1878

Railway accidents on the 


L.B.S.C.R.



Haywards Heath 5th January 1878

Bricklayers Arms Junction 5th August 1878

York Road 2nd November 1878



THREE BRIDGES
RAILWAY EMPLOYEES SUPER
WEDNESDAY 30th JANUARY 1878

This annual event came off on Wednesday evening at the Fox Hotel, and, thanks to the liberality of the subscribers, and , some 120 were regaled in a handsome manner. The Chair was taken by Mr. J. Perry, the respected station master, the vice by Mr. John Packham (driver), Locomotive Department. The usual loyal and complimentary toast were honoured, and a pleasant evening was passed.


INFORMATION COURTSEY OF
RICHARD YARDLEY

Three Bridges Enginemen John Packham (D.O.B. 1846 - D.O.D. 1919)

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

William Stroudley Award winning Terrier Tank engine, 

nick-named by their drivers as “Rooters"

Shortly after construction, No.40 Brighton was chosen by William Stroudley to represent the L.B.S.C.R. at the Paris Exhibition of 1878, and won a gold medal for workmanship. The journey to Paris was made under her own steam, except for the trip across the Channel, where the engine was shipped across on the L.B.S.C.R. steamer Honfluer, the run from Dieppe to Paris, arranged to persuade the Chemins de Fer de l Ouest that the company’s boat trains that met the L.B.S.C.R. ferries from Newhaven could make better time to the capital, Brighton maintained a speed of nearly fifty m.p.h., previously unheard of on that line.
What we are trying to find out if this engine was driven to Paris by a Enginemen from the L.B.S.C.R.?

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