Undated photographs

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  • In the picture the high ground beyond the viaduct seems totally undeveloped. Doesn’t that put a limit on the latest date for the image?

    By Anonymous (15/11/2006)
  • How nice to see these pictures. I have many ancestors that worked on the railway from as far back as 1851 until my grandad who retired from Lancing works.

    By Donna (11/01/2007)
  • My great great grandfather Charles Guilford lived at 33 Terminus Road at the time of the 1871 census, and it looks like this photograph was taken from around that location. He worked as a Wagon Maker, which I’m sure must have been at the Locomotive Works, as by 1875 he was working as a Railway Wagon Builder at a works in Normanton, Yorkshire.

    By Rachel (19/05/2007)
  • My father, Lelslie Phillips, also worked at Lancing Carriage Works as a pipe fitter, initially on steam trains, until they were phased out. He began there as an apprentice before WWII, I imagine around 1937 or 1938, but volunteered for the Fleet Air Arm as soon as he was old enough (even though the railways was a reserved occupation). He went back after the war only to be made redundant by the infamous Dr Beeching in 1963. He used to travel to and from what was then Portslade and West Hove Station directly into the carriage works on the special train laid on. I’d be very grateful if anyone has any photos or stories of that era.

    By Alan Phillips (22/02/2009)
  • Does any one know the history of the little brick building on the south side of New England road between the two railway bridges? I am guessing it would be a watch house as part of the locomotive yard. Any answers?
    Also, is there a train car called the Brighton Belle?

    By Liza Dodds, Hollingdean (27/05/2009)
  • Hi Liza. I was told it was a rear entrance to ‘The Works’, where there was a ‘clocking in’ facility!

    By Peter Groves (02/09/2010)
  • I believe the “Brighton Belle” was the name of the Pullman train that ran between Brighton and London Victoria.

    By Tony Wickham (05/07/2011)
  • Interestingly my maternal Grandmother, Edith Cobby,
    ( nee Collison ) is listed in a Census as living in “a Cottage in the Goods Yard” of the LB & SCR. This was 1901 when she was 9. Her father Michael Colison was a Railway Horsekeeper. Her future husband lived in Boston Street which is now long demolished. All very interesting.

    By Barry Gardner (25/04/2020)

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