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6:00 PM on December 6, 2016
hi everyone this work is my boyfriend it is very good well done
3:48 PM on March 21, 2016
Loved the piece on Hollingdean! As a student of the mentioned primary school at the time of the "Dump the Dump" campaign my mum took me to protests against it, gaining my little boy face a place in the Argus! I'll have to go visit that old cemetery now after seeing it so many times and always wondering what's inside and whether it was still used or not. Thanks for the great work, the ghost-of site has given me many urbex ideas too, keep it up!
11:21 PM on February 8, 2016
I worked at Brighton Works in the early 1950. I was a Boilermaker Apprentice. It was a hell of a place to work. To me as a kid it was massive, I never in all life thought that steam would die. I used to work on new builds and crash repairs. I now live in New Zealand. It has been great going back over your website. thank you very much
5:56 PM on August 15, 2014
My late Father began work at 14 years of age in Brighton signalbox, his main duty being to complete a huge ledger entitled the Train Register,
thus keeping a detailed record of every train's arrival and departure. He took a real pride in all his railway duties, and had a keen interest in
railways, during what little spare time he had ! After WW2 a 48-hour week was introduced, with a day off every third Saturday and Sunday,
and one Christmas Day off in three ! They worked three shifts, 6AM to 2PM, 2PM to 10PM and 10PM
to 6AM, alternate weeks, a nightmare for one's sleep-pattern, but the railway was a 24hr a day business then ! He returned to Brighton to work at least twice,
during the period 1948-50 (When he saw the 'Leaders' being built) and in 1970 up to his premature sudden death the following year, by that time having
42 completed years' railway service !
5:29 PM on August 15, 2014
Your'e doing a great job with this website ! Keep up the good work ! I loved all the ex-LB&SCR engines, but am too young to remember the E3 4-4-2 tanks,
which must have been far more graceful than their later BR 2-6-4 tank replacements ! Alas I only saw one LB&SCR Atlantic, number 32424, on her
final duty, conveying condemned coaches from Lancing Works to Micheldever, before going light-engine to Eastleigh for scrapping. There was once a rumour that an Atlantic had been saved and hidden inside the closed Brighton Railway Works, but there was no truth in it. A K class 2-6-0 was nearly
saved by the Bluebell Society, but unfortunately, the scrap merchant would not give them any more time to raise sufficient funds (1964) !
5:17 PM on August 15, 2014
Just found this great site ! I well remember the works shunter, in Stroudley yellow. I always used to look out for her when visiting Brighton. I remember the
South-Eastern & Chatham Rly P Class 0-6-0 tanks with affection too. I think there were two or three based at Brighton around 1960, sharing duties with the Terriers, at, amongst other places, Kingston Wharf. I used to stand by the water column near the top end of Platform 2, where one could watch nearly all the train movements, and keep an eye on the engine shed yard at the same time. Happy days !
2:34 PM on June 25, 2014
Fantastic stuff. I will have to ration myself so i don't tee off the rest of my family by occupying the home PC !
5:25 PM on May 9, 2014
Just spent a good hour or so looking through your groups.They are looking amazing Mr Russell! Well done.
1:59 PM on January 24, 2014
12:29 PM on January 1, 2014
I've just had a cursory look at this site. What a fantastic piece of work. I'm really impressed by the layout, the scope of the piece, the photographs and the amount of research that has gone into it. I intend to spend a lot of time here, partly because I love railways and partly to begin to make sense of some of the demolition taking place when I was a student at BCE 1971-5. To those involved, thank you very much. (Having spent a lifetime in the education business (sic), I can assure you this is work of the very highest order!).