1873

A FOOTPLATE IN TWO HALVES


On 3rd February, 1873 a 'Craven 'Chichester" Class Singles' loco No. 173 was at the head of the 4.10. p.m. Hastings express loaded to 10 carriages came to grief when approaching Berwick station at speed. Without warning the iron pin attaching the engine and tender broke, and the train ran on to Polegate before it could before it could be stopped. Fortunately Driver Robinson kept his head, and, realised that the train and tender were chasing him, opened the regulator and kept his distance, giving vocal warning on the whistle. No one was hurt, and by much ingenuity on the part of the crew a fresh pin was improvised, and the journey completed with a loss of minutes. Recoupling the various pipes as well as replacing the pin in the dark and cold of a February night says much for the spirit of the old Brighton line.

Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.


from http://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk



Redhill 2nd August 1873

no mention of Enginemen 

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Eastbourne 22nd August 1873 

Involving Driver Steele, Fireman & depot unknown 

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Caterham Junction 22nd September 1873 

no mention of Enginemen 

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Clapham Junction 4th October 1873

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Brighton 18th October 1873 

no mention of Enginemen 

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 BRIGHTON STATION

18th OCTOBER 1873

On the 18th October, 1873, when a 'Craven Small Goods loco' No.219 was involved in a collision at Brighton between two goods train, when a brake van was thrown off the track and run into by a passenger train. At the head of a twenty-one-wagon goods, No.219 was signalled into No. 1 siding of the yard situated between the London and Portsmouth lines at 5 p.m., where twelve wagons were uncoupled and removed to another siding in order that No. 219 and the remaining nine wagons could stand clear of the up line crossing, until given the signal to proceed to Hove. About 6.20 p.m. loco No. 16 brought some empty wagons and four loaded one from the Locomotive Yard, and pushed them into No. 3 siding, which was parallel to that on which No. 219 was standing. The empty wagons were detached and No. 16 remained attached to the four loaded ones, these being destined for Horsham. There was only one signal for the yard and when this was lowered both drivers attempted to leave their respective siding and at the exit collided. No serious damaged occurred, but a brake was left fouling the line over when the 6.25 p.m. Brighton to Lewes passenger train; hauled by loco No. 248. Once again damage was slight, although the station had to be partially closed for two-and-a-half hours.

AMALGAMATED SOCIETY OF RAILWAY SERVANT 

Founded 1871

1913 amalgamated to become the National Union of Railwaymen

In 1872 branches of the A.S.R.S. were formed on the L.B.S.C.R., these branches included Enginemen and railwaymen from all the various railway grades within the L.B.S.C.R.

PORTSMOUTH

Date of first members being recorded on the 08th November 1873 
Members from both L.B.S.C.R. & L.S.W.R. companies

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