1001 Ham Street 11 May 1996

Exactly ten years to the day since their withdrawal from mainline use, Hastings Diesels Ltd returned their beautifully preserved unit 1001 to the mainline with the 'The Hastings DEMU Phoenix' railtour on 11 May 1996. The tour is seen here en-route from Hastings to Ashford, passing through Ham Street station, with Class 202 S60118 Tunbridge Wells leading. It would later visit Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone Harbour & Charing Cross. Note that it is working here as a four car unit, without the later addition of a standard width CEP coach.