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"Capital Coast Express" 8 Dig (Class 422/0, then 420)

These units were formed by Network SouthEast for the "Capital Coast Express" service which ran between Victoria and Brighton hourly, calling at East Croydon only, and were each formed from a 4 Cig and a 4 Big buffet unit. These units were classified as 8 Dig, or class 422/0 (but were, at some stage after 1995, re-classified from class 422/0 to 420). The units concerned were:

2001 formed from 1875 + 2262
2002 formed from 1716 + 2254
2003 formed from 1801 + 2255
2004 formed from 1715 + 2259

The 8 Digs continued to run for a short while without CCE markings when the Brighton expresses were taken over by class 319/2 units.

 
Capital Coast Express

"CCE" branded 8 Dig unit 2003 leaving East Croydon on 18th April 1996.
A 4 Cig has been attached to the front to form a 12 car train.

photograph by John Lewis

 
The "Capital Coast Express" markings on the motor coaches below the Driver's side windows, which included the intermediate driving cabs. Victoria, September 1993.

photograph by John Lewis

8 Dig
 
8 Dig "Capital Coast Express" markings on the coach sides. Victoria, September 1993.

photograph by John Lewis

 
The markings applied to the sides of the Guard's compartment.

photograph by John Lewis

8 Dig
 
Inter-car Connections The intermediate unit ends, which don't show a unit number.
Note that not all were finished with the black top to the ends and gangway connectors.

photograph by John Lewis

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