IGNITING THE SUSSEX BEACONS

OF UNITY

THE HISTORY OF THE

SUSSEX BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.F. 



EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY 

 One of the main reasons for doing these web sites is to try and explain to everybody the history of the footplate grades, the conditions they had to work in and the creation of the A.S.L.E.F. branches within the Brighton & Sussex area.

I am therefore very grateful for people sending me personal photos from their personal collection and for allowing me to display them on the web sites. But unfortunately what is missing, are the stories that accompany them. What I want to do is to try and remedy this by starting to record the remaining stories that are still out there, before they too are lost in the midst of time.

I have added some information about some of the drivers that I know and the comments that have already have been sent to me.

If you too have any stories about your own working life on the footplate, the people that you worked with and the conditions you had to work in please send me and I will post, on the web site.

If you are interested in helping me in capturing these stories by any means possible please let me know.




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the history of the Brighton Branch of ASLEF 


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the Brighton Motive Power Depot

 

 SELSEY


  This web page is dedicated to all enginemen who have worked at Selsey depot over the years, and it features enginemen who brought the trains of Selsey to life.

 

 

 Selsey locomotive shed was opened on the 27th August 1897 by the Hundred of Manhood & Selsey Tramway. The Selsey loco shed closed on the 19th January 1935 by the Southern Railway.

There is no known branch of A.S.L.E.F. at Selsey steam shed.

During the 1919 Railway Strike, there was a very limited service on this branch line, indicating that there was trade unions members employed on the Selsey branch line.

 Selsey Loco Shed

 

 

 

Selsey railway workers

 

Selsey railcar

 

 


Web link for a brief history of the tramway

 

 

 

Click on the icon above for

the history of the Brighton Branch of ASLEF 


Click on the icon above for

the Brighton Motive Power Depot

 

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