Wednesday, 12 January 2011

HAP & Nelson

I mentioned on the last post that I'd been passed a bundle of digitised slides that Nigel Hill had found in a box. The quality is a bit variable which probably explains why they were discarded. However the historical nature of all of them warrants publication.
Most were taken at Keymer Junction in Burgess Hill in the 1968/9 period - just as rail blue was coming to the fore. Cants Lane road bridge almost straddles the junction so is a good photographic spot as everything heading North from the East and West Coastway lines and Brighton crosses these rails.
The first in the series are a Brighton-Victoria up service led by a 'Nelson' unit just scraping into the blue livery and an Eastbourne-Victoria up service led by a HAP unit curving up from Lewes.

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