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Life After Slamdoors Dvd: A Southern Electric Story
After the withdrawal of the slamdoor stock in 2005, the former Southern Region has continued operating with a fleet of modern units as well as refurbishing older sliding door stock.
We take a look at most of the changes that have occurred since.
We focus on the new Class 375 and 376 Electrostars for South Eastern.
We follow Southern’s 377s along the Arun Valley line.
As well as looking at the new class 450 and 444 Desiro’s for South West Trains.
We watch Southern’s class 455s, operating suburban duties along the Beckenham Junction branch.
See the last of the two car 456s in Network South East livery.
Thameslink in its final few months before the transfer to First Capital Connect.
Units 319010 in its blue and yellow door livery are seen along with unit 319001 in its white and blue door livery.
Then the last of South West Trains class 442 ‘Wessex Electrics’ unit is filmed.
Finally we see the last few days of Eurostar on Southerns Third Rail before the transfer of services to St. Pancras.
Life on the railway is constantly changing, to help to keep up with the changes watch this programme!
Approx. 61 minutes.
This new dvd is being sold with full permission of Heritage in Motion incorporating A&J Video.