoria to Brighton via Oxted consisting of 2 – 3 Sets + 3 loose vehicles, in running into the platform the driver failed to stop and collided with 3 vans berthed on the stops, van No. 2121 was pushed over the stops, all stock sent to Eardley for lift and inspection.

            3 Set No. 979              )

            3 Set No. 194              )

            FK No. 7231               ) Lifting on Sunday, hope to release.

            SK No. 1159 +            ) + = both on ‘A’ list, will be withdrawn.

            SK No. 1153 +            )

Van Nos. 1581 – 413 – 2121 all three lifted 9-6-61 and released, No. 2121 bent headstocks, to Lancing for repair and paint.

 

 

 

9-6-61             Bogie Guard’s Van No. 214

 

  On hand at Micheldever with badly bent headstock and solebar ends one end of vehicle, awaiting main works attention.

 

 

 

18-6-61           GUILDFORD

 

  542 Set was being hauled from the Tunnel Road to Road behind the box and SO 1420 was standing foul on the Push & Pull Road causing the following damage.

 

1420 SO          Paint date 2-57,          Varn. 9-60

            1 End corner pillar edge broken off.

            1 End corner plate damaged.

            1 Small Pillar panel bent.

            1 Bottom door hinge broken.

            1 Top door hinge broken.

 

542 Set.

34936 BSK     Paint date 10-56,         Varn. 9-60

            1 Bottom door hinge broken.

            1 Quarter panel dented and grazed.

15872 CK

            1 Corner panel dented and grazed.

            1 Commode handle broken.

            1 Door handle bent, 1 door check piece split.

            2 Door flanges broken, - 1 bent.

            1 Door panel bruised.

34937 BSK

            No damage.

 

To Clapham Junction for repairs.

 

 

 

21-6-61           LONDON BRIDGE

 

  The 6.24pm Epsom Downs to London Bridge 8 car passenger train due at 7.2pm running into No. 18 Road Platform, the motorman misjudged his distance and collided heavily with the buffer stops. One male passenger complained of injury to his right foot, refused first aid leaving his name and address only.

 

  No visible damage to stock, units taken from No. 18 Road to No. 22 Road for inspection, found OK to travel to Selhurst for pit inspection, several tray seats displaced.

 

  The fishplate bolts in the offside running rail, two were broken, ie sheared off and the rail joint opened up 1”, the rail leg of the buffer stops at the base.

Motorman HARMAN – Tattenham Corner, Guard Holness – Peckham.

 

Formation of stock into London Bridge

 

Unit No. 4128.

            10996             MBS

            11498              Tlr

            10446              Tlr

            10995              MBS

 

Unit 4631.

            11321              MBS

            12371              Tlr

            10328              Tlr

            11322              MBS

 

Note added to original memo 22-6-61.

Result of Pit Inspection at Selhurst. Broken Centre Castings found on 10446, unit 4128, and 10328, unit 4631, both to Peckham Rye for lift.

 

 

 

29-6-61              MEMO: FIRE IN UNIT NO.1037 (WATERLOO 27-6-61)

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                              Mishap – FIRE           29-6-61

RSO

Eastleigh

 

Fire in 6-car Diesel Unit No. 1037, 27-6-61.

 

 

  As the 9.20am Hastings to Charing Cross was passing Waterloo, smoke was seen coming from the Guard’s Compartment of the rear motor coach No. 60045 – Unit No. 1037. On arrival at Charing Cross at 10.56am a small fire had started under the partition between the Guard’s Compartment and the engine room at the point where the emergency ladder is located.

 

  The Fire Officer is satisfied that paper and rubbish that had accumulated at the base of the ladder and retaining block on the floor had become ignited, possible a cigarette end or lighted match, the floor board area of 6”, the inspection cover in the partition for the inspection of the air ducting bolts, and the wood framing of the cover were all charred and scorched.

 

  Repairs executed at West Marina and unit released PM next day 28-6-61.

 

Recommendation.

  As this method of retaining the ladder in a fixed position creates a trap for the accumulation of paper etc. I beg to suggest the ladder be raised approx 6” from floor level and supported on brackets fixed to the panel inspection cover, thus dispensing with the wood retaining block. (all 6-car Diesel units).

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           From:-

Fire and Civil Defence Officer.                                                          MECH. & ELEC ENGINEER (WORKSHOPS)

LONDON BRIDGE.                                                                          CHIEF MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL

                                                                                                            ENGINEER’S DEPT.

                                                                                                            EASTLEIGH

                                                                                                            5-7-61.

 

FIRE IN 6-CAR DIESEL UNIT NO. 1037, 27-6-61.

 

  I have received a report from my Head Office Inspector at Waterloo regarding a fire which occurred in the Guard’s Compartment of the rear motor coach No. 60045 of unit No. 1037 on the 27th June due to the accumulation of paper and rubbish at the base of the ladder and retaining block on the floor which had become ignited by a cigarette end or lighted match.

 

  I suggest that this is a case where the A.G.M.(T) should be asked to instruct his staff to ensure that van floors are more satisfactorily brushed out, as the method of fixing the ladder is identical to that adopted for many years on Electric Stock and this is the first occasion brought to my notice where a fire has occurred through refuse being allowed to accumulate in this vicinity.

 

  I shall be pleased if you will take up suitably with the A.G.M.(T).

 

                                                                                                            M.S. HATCHELL

 

 

 

28-6-61           LEATHERHEAD

 

  A 4 car unit No. 4743 was being propelled out of the Up Sidings to the Up Road to form the 7†38pm empties to Effingham, when, in passing over No. 30 power points the signalman pulled them over between the bogies under coach No. 10273 the 3rd vehicle in the propelling movement.

 

  The rear bogie (A) was diverted to the adjacent road, eventually it became derailed the signalman in a last minute effort returned the points to normal at the moment that the rear bogie of 10273 and the rear motor coach was passing over thus diverting the rear motor coach to the Up Road. The unit travelled approx 90 ft. derailed causing some track damage, only slight damage to the unit, it will go to Selhurst for electrical repair them to M&E depot for lifting.

 

Unit No. 4743                                     due for E repair 12-61.

            MBS    8632                No damage

            Tlr       9023                No damage

            Tlr       10273              A bogie derailed 2 pair, wheels bruised.

                                                2 ¼ panels and 2 door panels grazed.

                                                Step board damaged.

            MBS    8633                Conduit crushed.

                                                Headstock slightly bent (covered).

                                                Centre rubbing plate bent.

 

 

 

2-7-61             HORSHAM

 

  At 10.45am Sunday 2nd inst. unit No. 4369 was signalled out of No. 1 Up Siding to form the 10.51am to Waterloo, at the same time the motorman of the 11.5am Horsham to Victoria (consisting of two 2-car BIL units Nos. 2007 & 2029) took the same signal and pulled out of No. 2 Road and collided with the leading motor coach of Unit 4369.

 

  The leading bogie of the 2nd coach in unit 4369 was derailed, and the body severely damaged, also the leading Driving Trailer bogie of unit 2007 was derailed and the cab end badly damaged.

 

  Both units will require main works attention, they are berthed in Horsham Goods Yard awaiting 3 trailer bogies before disposal.

 

  Time of mishap 10.45am, line cleared of stock 9.15pm.

 

Formation and damage as follows:-

Unit No. 4369             Paint 3-59.       S.V. 3-61         (10.51am Horsham to Waterloo)

            MBS    10924

                        Cab, Gds. Cpt. and Cpts. A & B No damage.

            C Cpt.  Lock handler torn off.

                        Commode handle torn off.

                        Door stop torn off.

                        1 ¼ light broken.

                        Body panel between C & D Cpts. torn.

D Cpt. Lock handle torn off.

            Commode handle torn off.

            2 door stops torn off.

            Centre and bottom hinges bent.

            1 ¼ light broken.

            Body panel between D & E Cpts. torn.

E Cpt.  Door body buckled.

            Lock handle torn off – hinges broken.

            Commode handle torn off.

            Lock & hinge standing pillars bent.

            2 ¼ lights broken.

            Panel between E & F Cpts. badly buckled.

F Cpt.  Lock handle torn off.

            Commode handle bent.

            2 door stops off.

            Centre hinge bent – door buckled.

            Bottom hinge broken.

            1 ¼ light broken.

            Hinge standing pillar bent.

G Cpt. Door buckled.

                        Lock torn off.

                        Commode handle torn off.

                        2 door stops torn off.

                        Centre hinge bent.

                        Bottom hinge broken.

                        Body panel between F & G Cpts. torn.

            H Cpt. Door buckled.

                        Lock handle torn off.

                        Commode handle torn off.

                        2 door stops torn off.

                        Centre hinge bent.

                        Bottom hinge broken.

                        End ¼ panel and corner lapping buckled.

                        Panel between G & H Cpts. torn.

20 ft. of top stepboard broken.

4 stepboard brackets torn off.

2 bogie stepboards broken.

2 bogie step iron brackets bent.

1 axle box (No. 5 wheel) broken.

1 side spring hanger bent.

2 side springs buckled.

Trailing end underframe headstock bent.

One trailer bogie No. 9235 will be changed on site, one required from Lancing.

 

            Tlr.11466 (9 Cpt. Trailer)

(A)   Leading trailer bogie derailed, 2 pair wheels

Sole plate and headstock bent.

Side spring hanger bent.

1 axle box (No. 8) broken.

4 step irons bent and boards broken.

Safety loop bent

            A Cpt. End corner panel & pillar badly buckled.

                        1 ¼ light broken.

                        2 doors buckled.

                        Panel between A & B Cpts. buckled.

            B Cpt.  1 door smashed, 1 buckled.

                        1 door light broken – commode bent.

                        Lock standing pillar buckled.

                        Panel between B & C Cpts. damaged.

                        Truss bar grazed.

1 bogie No. 9552 (A) to be changed on site, one required from Lancing.

 

            Tlr.10464 (10 Cpt. Trailer)

A Bogie No. 4569, 2 axle boxes broken, 2 step boards grazed.

Bogie to be changed on site, one required from Lancing.

 

Unit No. 2007             P 12-56, V 9-60.         11.5am to Victoria.

D Tlr. Cpo. No. 12108.

Leading Driving Trailer bogie off 2 pairs of wheels.

2 Shoe beams broken.

2 fuse boxes broken – brackets bent.

3 bogie stepboards broken – brackets bent.

4 side spring hangers bent.

Horn block lever broken.

Pull rod bent – safety loop bent.

Sole bar flange – slight “buckle” underside.

Offside of cab demolished, cab door and pillars and side of corridor demolished back to first entrance door including large sidelight.

End and side building rails broken.

Partition between can and & first compartment broken.

3 commode handles broken, Cpt, door broken.

Cant rail damaged, roof boards, canvas water pipe and baffle broken.

Offside swing light broken.

Interior panels in can adrift and broken.

Power cable and conduit adrift.

 

            MBS 10574

                        2 brake pipes & cocks damaged.

                        Rubbing plate bent.

 

Summary.

 

  Both units will be made safe to run, steam haul, to Hassocks to await acceptance at Lancing. Three trailer bogies ordered.

 

Converging collision between units 2007 and 4369.

Bogie damage mostly, bogie change on site 16‑7‑61, both units at Hassocks by 7‑9‑61. 4369 to Eastleigh 22‑3‑63.

 

Pencil note added to memo:-

Unit No. 2029 brake test and released.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           Ref:- RS.55/875/Hi.

Inspector E Tozer,                                                                              From:-

Platform 16,                                                                                        M.&.E.E. (WORKSHOPS)

WATERLOO                                                                                      C.M. & E. ENGR’S. DEPT.

                                                                                                            EASTLEIGH

                                                                                                            12-7-61.

 

CONVERGING COLLISION AT HORSHAM: 2nd JULY. 1961.

 

  Referring to your telephone request of the 7th July, I have received confirmation from the Motive Power Officer that the Regional Spare 36-ton Motive Power Steam Crane (from Guildford) will be available at Horsham with an Engine from 9.0am until approximately 1.0pm on Sunday 16th July.

 

                                                                                                            M.S. HATCHELL

 

Addendum to memo:-

End damaged bogie to Newhaven, 2 others to Lancing.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           Ref:- RS.55/875/D.

C.& W. Works Manager,                                                                    M.&.E.E. (WORKSHOPS)

LANCING                                                                                          C.M. & E. ENGR’S. DEPT.

                                                                                                            EASTLEIGH

                                                                                                            5-9-61.

 

CONVERGING COLLISION AT HORSHAM: 2nd JULY, 1961.

 

  With reference to my representative’s conversation with Mr. Elgar on 31st August in regard to the acceptance of damage stock for repairs. It is desired that if possible Units Nos. 2007 and 4369, standing at Horsham, which have little or no underframe damage, should be accepted, and I shall be glad if you will give this your consideration.

 

                                                                                                            M.S. HATCHELL

 

Pencil note added:-

Both units at Hassocks (7-9-61).

 

 

Memo dated 15-3-63                                                                          Ref:- RS.51/6/2A/D

To                                                                                                        From

M. S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                             Inspector E. Tozer

M&E. Eng (WS)                                                                                 Platform 16

EASTLEIGH                                                                                      WATERLOO

 

Damaged Coaching Stock - Repairs.

 

  Referring to notes of meeting held at Lancing 13-2-63. Unit No. 3023.

I have spoken to Mr Ball regards electrical equipment for MBS 11051, he informed me the material is on hand at Brighton. I have advised Mr Mac-Dougal.

Note added to memo:- E239053 ex Brighton 26-3-63.

 

  The unconverted bogie No. 7004 which belongs under the motor end of 11051 is on hand at Lancing for extensive damage repair, will you please ask them to concentrate on the repairs as soon as possible and forward to Selhurst when completed.

 

  At the request of Mr Mac-Dougal for body repair only, I have arranged the following:-

Unit 4369 and 2609 Hassocks to Eastleigh Weds. 20-3-63.

 

Unit No. 6073, 2-car               )

BSK 34281 of 890 Set            ) Micheldever to Eastleigh ordinary means 18-3-63.

SK 1883                                  )

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

3-7-61             CHRISTCHURCH

 

 During shunting operations at Christchurch on the 3rd instant at 6.15am, wagon No. B493406 was left standing foul when Set No. 784 was being shunted, the body panels on the 3 Set were damaged and the Set is now on hand at Eastleigh for repair.

Damage as follows:-

 

Set No. 784

BSK 4330

            2 Side Lights broken, side panels grazed.

            1 Step Board broken.

            1 Commode handle bent, 2 body stops off.

            1 Door handle bent, 2 hinges bent.

 

CK 5765

            1 Side Light broken, side panels grazed.

            1 Step Board broken.

            1 Commode handle broken, 2 body stops off.

            1 Door handle bent, 2 hinges bent.

 

BSK 4329

            Side panel grazed.

            1 Step Board grazed.

            1 Commode handle bent, 2 body stops off.

            1 Door handle bent, 2 hinges bent.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

4-7-61             CLAPHAM JUNCTION

 

7845 RKB       Paint date 5-56            Varnish 6-60 (3)

This coach found damaged at Clapham Junction

            1 Arch rail pushed in over gangway.

            Roof boards lifted and split – canvas torn.

            End cornice broken and panels pushed in.

            1 Vestibule ceiling panel broken and buckled.

            1 Vestibule ceiling framing adrift, and mouldings.

            2 Vestibule sliding doors unable to operate.

            1 saloon sliding door off runners.

            1 saloon partition buckled and panels adrift.

            Roof tank leaking.

            1 roof angle iron bent – 1 headplate pushed in.

            1 panel in vestibule end adrift – Kitchen end.

 

To Lancing for repairs after unloading.

 

 

 

14-7-61           WIMBLEDON PARK DEPOT

 

  The 8†52am empty stock was proceeding along No. 1 Road to the washing machine when it was diverted at the crossover points into No. 2 Road where it came into violent contact broadside-on with the 5th coach of the 8†41am empty stock travelling in the reverse direction from the washing machine to the depot.

 

  The body sides were torn out of motor coach and trailer of the 8†41 train by the leading motor coach of the 8†52 am, the coach bodies careering forward leaving the locked bogies behind strewn across the track and piled-up under the following coaches, one coach was kept upright by the wall supporting the L.T.E. line.

 

  Time of mishap 9.15am.

Cause – shunter error.

Nine Elms Crane on site 11.45am.

Site cleared of stock 9.20pm.

Site of mishap – Washing Machine – Roads 1 & 2.

L.T.E. Line – Up & Down blocked for possession of Crane 11.30am to 4.0pm approx.

 

Formation of stock and damage as follows:-

8†52am depot to Washing Machine No. 1 Road

Leading end.

Unit No. 5245             EPB stock

            MBS                14489              40 ton.

            Sal Tlr.            15433              27 ton.

            Cpt Tlr.           15063              28 ton.

            MBS                14490              40 ton.

Unit No. 5669

                        D Tlr.              16119              30 ton.

                        MBS                14575              40 ton.

Unit No. 5664

                        D Tlr.              16114              30 ton.

                        MBS                14570              40 ton.

 

8†41am Washing Machine to depot No. 2 Road

Leading end.

Unit No. 5167             EPB stock

            MBS                14334              40 ton.

            Cpt Tlr.           15295              28 ton.

            Sal Tlr.            15345              27 ton.

            MBS                14333              40 ton.

Unit No. 5141

            MBS                14281              40 ton.

            Sal Tlr.            15269              27 ton.

            Cpt Tlr.           15219              28 ton.

            MBS                14282              40 ton.

 

Unit No. 5245.

            MBS 14489.                Cab end of coach on ground, motor bogie derailed across track under the trailing

                                                end.

                                                Trailer bogie derailed, part in 6 ft, part under next coach.

                                                Both bogies extensive damage (D.B.R.).

                                                Extensive body damage full length offside, cab end and side badly damaged.

                                                Underframe – solebars and headstocks bent, trussing bent.

                                                Extensive damage to underslung equipment and electrical gear.

                                                Majority of doors damaged and several ¼ lights and door lights broken

Saloon Trailer 15433 (2 centre buffers).

                                                2 solebars bent – rigger plates bent.

                                                2 truss bars bent and truss legs bent.

                                                Drawbar housing damaged.

                                                Brake gear damaged and broken.

                                                End of body stove in.

                                                End ¼ panel buckled.

                                                3 ¼ lights broken.

                                                Body panels and door panels buckled and torn.

                                                Standing pillars bent.

10 Cpt. Trailer 15063 (1 centre buffer).

                                                No visible damage.

            MBS 14490                 No visible damage.

 

Unit No. 5669.

Driving Tlr. 16119      )

                        MBS 14575     )

                                                ) No visible damage.

 

Unit No. 5664.                        )

Driving Tlr. 16114      )

                        MBS 14570     )

 

Unit No. 5167.

            MBS 14334                 )

Saloon Trailer 15295  ) No visible damage.

10 Cpt. Trailer 15345 )

            MBS 14333                 )

 

Unit No. 5141.

            MBS 14281                 (Break up on site).

                                                Side of body torn out from Guard’s Cpt. to trailing end of coach.

                                                Solebars and trussing bent and torn.

                                                Interior seats and floors demolished.

                                                Bogies damaged, trailer bogie D.B.R.

                                                Motor bogie and motors repairable,

Saloon Trailer 15269  (Break up on site).

                                                Side of coach completely torn out.

                                                Solebar bent.

                                                Truss bar buckled and cut off.

                                                Interior demolished.

                                                Bogies damaged D.B.R.

10 Cpt. Trailer 15219

                                                1 end corner panel bent and ¼ panel bent.

                                                1 rigger plate bent and 1 side corner damaged.

            MBS 14282                 No visible damage.

 

I can reform and out of the remaining 6 coaches make up a four-car unit requiring minimum amount of repair at Main Works subject to Electrical Dept. being able to couple up etc.

 

Possible reform as follows (Temporary)

MBS                14490              ) 5245              82 seats           40 ton  )

10 Cpt. Tlr.     15063              )                       120 seats         28 ton  ) To be

10 Cpt. Tlr.     15219              ) 5141              120 seats N/S  28 ton  ) Unit No.

MBS                14282              )                       82 seats           40 ton  ) 5245

                                                            Total   404                  136 tons

 

Overall length (same)             257’ 5”

Increase seats                          386 to 404.

10 Cpt. trailer to be Non smoking.

One trailer to be fitted with an additional centre buffer (15063).

 

Converging collision Wimbledon 14-7-61.

 

  Referring to previous report, I enclose two copies of photographs taken at the time prior to movement of stock, there were 3 sets of 7 photographs No. D9930 to D9936 inclusive. One set of 7 given to Mr. Scammell for the enquiry on Friday next 21st instant.

 

  You will note that photograph D9934 shows the demolished bodyside of trailer No. 15269, this was taken from the damaged roof of MBS 14281.

 

  Unfortunately, due to pressure from Motive Power to commence operations, shunting etc. I was compelled to suspend the photographing for a while, I then omitted to take a photograph of the damaged motor coach which is similar to the trailer 15269 regards damage.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           R72-7/F/20

Mr. R. Jones,               Durnsford Road                                              17th July 1961.

Mr. E. Todman,          Durnsford Road

 

Collision at Durnsford Road 14th July 1961.

 

  With reference to the memorandum of even date in connection with the reforming of Units 5245 & 5141 following the above collision.

 

  In order to marshal the coaches involved it will be necessary to fit a temporary centre buffer to coach 15063 ‘B’ end, (Unit 5245).

 

  Arrangements have been made for this buffer to be taken by road from Selhurst to Durnsford Road on Tuesday 18th July and I shall be glad if you will please arrange to fit same.

 

  Motors should not be removed from either motor coach, as, following repair at Eastleigh, the unit 5245 will be returned to service.

 

                                                                                                            M.R. PIERSON

 

Copy to:  Mr. Tozer,    Waterloo.

 

 

BRITISH RAILWAYS

SOUTHERN REGION

CHIEF MECHANICAL AND

ELECTRICAL ENGR’S. DEPT.

LONDON BRIDGE, S.E.1.

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           R72-7/G/9

M.R. Pierson Esq.,                                                                              17th July 1961.

 

Reforming of Damaged Electric Stock.

 

  As a result of the collision in Durnsford Road yard on Friday 14th July 1961, the undermentioned units sustained damage as shown:

 

5245                14489              Extensively damaged

                        15433              Extensively damaged

                        15063              No apparent damage

                        14490              No apparent damage

5141                14281              Extensively damaged

                        15269              Extensively damaged

                        15219              Damaged

                        14282              No apparent damage

 

            Units 5664, 5669 & 5167 were also involved, but are apparently undamaged.

 

            Due to the extent of the damage to coaches 14281, & 15269 of unit 5141, both coaches will be broken up on site.

 

            In order to reduce as far as possible the units out of traffic, the following reform is proposed and will be carried out at Durnsford Road.

 

            Coaches 14490 & 15063 of Unit 5245 to be marshalled with coaches 14282 & 15219 of Unit 5141.

 

            Formation following the reform will be 14490 – 15063 – 15219 – 14282

 

            The unit to be numbered 5245, arrangements will then be made for this Unit to go to Eastleigh for repair to trailer coach 15219, which are not expected to take long, before returning to traffic.

 

 

31-7-61                                                                                               Ref:- 12/15-7-61

 

Collision at Wimbledon 14-7-61.

 

MBS 14281 and Saloon Trailer No. 15269 both of unit No. 5141 damaged beyond repair on the 14th instant have been broken-up on site. 2 bodies and 2 underframes + all materials cleared away on Sunday 30-7-61.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

Memo to:-

C. Shepherd Esq.                                                                                Ref: RS.55/877/D

Asset Mech. & Elec. Eng. (WS)                                                         25-9-61

RSO

Eastleigh

 

Mishap at Wimbledon 14th July 1961.

 

  I note with regret that you have had to postpone your intended visit to Wimbledon Park on the 26th inst. which is unfortunate as I do believe on your decision the request for a B.R. 4 car replacement would be clarified.

 

  The cost of repairing the Motor Coach in question will be very high and it will be of no surprise to me if you condemn it.

 

  The same applies to the trailer coach No. 8932 on hand at Micheldever damaged at Waterloo 11th April this year.

 

  Should you decide to scrap these two vehicles, with one Motor Coach and one trailer coach already broken up, a 4 car BR replacement would be justified.

 

SR E.P.B. Motor Coach No. 14281.               Broken up – damaged 14-7-61.

SR E.P.B Trailer Coach No. 15269                Broken up – damaged 14-7-61.

SR SUB Trailer Coach No. 8932                   Extensive damage 11-4-61.

SR E.P.B. Motor Coach No. 14489                Extensive damage 14-7-61.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

Memo to:-

Inspector E Tozer                                                                               Ref: RS.55/877/D

Platform 16                                                                                         9-10-61

WATERLOO

 

MISHAPS AT WATERLOO 11-4-61 AND WIMBLEDON 14-7-61

 

  With reference to your Memorandum No. 62 of 25th September and Mr. Shepherd’s subsequent inspection of MBS 14489 at Wimbledon and Trailer Second No. 8932 at Micheldever. Will you please arrange, in conjunction with Mr. Cartlidge, for No. 14489 to be condemned and broken up on site and with Mr. Sanders for No. 8932 to be similarly dealt with.

 

                                                                                                            M. S. Hatchell

 

 

                                                                                                            1-11-61

                                                                                                            RS.55/877/D

 

Mishaps at Waterloo 11-4-61 & Wimbledon 14-7-61.

 

MBS 14489 of unit 5245 body and underframe were broken up and debris cleared at Wimbledon W/Ending 28‑10‑61. All recoverable interior furnishings, doors etc. loaded into damaged trailer No. 15433 which will be sent to Micheldever via Eastleigh later.

 

Trailer Second 8932 (10 Compt.) of unit 4652 ex Waterloo mishap 11‑4‑61 will be specialled to Newhaven on Monday 6th November between two G&D Motor Coaches Nos. 8131 & 8132. These two Motor Coaches to be recoupled and returned to Micheldever. The centre buffer and drawgear from 8932 to be saved. Some trimmings, doors etc. have been recovered by Eastleigh Works, any other ‘good’ trimming etc. to be saved. Body to be broken up, underframe to be broken up, 2 bogies load to Lancing.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

16-7-61           BOURNEMOUTH WEST

 

  During shunting operations at Bournemouth West on Sunday 16th inst. 3 coaches of 6 Set No. 889 were derailed due to signalman’s error in operating the points between bogies, very little damage, carded to Eastleigh Works for attention.

 

BSK    34279              Bogies derailed all wheels, wheels bruised.

SK       24325              Bogies derailed all wheels, wheels bruised.

CK       15047              Bogies derailed all wheels, wheels bruised.

                                    Pull rods bent.

                                    Oil feed to castings broken.

 

Remainder of Set in traffic.

 

 

 

17-7-61              MEMO: 2 BIL NO.2047 (WIMBLEDON)

 

Memo to:-

M.S. Hatchell Esq.                                                                              17-7-61

RSO

Eastleigh

2 Car BIL No. 2047. Roof Damage.

 

  Unit No. 2047, D.T. Cpo. No. 12070 on hand at Wimbledon with the roof-head panel above the Motorman’s controller badly buckled as though striking an overhead object in passing.

  It was given a general repair in 1956, had a second varnish in 1960 (Sept). Will you agree to Lancing giving this a roof repair and Intermediate as a means of a quick return to traffic?

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

17-7-61           TAVISTOCK

 

  The derailed wagons of a freight train in passing struck the side of BCK 6674 of 180 Set in Tavistock station on the 17th inst.

Damage as follows:-

 

BCK 6674                   Built 1930.      O/Due V.1960.

            Guard’s Van    O/S damaged.

            All corridor side lights broken.

            All corridor side body frame pillars, door pillars and doors smashed.

            All door locks and commode handles torn off.

            All side panels torn or grazed.

            Guard’s Van running boards broken and displaced.

            7 inside compartment Corr ¼ lights broken.

            5 inside compartment sliding door lights broken.

            Top stepboard grazed.

            Corridor compartment partition damaged.

            1 axle box front broken.

Carded to Micheldever, to be withdrawn week ending 22-7-61.

 

BCK 3733

No damage, released to traffic.

 

 

 

17-7-61           CLAPHAM JUNCTION

 

BSK 3984 of 836 Set.

 

  Is on hand at Eardley awaiting repairs to the headstock which is bent at the rear of the auto drawhook, 2 bent diagonals. This vehicle was found in the yard at Clapham Junction, carded to Lancing via Eardley.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

21-7-61           TONBRIDGE

 

  During shunting operations at Tonbridge on the 21st instant, 3 Set No. 760 was setting back into No. 3 Up Siding, when, due to misunderstanding by the driver, he collided heavily with the buffer stops causing frame damage and some interior damage, details as follows:-

 

Set No. 760                 Built 1932/1935.

BSK 2793       Built 1932, Paint 6-57, V 7-59.

                        Headstock, sole bars and 1 diagonal bent.

                        Buffer casting bent.

                        Lavatory wash basin & hopper adrift.

                        Emergency tool box broken and displaced.

 

CK 5678          Built 1932, Paint 6-57, V 7-59.

                        Lavatory wash basin adrift.

                        6 electric shoulder lampshades broken.

Ceiling mouldings adrift.

 

BSK 2833       Built 1935, Paint 4-55, V 8-59.

                        Guard’s sliding door off runners.

                        Lavatory hopper cracked.

                        Wash basin adrift.

 

Set carded to Eardley.

BSK 2793 on ‘B’ list to be withdrawn.

CK 5678 on ‘B’ list – repair and release Eardley.

BSK 2833 on ‘B’ list – repair and release Eardley.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

24/25-7-61      CLAPHAM JUNCTION

 

  Whilst shunting at Clapham Junction on the night of the 24th instant, Set No. 785 standing in No. 38 Road was struck by Set No. 526 as it was being propelled down No. 37 Road due to a shunter’s error in omitting to reset the hand points for the straight run down No. 37 Road.

 

  The brake end of 526 Set converged into the centre of the BSK in 785 Set causing extensive damage to both vehicles which will require main works attention, the traffic will retain the undamaged vehicles in service. Damage as follows:-

 

3 Set No. 526 B.R.      Built 1955,      V 8.60,            due V 8.62

BSK 34644

Brake end corner panel torn and buckled.

Brake end corner pillars broken.

Brake end Van loading doors damaged.

Brake end Van loading doors lock torn off.

Brake end Van loading doors hinge broken.

Brake end Van loading doors stop broken.

4’ 6” top step board smashed.

4’ 6” top step bracket bent.

End step iron and tread plate bent.

Brake end bogie derailed one pair of wheels – bruised tyre, gauged O.K.

CK 15568        ) Released to traffic.

BSK 34643     )

 

785 Set S.R.    Built 1947,      V 7-60,            due V 7.62.

BSK 4331

18 ft. of the centre of the bodyside smashed inwards breaking two large sidelights and frames, waist rail and uprights, building rail, standing pillar, one entrance door, flooring, lino torn, corridor partition broken, seat ends broken, corridor roof fittings broken, Formica panel in lavatory broken.

Underframe truss bar grazed.

CK 5766          ) Released to traffic.

BSK 4332       )

 

The two damaged vehicles ordered to Micheldever.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

27-7-61           NEW CROSS GATE

 

  Set No. 802 plus 2 Txs, berthed in No. 4 Road was pulled away from the buffer stops to allow the engineers to carry out repairs to the track – stops end, this concession shortened the road

and left the leading BSK foul of No. 5 Road.

 

  A tank engine goes into No. 5 Road to pull out the stock for the 3†48 pm. Empties to London Bridge, on pulling out the leading BSK (BR) 34240 strikes the corner pillar of the BSK standing foul, considerable damage was done to the centre of the body of the BR coach and lighter damage to the static vehicle, the former coach will require main works attention, the latter was patched-up and allowed to run. Time of mishap 3.40pm. 32 minutes delay.

 

Set No. 802     BSK 4224.

            Corner pillar, panel grazed.

            Corner Brass Lapping broken.

            Corner End Panel grazed

            Repaired – released 28-7-61.

 

Set No. 896     BSK 34640.

            2 small and 1 large sidelight broken, frames grazed.

            20’ of corridor side panel buckled.

            Guard’s loading doors and 1 entrance door damaged.

            Door handles & commodes bent, hinges bent.

            Hinge standing pillar broken.

            Waist rail buckled.

            Carded to Micheldever, rest of Set to traffic.

 

 

 

3-8-61             WOKING

 

  The undermentioned stock was found on hand at Woking having been in heavy shunting mishap, carded to Clapham Junction for lift and repairs.

 

7873    Pullman Buffet

            No visible damage, for lift & inspection.

 

F.O. 3065

            Seats broken from fixings – body and floor. Twin seat Nos. broken.

            Sliding door runner adrift.

 

O.S 3834 of 351 Set

            Gangway faceplate bent, bottom corner.

 

 

 

8-8-61             WIMBLEDON SOUTH SIDINGS

 

  The 5†50am. 8-car Empties Wimbledon Park to Wimbledon South was berthed in No. 2 Siding at 5.57am. when the 6†22am. 8-car Empties from Wimbledon Park berthing in the same Siding at 6.27am in a propelling movement to form the 7.6am. to Chessington collided heavily with the former train at 6.27pm.

 

  No derailment occurred but on first inspection the stock was badly shaken, several fixed seats were displaced ¼ light and mirrors broken, one door broken auto couplers and pins damaged, all centre buffers and rubbing plates bent, stock held at Durnsford Road for lifting.

 

5†50am.          Motorman Williams of Wimbledon saw collision inevitable, jumped out of cab, was sent

                        home with slight shock. Guard Greenaway of Wimbledon.

 

6†22am.          Motorman Upjohn of Wimbledon, Guard Tomlinson of Clapham Junction – grazed hand.

                        Guard Tomlinson was riding in the rear van of the leading unit in the propelling movement.

 

Stock concerned.

5†50am.          Berthed stock – stops end

Unit No. 5682 - 2-car SR E.P.B.

                        16132             DTS.

                        14587             MBS.

Unit No. 5669 - 2-car SR E.P.B.

                        16119             DTS

                        14575             MBS

Unit No. 5032 - 4-car E.P.B.

                        14063             MBS

                        15032             10 Cpt. Tlr.

                        15132             Saloon Tlr.

                        14064              MBS.

 

6†22am.          Leading unit in propelling movement.

Unit No. 4127 4-car SUB.

                        10994             MBS

                        11497             10 Cpt. Tlr.

                        10445              Saloon Tlr.

                        10993              MBS

Unit No. 4630 4-car SUB.

                        11319             MBS

                        12370             Saloon Tlr.

                        8910               10 Cpt. Tlr

                        11320             MBS

 

MBS 10994 collided with 14064.

Guard riding in van No. 10993

 

Damage as follows:-

 

Unit No. 5682 E.P.B.

            16132             DTS     Centre buffer backplate bent, packing crushed, auto for inspection, seats displaced.

            14588             MBS    Rubbing plate bent, packing crushed, auto coupling for inspection.

                                                H Cpt. Rack poles adrift.

                                                Seats displaced.

 

Unit No. 5669 E.P.B.

            16119             DTS     Centre buffer backplate bent, packing crushed, auto for inspection, seats displaced.

            14575             MBS    Rubbing plate bent, packing crushed, auto coupling for inspection, several pins and

                                                drop end pin bent. Seats adrift.

                                                Emergency combined box displaced.

 

Unit No. 5032 E.P.B.

            14063             MBS    Rubbing plate bent, packing crushed, auto coupling for inspection, several pins and

                                                drop end pin bent.

            15032             Tlr.      1 centre buffer backplate bent.

                                                1 centre buffer packings crushed.

                                                1 rubbing plate bent.

                                                1 rubbing plate packing crushed.

                                                Seats displaced.

            15132             Tlr.      2 centre buffer backplates bent.

                                                2 centre buffer packings crushed.

                                                Seats displaced.

            14064             MBS    Guard’s inwards door torn off its hinges.

                                                Door pillar broken.

                                                A Cpt. Door head panel buckled.

                                                A Cpt. Door damaged.

                                                B Cpt. Door head panel buckled.

                                                G Cpt. 1 ¼ light broken

                                                All seats displaced, some seat legs adrift from floor fixings.

 

Unit No. 4127 SUB.

            10994             MBS    Cab door damaged, head panel buckled.

                                                Guard’s seat adrift.

                                                Guard’s letter rack adrift.

                                                Guard’s/Motorman’s communicating door pillar broken.

                                                Controller casing adrift, cab seat legs adrift from floor.

                                                Inside – seats adrift.

            11497             Tlr.      1 centre buffer backplate bent, packing crushed.

                                                C Cpt. 1 back squab displaced.

                                                Seats adrift.

            10445             Tlr.      2 centre buffer backplates bent.

                                                2 centre buffer packings crushed.

                                                K Cpt. 1 mirror and frame broken.

                                                G Cpt. 1 mirror broken.

                                                Seat legs adrift from floor fixings.

            10993             MBS    Rubbing plate bent, packing crushed.

                                                Emergency box adrift.

Several bogies have suspected bent transom, report to follow after lifting.

 

Unit No. 4630 SUB.

            11319             MBS    Rubbing plate bent, packing crushed.

                                                Air ducting in Guard’s Cpt. buckled.

            12370             Tlr.      2 centre buffer backplates bent.

                                                2 centre buffer packings crushed.

            8910               Tlr.      1 centre buffer backplate bent.

                                                1 centre buffer packing crushed.

                                                1 rubbing plate slightly bent.

            11320             MBS    1 rubbing plate slightly bent.

 

 

 

14-8-61           YEOVIL

 

O/S 1468 is on hand at Yeovil with damaged end corridor entrance door.

Repair – card vehicle to Lancing Works.

 

                                                                                                            For E Tozer.

 

Chargeman E Raggett.

Yeovil.

 

 

 

18-8-61           WATERLOO & CITY DEPOT

 

  The 3.6pm single car Bank to Waterloo, passengers detrained at Waterloo, empty car proceeded to No. 3 Road to attach to 4 cars to form ‘C’ train and in doing so made heavy contact, all 5 cars held from service for “Lifting & Inspection”. Time of mishap approx 3.10pm. Brakes examined and found in order.

 

Motor Coach No. 56. (3.6pm from Bank).

            Trailing motor bogie displaced 18”.

            Centre Pin sheared.

            Centre top casting, 6 bolts sheared.

            Brake pull rod bent, air pipes crushed.

            Brake rigging crosshead broken.

            Dumb buffer faceplate bent, fixing bolts bent (6).

            Wood packing crushed.

            Auto drawbar bent, anchor distorted.

            Spring buffer, casting fractured.

            Interior flooring in both cabs broken.

            Interior flooring, lino torn.

            Communicating door jammed.

            Motor bogie, bent transoms.

            Motor bogie, bent bolster.

            Several conduits crushed.

Trailer Car No. 77.

            Auto drawbar, anchor bent.

            Spring buffer, casting fractured.

            Dumb buffer, faceplate bent, packing crushed.

            Flooring displaced, lino torn.

            Communicating door jammed.

Trailer Car No. 78.

            No visible damage.

Trailer Car No. 79.

            No visible damage.

Motor Coach No. 57.

            Auto coupler bent.

            Dumb buffer faceplate bent, packing crushed.

 

Car No. 56, the only spare car will be out of service for at least two weeks under repair.

The other 4 cars were lifted and repaired during weekend, Sat & Sun. 5 car train back in service A.M. Monday 21-8-61.

 

I have requested the return to Waterloo from Lancing one of the two trailers sent in for General Repairs as a spare car in the event of a failure on any of the 25 cars in service. This car has not been repaired, but will be sent back to Lancing when the car on hand has received a General Repair.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

22-8-61           GILLINGHAM DEPOT

 

 The 5†40am Gillingham to Strood standing on the No. 1 Reception Road awaiting the signal to proceed when the 5†49am Gillingham to Cannon Street propelled from No. 7 Road, the leading Driving Trailer collided broadside with the rear Motor Coach of the 5†40am train tearing out the side of 4 Cpts. and derailing the Driving Trailer bogie, both units will require main works attention.

Time of mishap 5.33am 22-8-61.

 

Place Gillingham Yard.

5†40am Motorman L Wood of Gillingham.

5†49am Motorman Hicks of Gillingham.

5†49am Shunter S Truite of Gillingham.

Cause of mishap, shunter Truite thought the 5†40am had gone, he was in the rear of the train riding with the Motorman.

Driving Trailer bogie rerailed 1.15pm.

Stock cleared from track 2.10pm.

Rerailing dealt with by Faversham M.P. who arrived at the scene at 6.57am.

 

Formation at stock and damage:-

 

5†40am Unit No. 5603 2-Car SR HAP (Conversion).

MBS 14523

            Solebar, truss bar and truss leg bent.

            Rivets sheared in truss leg.

            Contactors, grids & framing damaged.

            3 step irons bent, 20’ of stepboard broken.

            Guard’s outwards door, panel creased, centre hinge bent, bottom hinge broken, body stop torn off.

            ‘A’ Compt. door buckled, lock handle torn out, bottom hinge bent, commode handle bent.

Compts. B, C, D, E demolished one side.

            4 doors smashed, 8 ¼ lights broken.

            Rigger plates torn, cantrail broken.

            Flooring and lino torn, heaters broken.

            Roof torn, internal partition broken.

            Mirrors and racks broken.

            1 axle box damaged, bolt broken.

            1 step iron bent, stepboard broken.

 

D.T. Compo 16003.

                        No visible damage.

 

5†49am Unit No. 5743 2-Car BR EPB.

D.T. 77542

            Driving trailer bogie derailed 2 pair wheels, gauged, found correct.

            Bogie solebar bent, axle guards bent, life guard bent, side spring hanger bent, shoe beam broken,

            Shoe fuse box bracket broken off & box broken.

            Brake pipes severed, step iron broken off and board broken.

            U/Frame, Headstock, sole bar bruised.

            Nearside cab and ¼ panel torn and buckled, corner pillar bent, 8ft step board broken.

            1 step iron broken and 1 bent.

            2 commode handles bent.

            Cab end, step plate bent.

            Westinghouse brake pipe, hoses – receptacle cups on nose end and panels crushed.

            Can entrance door, panel grazed.

 

MBS 65357

                        No visible damage.

 

Both units after lift at Slade Green will have their beams removed, stock steam hauled to Micheldever for repairs.

 

Unit No. 5306  ) No visible damage, to Slade Green for lift & release.

Unit No. 5177  )

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer.

 

 

 

22-8-61           TUNBRIDGE WELLS WEST

 

  Due to a shunters error, 4 Set 192 standing in No. 5 platform road came into heavy impact with 3 Set 539 which was being propelled into the platform at about 6.30pm causing the following damage:-

 

            Country End

192 Set                                                Paint date 5-61

            3711               BSK    1 headstock very slightly bent.

                                                4 seats displaced.

            5629               CK       1 sliding door off runners.

                                                2 seats displaced.

            5625               CK       No visible damage.

            3710               BSK    1 headstock bent behind buffers.

                                                1 sliding door off runners.

                                                2 seats displaced.

 

539 Set

            34628             BSK    1 Guard’s and 1 vestibule sliding door off runners.

                                                3 seats displaced.

            15581             CK       4 seats displaced.

            34627             BSK    6 seats displaced.

 

All these vehicles will be lifted at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 3rd inst.

539 Set will then go to Stewarts Lane for necessary attention and overhaul.

192 Set to Brighton for attention to 3 coaches. 3710 BSK will be detached there and forwarded to Lancing for headstock repairs.

 

 

 

24-8-61              MEMO: TORRINGTON 8-8-61

 

24-8-61

BCK 6715 Damaged Torrington 8-8-61.

BCK 6715 on hand at Clapham Jct, ex Torrington with damaged:-

Vestibule end body framing and panels smashed.

End Compt. partition smashed, adrift from roof fixings.

Vestibule ceiling, ply broken.

Gangway iron frame buckled.

Underframe, headstock bent.

 

Carded to Lancing for repair and intermediate.

Paint 12-56, V 10.58, V 9-60.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

 

5-9-61             BLACKFRIARS

 

  The 4.43pm Bickley to Holborn was approaching Blackfriars station when crossing over from the UP THRO’ to the UP LOCAL approximately ¼ mile outside the station at No. 21 N points when the rear bogie of the fourth coach MBS 14253 of Unit No. 5127 rode the switch and became derailed about 8’ inside No. 21 N points.

 

  The fifth coach, MBS 14321 of Unit No. 5161 became derailed all wheels followed by Saloon Tlr. 15339, leading bogie, all wheels and Compt. Tlr. 15289 also leading bogie, all wheels. Five bogies derailed in all.

 

  All lines out of Blackfriars were blocked.

 

  This occurred at approx. 5.12pm. and rerailing was completed at 4.5am. 6-9-61.

 

Damage to stock was as follows:-

Unit No. 5127.

            14254             MBS    )

            15255             Sal.      ) No visible damage

            15205             Cpt.     )

            14253             MBS

                                    1 shoe beam broken.

                                    2 brake beam guide brackets bent.

                                    1 brake truss bar bent.

                                    1 fuse box broken and 2 brackets bent.

                                    2 centre plungers burnt off and guides split.

                                    2 pairs wheels bruised.

                                    1 auto coupler burnt off & drop end pin burnt.

Unit No. 5161.

            14321             MBS

                                    2 buffer rods bent.

                                    1 centre plunger bent.

                                    6 motor end treadplate brackets bent.

                                    2 bogie guard irons bent.

                                    1 auto coupler bruised.

                                    1 electric motor cover damaged.

                                    1 shoebeam broken.

                                    2 shoe fuse boxes broken – 4 brackets bent.

                                    1 bogie stepboard broken.

                                    1 passenger communication pipe flattened and broken.

                                    3 end steps damaged.

                                    1 headstock bruised.

                                    1 bogie bottom radial rubbing plate broken.

                                    2 brake levers bent & 2 brake block holders broken.

                                    Extensive damage to brakework

4 pairs wheels bruised..

            15339             Sal.

                                    1 3-link coupling burnt off.

                                    1 long brake pull rod bent and taken off.

                                    1 passenger communication pot broken and rod bent.

                                    2 pairs wheels bruised.

                                    3’ top stepboard split.

            15289             Cpt.

                                                1 3-link coupling burnt off.

            14322              MBS

                                                No visible damage.

 

Both units to Slade Green, steam hauled for lift & inspection and necessary repairs then to service.

 

 

 

15-9-61           EASTBOURNE

 

  The 2.32pm Hailsham to Eastbourne on the 15th inst. formed of engine No. 32580 and Pull & Push Set No. 607 pulled into Eastbourne station, engine detached and drew forward to run round clear of stock. Meanwhile another engine was attached to rear of Set, a propelling movement was made and before engine No. 32580 was clear of the crossover the driving end brake coach No. 6682 of 607 Set collided with it causing extensive damage to the coach and some damage to the engine.

 

  The Driving Bke Compo No. 6682 cannot run due to distorted underframe, the body will be loaded onto an identical underframe, the damaged underframe and 2 bogies will be loaded-up and sent to Newhaven for disposal.

 

  The body of BC 6682 on the replacement underframe will be held with the OS 1343 for repairs at Main Works. All the Pull & Push equipment on the damaged underframe will be recovered at Newhaven.

Damage as follows:-

 

BC 6682

Bke 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

Bke 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.

 

OS 1343

                                    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.

 

                                                                                                            E Tozer

 

 

                                                                                                            Ref RS.55/894/Tu

                                                                                                            20-9-61

Memo to:-

C. & W. Works Manager,                                                                   M. & E.E. (WORKSHOPS)

LANCING                                                                                          C.M. & E. ENGINEER’S

                                                                                                            EASTLEIGH

 

MISHAP AT EASTBOURNE 15-9-61.

 

  As a result of damage sustained in the above-mentioned mishap, the underframe of Compo Brake S.6682 of Pull & Push Set No. 607 has been condemned and is being sent to Newhaven for disposal. The body, which has split building rails and other brake end damage, will be loaded onto a similar type underframe and sent to you for repairs, ‘*’ together with Open Second S.1343, which has damaged end rails and slight body damage.

 

  All the Pull and Push gear on the damaged underframe will be recovered at Newhaven and despatched to you in due course.

 

                                                                                                            M. S. HATCHELL

 

Note added to memo thus ‘*

Coach condemned in due course.

 

Rough note regarding replacement underframes attached. Dated 26-9-61.

2 U/Frames Nos.

7791 Spindles & Plates

7222 Spindles cut.

Put body on 7791

Newhaven to Eastbourne.

 

 

Memo to:-

Motive Power Officer                                                                         M.& E.E. (WORKSHOPS)

WATERLOO                                                                                      C.M.& E.E. DEPT.

                                                                                                            EASTLEIGH

                                                                                                            Ref RS.55/1/2/36/D

                                                                                                            21-9-61

 

MISHAPS AT EASTBOURNE 15th SEPTEMBER

and BRIGHTON, 19th SEPTEMBER, 1961.

 

  Confirming my representative’s conversation with you, I shall be pleased if you arrange for Brighton Breakdown Crane and crane crew to be available in Brighton Top Yard on Sunday 24th September from 9.0am to 4.0pm for the purpose of changing bogies of electric stock damaged in the mishap at Brighton 19th September.

 

  It will also be necessary for the crane and crew to be at Eastbourne on 8th October from 9.0am to 4.0pm to lift the body of a coach onto a spare underframe and load up the damaged underframe under the former and I shall be pleased if you will arrange accordingly.

 

                                                                                                            M. S. HATCHELL

 

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           17-10-61

To Inspector Tozer                                                                             BRIGHTON

Waterloo                                                                                             Inspector

                                                                                                            Outdoor Carriage &

                                                                                                            Wagon Department

 

Disposal of Damaged Stock – Eastbourne – Set 607.

 

Find details of disposal of stock damaged at Eastbourne.

 

Bogie No. 8911                       Loaded on Lowfit M460316

Bogie No. 8912                       Loaded on Lowfit M460622

Dispatched to Lancing Works 13-10-61.

 

Coach No. 1343 SK                607 Set

Coach No. 6682 BCK             507 Set           Loaded on Frame 7222

Dispatched to Hassocks 16-10-61.

 

Damaged frame of 6682 loaded on frame No. 7791

Dispatched to Newhaven 16-10-61.

 

                                                                                                            B Highley

                                                                                                            District Inspector.

 

 

Memo to:-                                                                                           Ref RS.55/894/D

                                                                                                            8-11-61

C. & W. Works Manager                                                                    M. & E. E. (WORKSHOPS)

LANCING                                                                                          C.M. 7 E. ENGINEER’S DEPT.

                                                                                                            EASTLEIGH

 

 

MISHAP AT EASTBOURNE. 15-9-61

 

  With reference to your letter of 2nd November, I note the position in regard to Composite Brake No. 6682 and shall be glad if you will arrange for it to be condemned.

 

  It is understood from Mr. Tozer that all the Pull and Push equipment is available and I shall be glad, therefore, if you will have a similar vehicle altered and equipped for Pull and Push working, charging the cost to the Damaged Stock Account.

 

                                                                                                            M. S. HATCHELL

 

 

 

19-9-61           BRIGHTON

 

  A converging collision occurred at Brighton on the 19th inst. at 12.38pm when the 11.28am ex Victoria was approaching No.6 Platform and struck the 12†30pm empties Lovers Walk to the station. Damage and formations as under:-

 

11.28am Victoria to Brighton.

Unit No. 2609             Built 1939       2 HAL

MBS   10727*                        44 Tons           C.I. Brake Blocks            (MB)

DTC   12194                          32 Tons           T.B.L. Brake Blocks (3 Tlr B)

 

Unit No. 4632                                     4 SUB

MBS   11323*                        42 Tons           C.I. Brake Blocks            (MB)

Sal T   12372                          28 Tons           T.B.L. Brake Blocks (6 Tlr B)

Tlr     8912                            27 Tons           T.B.L Brake Blocks

MBS   11324*                        42 Tons           C.I. Brake Blocks            (MB)

 

Unit No. 2039                                     2 BIL

MBS   10605*                        43 Tons           C.I. Brake Blocks            (MB)

DTC    12062                          31 Tons           T.B.L. Brake Blocks (3 Tlr B)

 

* = Emergency Box fitted.

 

Units 4632 & 2039 released after inspection.

 

All emergency equipment in order and unused except ladders which were used for passengers to alight.

Emergency Box – label No. BR 7151/9

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