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Michael Delamar

Modelling a traditional parcels train

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2 minutes ago, acg5324 said:

As far as I know it was heading for Brighton as the Seagulls used it for the team transport attached to the main train. 

 

This is is my caption for the picture.....

Taken from the now demolished Essex House at Croydon, an unidentified class 73 heads south with the 1330 Bricklayers Arms to Brighton vans. A Mk1 Metro-Cammell Pullman car is the first vehicle behind the loco. This is believed to be E315 'Heron' enroute to Brighton to convey the football team to an away game
This part of Croydon has changed a lot over the years, looks quite nice here.

The Pullman car is almost B&HA team colours !

 

Gibbo.

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1 hour ago, Clive Mortimore said:

I am sure tat photo has been discussed in the past and the conclusion regarding the Pullman it was returning north after having work done on it at Preston Park.

Didn't Preston Park close in 1963, and as E315E was an ER vehicle York would have done any work on it. All ours for the Hull Pullman went to York.

 

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11 minutes ago, 45125 said:

Didn't Preston Park close in 1963

Well yes - but a decade later, in the small hours, a man would still ring Croydon Control in Essex House describing himself as 'Pullman Car, Brighton' and seeking the morning's disposition of Bep and Big units. 

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One of my first jobs as a Relief Clerk at Brighton was being trained up to operate the switchboard. I vaguely remember Pullman car shed being on the board, although the Buffet cars calls went to Travellers Fare by then.

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