Welcome to

"The Sussex Motive Power Depots"

Website


  “We wunt be druv” 

The motto asserts 

that people from Sussex have minds of their own, 

and cannot be forced against their will, or told what to do.

 


 

 

 

Over many years much has been written about the various forms of traction that operated in and around the Sussex area

But very little has been documented about the footplatemen who actually worked on them.

This web site tries to remedy this as it seeks to explain the history of the Sussex Motive Power Depots and the creation of the Sussex branches of the train driver’s union,

ASLEF - the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers & Firemen.

It is dedicated to all ASLEF members who worked t our depots over the years, and it features members who brought our Sussex trains to life.

 

 This website features stories from the footplate, and extracts from various publications.

This website in conjunction with the history of the Brighton Branch of A.S.L.E.F. website, will hopefully try and explain the history of A.S.L.E.F. and footplatemen & women at the depots that have existed at Brighton and are featured on this website.


 This website features stories from the footplate, and extracts from various publications.

This website in conjunction with the history of the Brighton Branch of A.S.L.E.F. website, will hopefully try and explain the history of A.S.L.E.F. and footplatemen & women at the depots that have existed at Brighton and are featured on this website.


Having visited this web site I hope you will not only enjoy seeing it develope but perhaps also let us share any relevant pictures you have. 

If you have any photos relating to this subject and you would like to share on this website.

Please email them to me, a long with any relevant info about the photo (name(s) location and the year).

I would also like to add to this web site any stories from your life on the footplate.

If there is any information that is incorrect or have any experience any problems whilst visiting my web sites, please can you let me know so I can rectify them.

 If anybody has any objections to that material appearing on this website. I will only be to happy to remove such material from this site.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEB SITE IS TO RECORD HISTORICAL INFORMATION 

AND NOT FOR MAKING ANY FINANCIAL GAIN.

 

 This website features stories from the footplate, and extracts from various publications.

This website in conjunction with the history of the Brighton Branch of A.S.L.E.F. website, will hopefully try and explain the history of A.S.L.E.F. and footplatemen (& women) at the depots that have existed at Brighton and are featured on this website.

 

 

  Many thanks to Andy Derrett (Ipswich Branch), Alan Pentney (Leicester Branch), Bob Dorkings (Barnham Branch) & Mark Organ (Ex-Brighton Branch) for allowing me to display their photos of A.S.L.E.F. Badges on this website

Thanks also to Neil Cameron and his fellow colleagues from the Bluebell Railway for all their help in compiling these web sites.

 

 

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