© BloodandCustard

Southern Railway
Units Damaged by Enemy Action

(1940-1945)

The following tables are lists of incidents resulting from enemy action which are believed to have involved damage to electric stock and a second more detailed list of electric unit vehicles damaged by enemy action during World War II, compiled mostly from records kept by Dick Coombes and documents from the Public Record Office at Kew. Some of the units listed suffered only minor damage such as broken windows and damaged panelling caused by shrapnel, but others were more seriously damaged by close proximity or direct hits from bombs, including some by V1 flying bombs and V2 rockets, or by derailment damage caused by encountering damaged tracks or debris on the lines.

There were several distinct phases of damage, though through most of the war from 1940 until 1944 the South Coast was subject to ‘hit and run’ raids which sometimes affected SR property, the first damage occurring in the Southampton area in June 1940. The ‘Battle of Britain’ during 1940 mostly affected military targets, this however also included Naval installations, and Portsmouth, Southampton and Dover were all hit.

The concentrated ‘blitz’ on London lasted from early September 1940 until mid‑May 1941 when many of the London terminals and their approach tracks were damaged. The V1 flying bombs started to arrive from 13th June 1944, these lasted until the end of October and were then followed by the V2 rockets from 8th September 1944 until March 1945. There were many other minor instances of damage for which details are not fully known.

This list shows incidents in date order, the location affected, a brief description of the incident and the numbers of units known to have been affected, there may well have been others slightly damaged which have not been recorded. Unit numbers in italics are possibly those involved.

 

Bomb types (where mentioned)

A/A

Anti-aircraft shell

I/B

Incendiary bomb

D/A

Delayed Action bomb

LRR

Long range rocket (V2)

E/A

Enemy Action

M/C

Machine gun fire

F/B

Flying bomb (V1)

O/B

Oil bomb

H/E

High Explosive bomb

UXB

Unexploded bomb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Time

Location

Description

Units Affected

1940

12-Aug-40

12.00am

Portsmouth Harbour

Seven coaches destroyed by O/B

2102, 2131, 3137, 3139

16-Aug-40

c5.30pm

Nr Hampton Wick

H/E blast and M/C fire, 2 bad & 11 slight
4 49pm Waterloo – Teddington and
5 0pm Shepperton - Waterloo


1517, 1145, 1516
1476, 1131, 1237

31-Aug-40

?

Ford

Minor blast damage

2127

7-Sep-40

5.50pm

Plumstead

Train hit by D/A, later exploded
1 destroyed, 2 bad & 5 slight

1709, 1120, 1622

7-Sep-40

6 25pm

Falconwood

3 coaches damaged by H/E blast

1646

8-Sep-40

1 35am

Victoria (E)

Empty train burned by I/B
3 burnt out, 2 damaged

1129, 1448

8-Sep-40

2 40am

Clapham Yard

H/E blast, 2 slight

2043, 2119

8-Sep-40

11 10pm

Durnsford Road
Sidings

Berthed trains damaged by blast
11 slight

1115, 1226, 1413
1474 1707
2024, 2107

9-Sep-40

0 20am

Peckham Rye

Berthed stock damaged by I/B
2 burnt out, 3 damaged

1454, 1802

9-Sep-40

??

Dartford

H/E blast, 8 slight

1219, 1665
1749, 1757

14-Sep-40

5 00am

Westcombe Park

Unit damaged when station hit, 3 slight

1229

16-Sep-40

9 50pm

Tattenham Corner

3 car unit slightly damaged by I/B

????

16-Sep-40

10 20pm

Selhurst depot

1 coach damaged by A/A shell

????

18-Sep-40

8 00am

Slade Green

1 destroyed, 1 slight

1038

19-Sep-40

9 25pm

Charing Cross

H/E through roof, trailer set wrecked
in Platform 6

1063

20-Sep-40

0 55am

Reigate

2 BIL in sidings damaged by blast debris

2133

25-Sep-40

2 0am

Waterloo

Waterloo & City depot, slight damage
H/E in North Sidings, 3 compartments
of coach wrecked by flying wheelset
One coach in Plat 3 burnt by O/B

????

25-Sep-40

??

Fratton depot

Damaged by bombs

????

26-Sep-40

4 30am

Herne Hill

6 car train badly damaged by H/E

????

27-Sep-40

5 40am

Clapham Jct.

Empty stock derailed

????

27-Sep-40

9 48am

Victoria

Bomb in Eastern Sidings

????

27-Sep-40

3 55pm

Herne Hill

H/E in sidings

????

28-Sep-40

11 35pm

Streatham Hill

Three coaches burnt by I/B

3073

30-Sep-40

8 10am

Blackfriars

UXB through unit into river, 2 slight

1704

1-Oct-40

6 25am

Maidstone Barracks

Berthed stock by H/E blast, 4 slight

1840, 2633

2-Oct-40

3 9pm

Peckham Rye Shops

Damaged by H/E

3017

3-Oct-40

5 58am

Beckenham Jct.

Two coaches badly damaged by H/E

????

7-Oct-40

7 45pm

Charing Cross

One compartment burnt by I/B

1715

8-Oct-40

8 48am

Charing Cross

8 car train in Plat 5 bombed
One MBT wrecked, 1 bad, 1 slight

1760

9-Oct-40

c8 0pm

Near Bromley Jct.

Small fires in two MBTs, train
bridging ‘Dead section’ after E/A

1634, 1638

9-Oct-40

10 25pm

Victoria

Station bombed
1 bad, 20 slight

3052
3134
2611 + 2639
1470 + 1081 + 1619

10-Oct-40

6 50am

Surbiton

Train derailed by H/E blast

????

10-Oct-40

10 10pm

West Croydon

Train damaged when station hit by H/E

????

11-Oct-40

8 45pm

Bookham

Compartment burnt by I/B

????

14-Oct-40

1 25am

Selhurst depot

Inspection Shed hit by H/E
6 destroyed, 2 bad, 10 slight

1009, 1044, 1139
1170, 1184, 1259
1426, 1785
1697

14-Oct-40

8 23pm

London Bridge

Steam train derailed in bomb crater
Central platforms also hit

----
????

14-Oct-40

11 31pm

Waterloo

One coach slight damage by I/B

1284

15-Oct-40

7 55pm

Waterloo

Two coaches damaged in Plat 3

????

15-Oct-40

10 14pm

Durnsford Road

Power station hit by H/E

----

16-Oct-40

11 24pm

Stewarts Lane

Shed hit by H/E, 4 coaches burnt out

????

16-Oct-40

11.35pm

Maze Hill

1 destroyed, 1 slight

1039

17-Oct-40

2 0pm

Slades Green

Repair shop badly damaged by D/A

????

17-Oct-40

7 35pm

New Cross Gate

Station hit by H/E, 3 slight

1430

17-Oct-40

10 20pm

Durnsford Road

Shed roof hit, much stock slightly
damaged

2095 + 2113
and others

18-Oct-40

8 15pm

Selsdon

Electric train hit at Up Home
1 destroyed, 1 bad & 1 slight

1283

19-Oct-40

8 40pm

Near Durnsford Road

Train hit by H/E, 2 coaches overturned
1 destroyed, 1 bad, 6 slight

1530, tlr, 1439

25-Oct-40

3 15pm

Catford

Station hit, passing train damaged

????

25-Oct-40

7 45pm

Orpington

Train hit by H/E passing Carr Shed
Carr Sheds hit, 8 units + trailer set
damaged, 3 destroyed

1745 + tlr + ????
1473, 1501

26-Oct-40

3 30pm

Petts Wood

Train damaged by H/E blasts, 8 slight

1201, 1181, 1691

30-Oct-40

3 0am

Selhurst depot

Berthed stock burnt by I/B
1 destroyed, 8 slight

1259, 1414, 1618

2-Nov-40

10 20am

Ravensbourne

2 coaches slight damage by blast
(09 31am Holborn V. – Sevenoaks)

????

3-Nov-40

2 10pm

Alton

Cab slight damage by M/C
(12 27pm Waterloo - Alton)

2062

4-Nov-40

7 25pm

Chelsfield

Footbridge dislodged onto train
2 coaches badly damaged
(6 0pm Cannon St. – Sevenoaks)

1085

6-Nov-40

8 5pm

Gillingham depot

Berthed train damaged, 8 slight

1419, 1134, 1521

11-Nov-40

4 15pm

Gatwick Airport

2 coaches roof damage by M/C
(3 38pm Brighton – L. Bridge)

2949

11-Nov-40

9 20pm

Stone Crossing

Train ran into blast debris,
minor damage

????

by
20-Nov-40

??

Unknown

2 destroyed

1055

29-Nov-40

??

Tattenham Corner

Compartment burnt by I/B

????

29-Nov-40

c11 0pm

Strawberry Hill

Berthed stock damaged by I/B

????

“Nov-40”

??

Unknown

3 destroyed, 2 slight

1434 + other

“Nov-40”

??

Unknown

Damaged?

3077, 3084
3113

“cNov-40”

??

Unknown

1 destroyed, 1 slight

1159

8-Dec-40

8 15pm

London Bridge

I/Bs on roof of departing train
2 coaches roofs burnt through

????

8-Dec-40

10 15pm

Hampton Court

7 coaches burnt out,
6 others damaged by I/B
2 compts damaged in suburban units

3058, 3059, 3070

???? + ????

8-Dec-40

10 45pm

Waterloo & City

Tunnels flooded, 12 week closure

????

9-Dec-40

2 0am

Blackheath

Berthed train damaged by H/E blast

????

15-Dec-40

9 15pm

Reigate

Minor damage by A/A shell

2681

23-Dec-40

7 50pm

Crystal Palace HL

Berthed coach damaged by I/B

????

27-Dec-40

7 50pm

Knights Hill Tunnel

Train hit debris from within tunnel,
MBT wrecked
Not removed until 20-1-41

????

29-Dec-40

6 30pm

London Bridge

Bad fire in Ctl side, berthed trains burnt
Departing train hit by I/Bs

2940
2947

29-Dec-40

7 55pm

Holborn - Blackfriars

Bad fires, berthed stock at Blackfriars
hit by I/Bs

????

“Dec-40”

??

Unknown

3 bad

1234


1941

7-Jan-41

1 1pm

Clapham Jct

2 Compts burnt by I/B
(12.51pm Victoria – Coulsdon Nth)

1206

10-Jan-41

7 10pm

Fratton depot

Various coaches damaged in yard

????

10-Jan-41

9 35pm

Portsmouth Harbour

13 coaches burnt out,
3 others damaged by I/B

3060, 3117, 3119
3132

11-Jan-41

8 30pm

Waterloo

One coach damaged by I/B

1666

11-Jan-41

9 15pm

Blackfriars

Two MBT badly damaged by H/E

????

31-Jan-41

2 25pm

Streatham Hill

EMU damaged by M/C

2664

17-Feb-41

10 25pm

London Bridge

EMU damaged by H/E

????

2-Mar-41

6 30am

Waterloo & City

Line reopened peak hours only

N/A

15-Mar-41

11 0pm

Peckham Rye

H/E in sidings, stock damaged by blast

????

19-Mar-41

9 40pm

New Cross Gate

Badly bombed, 2x8 suburban,
1x4 LAV, 1x4 COR 2x2 BIL damaged

1192
others

“Mar-41”

??

Unknown

Bad damage

3061

8-Apr-41

10 30pm

Fratton

One MBT burnt out

3116

11-Apr-41

11 10pm

Bognor Regis

Badly bombed

1850, 2018 2058
2089, 2091, 2092
3078, 3081, 3082
3083, 3145

16-Apr-41

10 40pm

Belvedere

Rear two coaches of train derailed

????

16-Apr-41

11 15pm

Beckenham Jct.

Berthed stock damaged by H/E blast

????

17-Apr-41

2 10am

Eardley Sdgs

Several withdrawn W&C coaches
burnt by I/B

????

17-Apr-41

2 45am

Charing Cross

Station hit by I/B, 4 trains on fire
4 destroyed, 2 bad (+ others)

1612, 1722
2631, 2653

17-Apr-41

3 25am

Victoria E Shed

12 coaches damaged

????

17-Apr-41

10 37pm

Fratton depot

Shed damaged

????

19-Apr-41

11 53pm

Elmers End

Berthed stock damaged by H/E blast

????

20-Apr-41

3 55am

Streatham Hill

Some electric stock destroyed
Others damaged, shed hit by H/E

2955, 2008
2037, 2061, 3128

25-Apr-41

7 25am

Lancing works

Hit by H/E, 1 destroyed, 2 bad

1305

27-Apr-41

10 0pm

Ports & Southsea

20 coaches damaged by blast

????

27-Apr-41

10 0pm

Fratton depot

3 coaches burnt out by I/B

3144

3-May-41

10 30pm

Fratton depot

1 coach badly burnt by I/B

2145, 2677

4-May-41

8 58pm

Ports & S'sea DCS

D/A explosion, 1 destroyed, 1 bad

1828

11-May-41

0 30am

Plumstead

2x8cars H/E blast

????

11-May-41

1 0am

London Bridge Ctl.

8car & 4 BIL H/E blast

2113, 2141

11-May-41

3 15am

Elmers End

H/E hit, 1 destroyed, 2 bad

1799

11-May-41

3 55am

Cannon Street

2x8 cars slight damage by I/B

????

12-Jun-41

3 10am

Fratton depot

H/E blast, 4 bad, 6 slight

1825,
3112, 3149

??-Nov-41

??

Unknown

Damaged

3105, 3130


1942

?-Apr-42

??

Unknown

Damaged

3034

4-May-42

1 50pm

Eastbourne

Station hit by H/E, 8 bad & 2 slight

1835, 1840, 3029

7-May-42

3 10pm

Eastbourne

Station hit by H/E, 2 slight

1816

9-May-42

6 19am

Galley Hill - Bexhill

Train hit by M/C, 4 slight
(6 5am Ore - Brighton)

2066, 2069

18-May-42

8 6pm

Brighton

Works hit by H/E, debris on station
4 bad & 4 slight

2019, 2039, 2046
2150, 2632

?-Jun-42

??

Unknown

Badly damaged

2042

9-Aug-42

2 0pm

Littlehampton

H/E blast, 2 slight

2126

11-Aug-42

11 15pm

Eastbourne

Station hit by H/E. 1 coach derailed
2 bad & 6 slight

2093, 2114, 2646
2686

14-Aug-42

3 5pm

Bognor

H/E blast, 2 slight

3104, 3133

19-Aug-42

??

Fratton

H/E blast, 1 slight

3109

?-Sep-42

??

Unknown

Damaged

2089

30-Sep-42

12 15pm

Lancing works

Works bombed
2 bad & 16 slight

1256, 1485, 1507
1776, 1833, 1847
3004

12-Oct-42

12 26am

Brighton

H/E blast, 2 slight

2091

4-Nov-42

12 40 am

Seaford

H/E blast, 4 slight

1823, 1844

?-Dec-42

??

Unknown

Moderate damage

2031

“1942”

??

Unknown

Damaged

1428, 1432, 1475


1943

20-Jan-43

12 30am

London Bridge

M/C, 1 slight

1668

20-Jan-43

12 45am

Three Bridges

Berthed unit by M/C, 1 slight

2924

22-Jan-43

??

Selhurst

H/E blast?, 1 slight

1699

3-Mar-43

c8 30pm

Putney - Barnes

Train hit by falling debris, 2 slight

1468

4-Mar-43

4 56am

Gravesend Ctl

H/E blast?, 2 slight

1481, 1619

7-Mar-43

12 55pm

Eastbourne

Station hit by H/E, 4 slight
(12 12pm Ore to Btn [1843] blast,
2005 berthed, roof damage)

1843, 2005

9-Mar-43

4 55pm

West Worthing

M/C, 4 slight
(3 25pm Vic - Littlehampton)

3030

19-Apr-43

1 15am

New Cross Gate

H/E blast, 1 slight

1762

18-May-43

??

Dartford

H/E blast?, 1 slight

1739

23-May-43

1 2pm

Bexhill

H/E blast, 1 slight

2937

25-May-43

12 21pm

Brighton

Depot + Pullman shops hit
& span of London Road
viaduct demolished by H/E
3 coaches wrecked, 3 badly
damaged and 75 others with
lesser damage

1814, 1821, 1822
1827, 1831, 1845
2011, 2014, 2030
2036, 2046, 2063
2088, 2145
2927, 2928, 2931
2934, 2935, 2952
3011, 3015, 3019
3022, 3028, 3030
3032, 3033, 3041
Bertha, Brenda, Ethel
Gwladys, Joyce, May
Olive, Rita, Rose
Ruth, Violet

4-Jun-43

11 28am

Eastbourne

H/E blast, 2 slight

1833

18-Aug-43

10 45pm

Near Newhaven

H/E blast, 1 slight

3017

16-Sep-43

??

Gillingham

H/E blast?, 1 slight

2614

7-Oct-43

??

Gillingham

H/E blast?, 1 slight

1688

22-Oct-43

3 46am

Kemp Town

H/E blast, 2 slight

3034

“c1943”

??

Unknown

Damaged

1774

Nov-43

??

Unknown

Damaged

2927, 3129

cNov-43

??

Unknown

H/E blast?, 1 slight

3010


1944

cJan-44

??

Unknown

1 bad & 3 slight

3080

cJan-44

??

Unknown

Running gear damaged by EA?

2666, 2922

29-Jan-44

??

Gillingham

4 coaches damaged by I/B
4 slight

2601, 2623
2649, 2676

4-Feb-44

5 45am

Slades Green

2 coaches wrecked,
34 damaged by H/E blast

1006, 1139, 1168
1230, 1251, 1286
1433, 1484, 1502
1621, 1683, 1729
1741, 1788, 3030

14-Feb-44

??

London Bridge

H/E blast?, 1 slight

1787

19-Feb-44

1 5am

Durnsford Road

H/E blast, 1 slight

3142

20-Feb-44

c10 0pm

Spa Road

H/E blast, 9 slight
(9 22pm Dartford – CX + other)

1001, 1490
1519, 1617

21-Feb-44

10 5pm

East Putney

Roof burnt by I/B, 1 slight

2134

23-Feb-44

10 40pm

Hampton Wick

Train damaged by I/B, 2 slight
(10 28pm Kingston - Shepperton)

1602

23-Feb-44

10 50pm

Redhill - Earlswood

Unex. A/A shell, 1 slight

2948

24-Feb-44

10 0pm

Herne Hill

H/E blast, 2 slight

993

24-Feb-44

10 5pm

Loco Jct, Vauxhall

Train damaged by blast from H/E
1 destroyed, 4 bad & 3 slight
(9 59pm Waterloo – H. Court)

1712, 1061, 1784

24-Feb-44

10 5pm

Waterloo

A/A shell, 1 slight

1461

24-Feb-44

10 10pm

Durnsford Road

A/A shell, 1 slight

2075

26-Feb-44

??

Aldershot

??, 1 slight

2074

2-Mar-44

3 5am

Streatham Hill

3 Compts. burnt by I/B

2005

2-Mar-44

3 20am

Strood

Shoebeam bkn by H/E blast

1503

14-Mar-44

1 0am

Eastbourne

H/E blast, 1 slight

1827

14-Mar-44

11 10pm

Waterloo

Shrapnel, 1 slight

4139

22-Mar-44

??

Durnsford Road

??, 1 slight

2051

25-Mar-44

12 5am

Beckenham Jct.

A/A shell, 2 slight

1618

16-Jun-44

5 35am

Addiscombe

F/B blast, 1 slight

1860

16-Jun-44

7 37am

Welling

F/B blast, 1 slight

1586

16-Jun-44

9 5am

Lower Sydenham

Shrapnel, 1 slight

1604

17-Jun-44

??

Brighton

F/B blast, 1 slight

2949

17-Jun-44

3 20am

Tattenham Corner

F/B blast, 4 slight

1515, 1580, 1656

17-Jun-44

3 26am

West Croydon

F/B blast, 3 bad & 5 slight

1509, 1740, 1880

18-Jun-44

4 10am

Charing Cross

F/B blast, 1 bad & 6 slight
Part of river bridge down

1104, 1293, 1796

18-Jun-44

??

Victoria

F/B blast, 1 slight

2673

19-Jun-44

8 38am

Raynes Park

8 x L/S/L bkn by F/B blast, 5 slight
(8 28am Waterloo - Portsmouth)

2034, 2114, 2677

21-Jun-44

2 10pm

Clock House

17 windows bkn by F/B blast, 7 slight
(1.37pm CX - Hayes)

1523, 1051, 1594

22-Jun-44

7 3am

Forest Hill

F/B blast, 7 slight
(6.50am L. Bridge – C. Palace)

1626, 1012, 1782

22-Jun-44

6 10pm

Kemsing - Otford Jct.

A/A shell wrecked 4 compts.

2654

22-Jun-44

6 35am

Wimbledon

F/B blast, 1 slight

4149

23-Jun-44

1 58am

West Croydon

Berthed stock by F/B blast
1 dest, 1 bad, 28 slight

1026, 1031, 1065
1180, 1434, 1527
1529, 1621, 1628
1640, 1679, 1704
1799, 1854

23-Jun-44

6 58am

Windmill Bridge Jct.

F/B blast, 4 bad & 4 slight
(6 10am T Bridges – L. Bridge)

2933, 2944

23-Jun-44

9 34am

Waterloo

19 coaches slightly damaged
by F/B blast

W&C 82, 1412
1424, 1587
4250, 4251, 3155

23-Jun-44

??

Unknown

Possibly involved at West Croydon above

1590

25-Jun-44

1 56am

Victoria

F/B blast, 3 slight

1475

27-Jun-44

??

Waterloo

F/B blast, 1 slight

????

27-Jun-44

10 50pm

Walworth

F/B blast, 1 dest & 2 slight
(9.50pm Wallington - Holborn V.)

1728

29-Jun-44

10 32am

Durnsford Road

F/B hit, 3 dest & 5 slight

3063, 3101

30-Jun-44

1 15am

Bickley

F/B hit, 5 dest & 19 slight

1598, 1692
+ others

30-Jun-44

10 25am

Streatham Hill

F/B blast, 18 slight

3076, 3124, 3153

1-Jul-44

2 59am

Victoria

F/B blast, 10 slight

2633, 2651
2674, 2952

1-Jul-44

12 20pm

Greenwich

F/B blast, 5 bad & 3 slight
(11 48am Dartford - CX)

????

1-Jul-44

1 0pm

Shortlands

F/B blast, 5 slight
(12 31pm Holborn V. - Sevenoaks)

1222, 1873, 1251

1-Jul-44

2 46pm

Streatham Hill

F/B blast, 11 bad
(2†37pm Streat Hill - Victoria)

5Pul/6Pan
3034

1-Jul-44

3 0pm

Bickley Jct

F/B blast, 8 slight
(1.4pm Victoria – Sevenoaks)

1744, 1051, 1626

1-Jul-44

11 33pm

Waterloo

F/B blast, 2 slight
(11 31pm Waterloo – Straw. Hill)

4133

2-Jul-44

2 15am

New Cross Gate

38 coaches damaged by F/B blast

2634, 2643, 2610,
2602
1685, 1487
2936, 2925
1647, 1128, 1522
1299, 1054, 1747

4-Jul-44

8 50am

Waterloo

F/B blast, 4 slight
(8 17am Chessington - Waterloo)

1719, 1178, 1656

4-Jul-44

8 55am

St Helier – Morden
South

F/B blast, 4 slight
(8 41am Wallington - Holborn V.)

1688, 1056

4-Jul-44

10 3am

Durnsford Road

F/B blast, 2 bad & 74 slight

1278, 1496,
2002, 2018
others

5-Jul-44

6 10pm

Victoria

F/B blast, 1 slight

????

7-Jul-44

2 35pm

New Cross Gate

F/B blast, 22 bad & 19 slight

3043,
2950, 2954
2041, 2094, 2684 +2car
4x3cars

10-Jul-44

7 35pm

Bromley South

F/B blast, 7 slight
(6 51pm Holborn V. - Sevenoaks)

1461, 1182, 1751

11-Jul-44

6 10pm

Crystal Palace LL

Units slight damage by F/B blast

1861, 1875

14-Jul-44

8 50am

Selhurst station

F/B blast, 3 bad & 11 slight
(8 9am Epsom Downs - Vic [?] &
(8 31am Vic - Coulsdon Nth [?] )

1733, 1186, 1715
1629, 1079, 1413

15-Jul-44

1 50pm

London Bridge

F/B blast, 2 slight
(1 40pm CX - Hayes [2] )

1230

16-Jul-44

7 24pm

Battersea Park

F/B blast, 6 slight
(6 28pm Tattenham - Vic [6] )

1446, 1677

21-Jul-44

1 22pm

Earlsfield

F/B blast, 1 slight
(1 7pm Waterloo - Dorking [1] )

1079

21-Jul-44

4 45am

New Cross Gate

F/B blast, 24 damaged

2015, 2125
+ others

23-Jul-44

4 10am

Cannon Street

F/B blast, 10 slight

1664, 1071, 1675
1502
1605, 1133

27-Jul-44

5 55pm

Wallington

F/B blast, 5 bad & 3 slight
(5 18pm Victoria - Epsom Downs)

????

30-Jul-44

6 19pm

Cannon Street

F/B blast, 10 slight

????

2-Aug-44

1 0pm

Plumstead

F/B blast, 2 slight

1296

2-Aug-44

2 15pm

New Cross Gate

F/B blast, 1 slight

????

4-Aug-44

7 4pm

Motspur Park

F/B blast, 3 slight
(6 47pm Waterloo - Effingham Jct.)

????

6-Aug-44

3 50am

London Bridge

F/B blast, 4 slight
(7 4am LBge - Ore [1] &
7 18am LBge - Epsom Downs [3] )


2942
1751

6-Aug-44

5 4pm

West Dulwich

Train damaged when station hit
(3 54pm Gillingham - Victoria)

????

6-Aug-44

5 10pm

Sydenham Hill

F/B blast, 7 slight
(3 49pm Maidstone E - Vic [1] &
4 54pm Vic - Orpington [6] )

????

8-Aug-44

??

Crystal Palace

F/B blast, 2 stored buffet cars

????

16-Aug-44

6 31pm

NXG - Brockley

F/B blast, 8 slight
(6 24pm London Bridge - Coulsdon North)

????

21-Aug-44

8 45pm

Strawberry Hill

F/B blast, 11 slight

1149, 1169
1672, 1698
4151, 4219

23-Aug-44

c9 0pm

Herne Hill

F/B blast, 5 slight
(8 43pm Holborn V.- Wallington
+ two in sidings)

1303, 1688

24-Aug-44

6 40pm

New Malden

F/B blast

????

24-Sep-44

9 55pm

Chertsey

F/B blast, 8 slight

4132, 4197

26-Oct-44

8 40am

Near South
Bermondsey

LRR blast, 3 dest, 2 bad & 5 slight
(7 47am L. Bridge – L. Bridge [3] &
8 31am LBge - LBge [3 dest, 2 bad, 2 slight] )


1793
1267, 1023, 1268

“Oct-44”

??

Unknown

Moderate damage

2021

1-Nov-44

6 30pm

Near Brockley

LRR blast, 1 bad & 9 slight
(4 58pm Brighton – L. Bridge [5] &
5 45pm LBge - LBge [1 bad 4 slight] )


2054, 2078, 2949
1466, 1193, 1668

11-Nov-44

1 53am

Beckenham Jct.

F/B blast, 5 slight

1849, 1715

14-Nov-44

6 20am

Near Petts Wood

LRR blast, 7 slight

1423, 1849, 1450

14-Nov-44

8 35am

Eltham Well Hall

LRR blast, 8 slight
(8.18am Barnhurst - Cannon Street)

1478, 999, 1413

25-Nov-44

12.20am

New Cross Gate

LRR blast, 2 coaches wrecked

1138

“Dec-44”

??

Unknown

Badly damaged

3148, 3150


1945

6-Jan-45

10 46pm

Peckham Rye Shed

LRR hit, 2 coaches destroyed,
7 bad damage, 11 lesser damage

1065, 1109, 1807
1427, 1428, 1483
2119, 2139

24-Jan-45

4 18pm

Greenwich

Train derailed by debris
(4 14pm Cannon Street - Gillingham)

2656

“Jan-45”

??

Unknown

3 coaches bad damage

3074

6-Mar-45

4 35am

St Mary Cray

LRR blast

????

7-Mar-45

8 35am

Westcombe Park

LRR blast (minor dam)

????

8-Mar-45

12 5pm

Blackheath

LRR blast
(11 43am CX - Dartford)

1525, 995, 1776

14-Mar-45

??

Waterloo

LRR blast

4139

 

 

 

 

 

Unknown

??

Unknown

Unknown

1417, 1437

 

 

The list below shows the date and location of the damage, unit number involved, the individual vehicles affected and their type, the scale of damage followed by the location the vehicles were sent to for repair and the date they arrived and were released again, (where known). There are many question marks as details were not always readily available, some information being ‘classified’ at the time.

Some entries have not all vehicles of a unit mentioned, these are presumed to be where some vehicles remained undamaged. Much of the lesser damage was quickly repaired, usually at Inspection Shed level, whilst more badly affected vehicles were dealt with at main workshops, (mostly Lancing and Eastleigh).

A number of vehicles shown as ‘destroyed’ actually remained extant for some time after being damaged and were subsequently broken-up, though others were completely wrecked at the time of the incident. Some vehicles were replaced by new construction after the war, the replacement vehicles carrying the same coach numbers, this mainly applied to the Portsmouth corridor stock which was particularly badly affected during the war.

The list is in the date order of the damage occurring.

 

Date

Location

Unit

Coach

Type

Damage

     Repair

 

Damaged

 

No.

 

 

 

To

In

Out

1940

12-Aug-40

Portsmouth Harbour

2102

10668
12135

MBT
DTC

Burnt out

n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a

“

“

2131

10697
12164

MBT
DTC

Burnt out

n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a

n/a
n/a

“

“

3137

11191
10091
11827
11192

MBT
TTK
TCK
MBT

Bad
Burnt out
“
“

Eastleigh
n/a
n/a
n/a

??
n/a
n/a
n/a

8-jul-43
n/a
n/a
n/a

“

“

3139

11196
10093
11829
11195

MBT
TTK
TCK
MBT

Moderate
“
“
“

Eastleigh
“
“
“

19-Aug-40
“
“
“

8-Oct-40
“
“
“

16-Aug-40

Nr Hampton Wick

1517

8459
9590
8460

MBT
TC
MBT

Blast
“
“

Durnsford Road
“
“

16-Aug-40
“

“

??
“
“

“

“

1145

9133
9233

TT
TT

“
“

“
“

“
“

“
“

“

“

1516

8457

MBT

“

“

“

“

“

“

1476

8378
9568
8377

MBT
TC
MBT

Wrecked
“
Blast

n/a
n/a
Durnsford Road

n/a
n/a
16-Aug-40

n/a
n/a
??

“

“

1131

9219

TT

“

“

“

“

“

“

1237

8055
9423
8056

MBT
TC
MBT

“
“
“

“
“
“

“
“
“

“
“
“

31-Aug-40

Ford

2127

10693
12160

MBT
DTC

Minor blast
“

??
“

??
“

??
“

7-Sep-40

Plumstead

1709

8678
9709
8844

MBT
TC
MBT

Blast
“
“

Slades Green
“
“

“
“
“

“
“
“

“

“

1120

9019
9204

TT
TT

Destroyed
Bad

n/a
Eastleigh

n/a
??

n/a
Oct-42

“

“

1622

8537
9640
8538

MBT
TC
MBT

Blast
“
“

Slades Green
“
“

“
“
“

“
“
“

“

Falconwood

1646

864(7/8)
9690

MBT
TC

“
Bad

“
“

“
“