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Brighton
Station entrance on 7th October 1962.
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Brighton

Station entrance on 7th October 1962.

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Brighton
Concourse looking towards platform 1 & 2 on 7th October 1962.
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Brighton

Concourse looking towards platform 1 & 2 on 7th October 1962.

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Brighton
Trainshed from platform 1 & 2 on 7th October 1962. 
Outside the locomotive depot is a BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T and a SR Class N 2-6-0.
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Brighton

Trainshed from platform 1 & 2 on 7th October 1962.

Outside the locomotive depot is a BR Standard 4MT 2-6-4T and a SR Class N 2-6-0.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Shed Pilot
Brighton Locomotive Depot’s diminutive shed pilot on 23rd March 1946. Built by Wainwright as the SECR P class for work on light branches, they were later used for light 'odd-job' work. No.1555 was built June 1910 and withdrawn February 1955.
“One of my very early photographs”
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Brighton Shed Pilot

Brighton Locomotive Depot’s diminutive shed pilot on 23rd March 1946. Built by Wainwright as the SECR P class for work on light branches, they were later used for light 'odd-job' work. No.1555 was built June 1910 and withdrawn February 1955.

One of my very early photographs”

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
No. 2597 was one of the first LB&SC Marsh I1 class, built December 1906 and rebuilt 5/28 as an I1X, it was withdrawn in December 1946 - nine months after this photograph was taken on 23rd March 1946.
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Brighton Locomotive Depot

No. 2597 was one of the first LB&SC Marsh I1 class, built December 1906 and rebuilt 5/28 as an I1X, it was withdrawn in December 1946 - nine months after this photograph was taken on 23rd March 1946.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
Ex-LB&SCR R. Billinton K class 2-6-0 No. 2339 (built March 1914, withdrawn November 1962) is seen on 23rd March 1946 - well before Nationalisation.
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Brighton Locomotive Depot

Ex-LB&SCR R. Billinton K class 2-6-0 No. 2339 (built March 1914, withdrawn November 1962) is seen on 23rd March 1946 - well before Nationalisation.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
Bulleid's first 'Leader' at Brighton on 18th December 1949 no. 36001 was the prototype of Bulleid's revolutionary design of steam engine, nominally an 0-6-6-0T, and the only example that was actually completed (in June 1949). It ran a number of trials on the Southern Region for some months, but never worked a service train before the project was cancelled in 1951 owing to its various serious drawbacks.
“Seen from a train just outside Brighton Station, this rather poor snap was nevertheless an unusual 'cop'”.
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Brighton Locomotive Depot

Bulleid's first 'Leader' at Brighton on 18th December 1949 no. 36001 was the prototype of Bulleid's revolutionary design of steam engine, nominally an 0-6-6-0T, and the only example that was actually completed (in June 1949). It ran a number of trials on the Southern Region for some months, but never worked a service train before the project was cancelled in 1951 owing to its various serious drawbacks.

Seen from a train just outside Brighton Station, this rather poor snap was nevertheless an unusual 'cop'”.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
View from the end of Platform 1/2 at Brighton Station, which conveniently curved round on the line towards Hove. Marsh I3 class no. 32078 was built November 1910 and withdrawn January 1951. [19th March 1950].
Even after electrification of most of the SR Central Section, Brighton (coded 75A under BR(SR)) remained its principal Depot with a 1950 allocation of 60 steam locomotives.
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

View from the end of Platform 1/2 at Brighton Station, which conveniently curved round on the line towards Hove. Marsh I3 class no. 32078 was built November 1910 and withdrawn January 1951. [19th March 1950].

Even after electrification of most of the SR Central Section, Brighton (coded 75A under BR(SR)) remained its principal Depot with a 1950 allocation of 60 steam locomotives.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
Wintry scene at Brighton Locomotive Depot, 7th March 1954 on the occasion of an RCTS visit. On the left are ex-LBSCR Class K no. 32337 and BR Standard 4MT no. 76006, on the right is BR Standard 4MT no. 80019.
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

Wintry scene at Brighton Locomotive Depot, 7th March 1954 on the occasion of an RCTS visit. On the left are ex-LBSCR Class K no. 32337 and BR Standard 4MT no. 76006, on the right is BR Standard 4MT no. 80019.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
View from from Howard Place - an incomparable viewpoint of this former LBSCR main Depot. Even after electrification of all the main lines into Brighton, locomotives still remained for freight duties, for the remaining non-electrified passenger services and to handle locomotives coming to the Works (1954 BR code 75A). 
On 11th July 1954 the allocation was a varied mix - evident in the view - of 57 steam locomotives: 5 off 4-6-2, 2 off 4-4-2, 6 off 2-6-0, 6 off 0-6-0, 10 off 2-6-4T (5 off LMS-type, 5 off BR Standard), 2 off 0-8-0T, 16 off 0-6-2T, 4 off 0-6-0T and 6 off 0-4-4T.
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

View from from Howard Place - an incomparable viewpoint of this former LBSCR main Depot. Even after electrification of all the main lines into Brighton, locomotives still remained for freight duties, for the remaining non-electrified passenger services and to handle locomotives coming to the Works (1954 BR code 75A).

On 11th July 1954 the allocation was a varied mix - evident in the view - of 57 steam locomotives: 5 off 4-6-2, 2 off 4-4-2, 6 off 2-6-0, 6 off 0-6-0, 10 off 2-6-4T (5 off LMS-type, 5 off BR Standard), 2 off 0-8-0T, 16 off 0-6-2T, 4 off 0-6-0T and 6 off 0-4-4T.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
From the platform 1 A1x ‘Terrier’ no.32636 (of Newhaven Depot) had worked the RCTS Sussex Rail Tour to Seaford and back on 7th October 1962 (with no.32418). 
Behind on the left is the slope-sided tender of ‘Schools’ no.30923 ‘Bradfield’, on the right is rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific no.34012 ‘Launceston’.
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

From the platform 1 A1x ‘Terrier’ no.32636 (of Newhaven Depot) had worked the RCTS Sussex Rail Tour to Seaford and back on 7th October 1962 (with no.32418).

Behind on the left is the slope-sided tender of ‘Schools’ no.30923 ‘Bradfield’, on the right is rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacific no.34012 ‘Launceston’.

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
No. 34012 'Launceston' was built October 1945 as no. 21C112, renumbered June 1948, rebuilt January 1958 and withdrawn December 1966. [7th October 1962].
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

No. 34012 'Launceston' was built October 1945 as no. 21C112, renumbered June 1948, rebuilt January 1958 and withdrawn December 1966. [7th October 1962].

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
On the left is ‘Terrier’ 32636. Prominent are SR Maunsell class V 'Schools' no. 30923 'Bradfield' (built December 1933, withdrawn December 1962) and SR Maunsell U1 class 2-6-0 no. 31891 (built January 1931, withdrawn April 1963. [7th October 1962].
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

On the left is ‘Terrier’ 32636. Prominent are SR Maunsell class V 'Schools' no. 30923 'Bradfield' (built December 1933, withdrawn December 1962) and SR Maunsell U1 class 2-6-0 no. 31891 (built January 1931, withdrawn April 1963. [7th October 1962].

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
BR Standard 4MT no. 80153 (built February 1957 - the penultimate, withdrawn March 1965) is seen with two standard Diesel 0-6-0 shunters. [7th October 1962].
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

BR Standard 4MT no. 80153 (built February 1957 - the penultimate, withdrawn March 1965) is seen with two standard Diesel 0-6-0 shunters. [7th October 1962].

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Brighton Locomotive Depot
Two ex-LBSCR tank engines worked the RCTS Sussex Rail Tour from Brighton to Seaford and back. The larger of the duo - only to be withdrawn two months after its efforts - was R. Billinton E6 class no. 32418 (built December 1905, withdrawn December 1662). The other locomotive was no.32636. [7th October 1962].
© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

Brighton Locomotive Depot

Two ex-LBSCR tank engines worked the RCTS Sussex Rail Tour from Brighton to Seaford and back. The larger of the duo - only to be withdrawn two months after its efforts - was R. Billinton E6 class no. 32418 (built December 1905, withdrawn December 1662). The other locomotive was no.32636. [7th October 1962].

© Ben Brooksbank (CC-by-SA/2.0)

 

 

Ben Brooksbank

In researching photographs for BloodandCustard webpages many excellent the photographs taken by the late Ben Brooksbank emerged of the Geograph website including these taken on the Southern Region.

Ben granted permission to use these photographs under the Creative Commons licence. Sadly, those of us here at BloodandCustard never got to meet Ben (sadly he passed in 2018). However, this page is dedicated in gratitude towards both Ben and his foresight to take these photographs which form part of an important historical record.

 

 

 

 

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