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For the past forty-odd years I have pursued an interest in the Railways of Germany however as the end of the line beckons, I have returned to the railway that has always run past my home - the Southern.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Unwanted loco -1

The DJH kit of the U and U1 class have been long out of production, prices have risen and even an incomplete kit recently sold for £160. When a completed U1 popped up on eBay described as a U, interest was aroused despite the SR livery and uncertain provenance however it had been built for Alton Model Centre and they have a good reputation

There is a precedent for U1s on the Western Division.

U1's 31901-4, were tried out by Exmouth Junction (72A) for 5 months from May to October 1961, after which they were returned to Norwood Junction, as unsuitable. For example, Yeovil's 31902 on 1.00pm from Padstow 4 Aug 1964. 31903 at Padstow (between May - October 1961).  The three U1s were also tried out at Salisbury (72B) from 5/61 to 9/61, they were:- 31898, 31899, and 31900






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