1906


A.S.L.E.& F.’s inauguration of house purchase loan scheme for 

Society members


THREE NEW BRANCHES OF A.S.L.E.&F.


OPENING ON THE SAME DAY BY W. WARWICK


The Eastbourne, Tunbridge Wells & St. Leonards Branches of 

A.S.L.E.&F. were opened on 25th February 1906.

 


ROYAL TRAIN AT SINGLETON

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

Billinton class B4 No.60 ‘Kimberley’ with the Royal Train at Singleton, 

c1906 (or 1909) conveying King Edward VII on a visit to West Dean House

The Royal Train is seen on the down platform and facing north towards Midhurst, having just arrived via Chichester (wrong road).

INTRODUCTION OF MOTOR TRAIN SERVICE
11th JUNE 1906 
PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

11th June 1906 first motor train service between West Croydon and Belmont at Wallington. The service was later extended to Epsom Downs

This was a composite locomotive No. 661”SUTTON" and coach with controls linked pneumatically to a compartment at the further end of the trailer car so that the engine when in the rear, could be driven from there, making reversing unnecessary 



ROYAL TRAIN DEPARTS
MIDHURST
WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 1906

Midhurst image 01.

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

B4  Class 4-4-0 No. 42 "His Majesty" about to leave Midhurst LBSCR Station after King Edward Vll and Queen Alexandra opened the Tuberculosis Sanatorium and departing at 6.00pm. 


 STORIES FROM THE SHOVEL

extracted from RTCS book on locomotives of the LBSCR


On 17th October, 1906, Driver Thompson was working his engine Clas B4, No. 45 
'Besborough' when running south of Horley at 10.43 p.m. with three empty Pullman cars 
and four carriages required the following morning for a party of American business 
executives visiting Southampton Docks. on observing tht they were following a goods train 
down the main line at no more than 15 to 20 m.p.h. Driver Thompson decided to round his 
engine administer oil as necessary. He was returning to the cab and safety in the darkness, 
when he forgot the two firebox inspection castings and on bumping into them, slipped and fell on to the track. Fortunately, his fireman,Cook, noticed his plight and hurriedly stopped the train, and with the guard ran to the rescue of his mate. Driver Thompson was discovered 
wandering dazed along the up road, but apart from serve bruising and minor cuts was 
uninjured and was able to sit in the cab until Brighton was reached and medical attention 
found.

 

 PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

  PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

Three Bridges Loco men with loco No. 258 'Cosham' taken in 1906. No. 258 spent most of its working life allocated to Three Bridges loco

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