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Date: 05/04/20 07:38
Network Southeast in 1991
Author: 86235

All in former Southern territory

1: Pirbright on the Surrey / Hampshire border, about 40 miles southwest of London, a pair of 4VEPs on a Saturday Only Bournemouth to London Waterloo fast service (head code 91). On summer Saturdays the hourly fast trains from Waterloo to the resort town of Bournemouth were supplemented by extras. Sadly there was no decent spare stock so anyone unlucky riding one of these extras had to put up with a VEP for 100 minutes.
2: At Grateley on Network Southeast's West of England Mainline east of Salisbury the 13:15 Waterloo to Exeter St Davids behind 50046 Ajax.
3: Even further west, the first train on a Sunday morning from Yeovil Junction to Basingstoke was a class 205 Thumper, another of the Southern's DEMU classes.








Date: 05/04/20 08:26
Re: Network Southeast in 1991
Author: dwatry

Nice shots! Are the class 205s to the Hastings line loading gauge or regular BR?

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Date: 05/04/20 10:13
Re: Network Southeast in 1991
Author: 86235

dwatry Wrote:
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> Nice shots! Are the class 205s to the Hastings
> line loading gauge or regular BR?
>
> Posted from iPhone

Regular BR, the similar 207s were built to the restricted Hastings gauge. They weren't as slab sided as the 6 car Hastings units.



Date: 05/04/20 19:23
Re: Network Southeast in 1991
Author: krm152

Each and every one is absolutely first-rate.  My favorite almost has to be the Class 50.
Thanks for posting your excellent photos from yesteryear, 1991.
ALLEN



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