Sunday EMUs on the Brighton main line in the 1960s


The following three photographs by Clinton Shaw are featured courtesy of " Sussex Motorman, The Hubert Hobden Memoirs Volume Two: 1935 - 1961" published by Buggleskelly Books. Sussex Motorman book cover
5Bel units 3051 & 3053 aproaching Haywards Heath on 13th June 1965

Haywards Heath on Sunday 13th June 1965. 5Bel units Nos. 3051 (leading) and 3053 approach the station at speed with the Brighton Belle carrying its usual headcode "4" (Victoria - Brighton fast via Quarry Line).


4Veps 7733 & 7747 and 4Lav units 2923 & 2928 at Haywards Heath on 18th August 1968

Haywards Heath on Sunday 18th August 1968. 4Lav unit nos. 2923 & 2928 have just arrived on a London Bridge to Brighton service via New Cross Gate, Norwood Junction, East Croydon thence all stations from Purley. 4Vep unit nos. 7733 & 7747 are awaiting their northbound departure, possibly on a semi-fast to Victoria. Unit nos. 2923 & 2928 were among six 4Lavs that lasted into 1969 with withdrawal coming on 5th April; the last 4Lav units being scrapped by August of that year.


4Cor 3157 at Clapham Junction on 27th July 1969
Clapham Junction at 11:16 a.m. on Sunday 27th July 1969. 4Cor no. 3157 sits in platform 12 with a service from Brighton (10:10 a.m departure?) . Unit no. 3157, along with sister units 3156 & 3158, were reformed from 4Res units Nos. 3058, 3060 and 3063.

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