When I wrote my On Borrowed Time post about the South Western Railway Class 455’s back in early February, I noted that there seemed to be no plans to replace the Southern 455’s. It seems that has changed and the rumour mill is now suggesting that they will be phased out in May this year. Southern think that their Class 377 fleet will be able to take up the slack. If that proves to be the case, then a shot of three class 455’s together at East Croydon will indeed soon be history!