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christopher cannon August 31, 2014
We'd appreciate if you could include a few words of comment on pictures you post. While pictures of Thumpers on preserved lines will usually be obvious where they are, it will help the historical record if you can say when they were taken and any other useful comments about the occasion. Thanks.
This group was created due to the success of www.preservedthumpers.com

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Group Description

This site is dedicated to the class 201 - 207 Diesel Electric Multiple Units of the Southern railway that have been saved from being scrapped and are now in preservation. From 1957 until 2004 these units were the workhorses of the non - electrified passenger routes of the Southern Railway. Resented by some as they replaced steam locomotives; but loved by others due to their reliability and shorter journey times, they certainly divide opinion. What cannot be argued is that after 42 - 47 years service, they fulfilled their "short term" objective of providing passenger services until all lines were electrified, axed or new stock was provided.

Group Rules

Courtesy and respect is all we ask.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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