1950

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


JANUARY 1950


PORTSMOUTH (1) BRANCH


At the joint meeting of Portsmouth (1) and (2) branches, held on November 20, Bro. E. Wales, of Guildford, our S.C. member, gave a brief report on the A.A.D. Although he was unable to cover the whole of the agenda, the points he did explain proved very interesting to his listeners. He explained the set up of the new Dual Panel and answered questions on same. He was heartily thanked at the close of the meeting by all present.

At our branch meeting on December 4, the attendance was larger than usual, and an interesting morning spent. The election of branch officials took place, and some close voting was seen. Bro. Elston gave his report on the A.A.D., and covered many points that Bro. Wales was unable to deal with at the joint meeting. He also gave us the latest news of the Dual Panel, which proved very interesting as Fratton is one of the depots concerned. Bro. Elston was thanked for the very able manner in which he gave his report.
I now close, wishing one and all a very Happy New Year.

H. Hopgood
Branch Secretary

Mick White Collection

Tunbridge Wells West Station 


LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL 

MARCH 1950

TUNBRIDGE WELLS BRANCH

A memorable event, especially for children, took place at the Baptist Hall on January 4 in the form of a Christmas Party for the children, arranged by the Branch Social Committee.

fifty children, aged 1 to 14, enjoyed an excellent tea provided by the ladies, followed by grand entertainment by the "Glen Iris Cabaret" concert party of 20 children under the able direction of Mrs. E. Cormack.

Bro. C. Waghorn, M.C., expressed the thanks of the Committee to all who had assisted, and then announced Father Christmas (Bro. S. Pike), who gave each child a present from the 8ft. Christmas Tree, which was flooded with coloured lights.

Light refreshments provided for all, completed a very enjoyable party.

Congratulations to the Social Committee and the ladies for arranging such a successfull party

C.R. CORNFIELD

BRANCH CHAIRMAN

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL 

MARCH 1950

PAGE 82

SELHURST BRANCH


Our series of social dances have now ended. Although not the financial success anticipated by the committee, some jolly evenings have been spent together. Our best thanks to all who supported them., especially to Mrs. and the Misses Boniface, and Bro. C. Vaughan for spot and raffle prizes; also Bro. Len Tavener, M.C.

All members and friends and surrounding branches are cordially invited to the Annual Re-union at S.R.A.C., East Croydon Station, on Good Friday, April 7th, 6.30 - 10.30 p.m. a grand programme is being arrange; tickets 2s.6d

Branch meetings have not been too well attended since the beginning of 1950. We have booked a larger room, so come along and keep in touch with current affairs. Every Thursday is Branch night.

Now the new Promotional and Redundancy scheme is in circulation to branches, all members are specially urged to make themselves acquainted with it. There are sweeping changes to take place in administration of the Electrical Section of the Motive Power Department. Motormen on the Southern Region are particularly involved.

Bro. Renshaw, the newly elected candidate in the Internal Ballot, will requite all the support that can be given on Sectional Council; my one regret is that I am not permitted to be with him - we have now only one representative. Thinking all who supported my nomination.

W. Boulton

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


MARCH 1950


BRIGHTON BRANCH No. 2


It is very pleasing to note the attendance at branch meetings is increasing; it shows that some interest is now being taken in the branch and the work of the Society. Come and air your views at the meetings - 1st and 2nd Thursdays in each month - one for each shift. Help to send in resolutions for Housing and Pensions.

I hope all members read the February Journal, especially those who do not have contracted 
out from paying the Political Levy.

Now we have a new committee and we are also hoping to have our own L.D.C. It is now up to you to get things moving; everyone will be welcome.


C. A. BATCHELOR


BRANCH SECRETARY

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL 

APRIL 1950

PAGE 115

PORTSMOUTH (1) BRANCH

We held our monthly branch meeting in the staff canteen on Sunday March 5, and once again there was a good attendance. The secretary read out the agenda for the next A.A.D., and the items in it were discussed by the members. Bro. Elston then gave his report on the D.C. meeting. He said that the question of pension was still first priority and every effort was being made to get this question settled.

He then spoke on the new Promotional Scheme, but said it was only possible to give an outside of the scheme so as the members could get some idea of its contents, and that they would have another chance to have the scheme more fully explained as Bro Branson, the Sectional Council, Secretary, had promised to attend a special meeting at Fratton on Sunday March 26. 

The secretary then asked all members to vote solidly for the “Associated” candidate at the forthcoming Sectional Council election. Our branch attendance is still improving, so keep it up Pompey!

W. Durant

Assistant Secretary   

PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN 

 K class on Bognor turntable 27th May 1950

KEN SLAUGHTER COLLECTION

Advertising the electrification of the Horsham to Shoreham line. 

On 31st October, 1946, the Southern Railway announce a scheme to electrify the line, but was abandoned following the nationalisation of the railway in 1948.
 The line never become electrified and closed on the 7th March 1966

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL

JULY 1950

Page 116

ST. LEONARDS BRANCH


On February 26 a joint meeting was held with branches from Eastbourne and Ore to hear a report on Promotion and Redundancy by our Executive Committee member Bro. R.G. Pavey. 

The meeting was well attended, although it would have been encouraging to the branch officers to have seen the branch room overflowing with the younger members, who will be mostly effected by the scheme.

Members who did not come along missed hearing some valuable questioning and answering re-items in the scheme.

Our electrical friends from Eastbourne and Ore asked many questions as to their position on the Dual Link when the scheme comes into operation, and Bro. Pavey answered all.

The officers from this branch send best wishes to all members who have transferred to other depots for promotion in the past.

D.W. SARGENT

BRANCH SECRETARY

 LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


JULY 1950


BRIGHTON BRANCH No.2


It is nice to see the average attendance at the branch meetings being kept up. I hope all 

members read the retiring paymasterfarewell letter, three phrase being quoted, which I 

think should be branch mottoes.


"Getting a kick out of life"; "By helping the other man"; and "Done with pleasure."


Now for the "Whispering Gang"; If these were to come to the branch and lay their 

complaints, something could be done, instead of letting one man "take the can back."

A little surprise was given to our retiring chairman (Bro. B. Etherington) by Bro. A. 

Pitfield, acting as chairman, who made a nice little speech in presenting a pipe, pouch and 

2oz of tobaccoo for service rendered to the branch. Very good, Alfie! Now  the Social and 

Retirement Fund has started, let's make it a sucess.


C. A. BATCHELOR


BRANCH SECRETARY

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL

JULY 1950

ST. LEONARD’S BRANCH

On Sunday, July 9th, 1950, our General Secretary, M.J.G. Baty, visited our Branch with Bro. A.W. Lennard in the chair. Bro. Baty was introduced to members from Eastbourne and Ore branches, and he then addressed the meeting on current affairs, stating that the Society had an uphill battle and the we could be justly proud of its achievements.

Bro. Baty dealt with rates of pay of 1939 - 1950 for men in the line of promotion. Also mentioned that the E.C. were dealing appropriately with the 1950 A.A.D. decision relating to rates of pay for loco men, and the vexed question of pension.

Bro. Baty then made a presentation of a clock to Bro. W. Gander (“Bill”) on his retirement as a token from his workmates at St. Leonards, and in so doing, paid high tributes to Bro. Gander and his wife. On behalf of their many Society friends he wished them a long and happy retirement.

In reply, Bill sai he would like to thnk his workmates for the grand present which he would always treasure. Bill then sat down amid a great ovation, knowing the sincerity of the sentiments expressed.

A vote of thanks was extended to Bro. Baty, with the hope that we should again see him at St Leonards

D.W. Sargent,

Branch Secretary.


THE NEW PROMOTION AND REDUNDANCY


ARRANGEMENTS 1950

A.S.L.E.&F. COLLECTION

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A.S.L.E.&F. COLLECTION

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


SEPTEMBER 1950


BRIGHTON BRANCH No. 2


A fairly good August attendance meeting was held, with Bro. C. Branson in attendance. As he spoke on L.D.C. representation and machinery of negotiations, I should have thought there would have been more members there, as complaints roll in "The Lobby" instead of in the branch room. Shift no.1 could be a lot better and all members on this shift will be made 
welcome; now don't "moan" in the room, but give these meetings your complaints.
Bro. C. Branson answered all questions put to him and a hearty vote of thanks was given for 
his attendance. 


C. A. BATCHELOR


PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN   

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


OCTOBER 1950

BOGNOR BRANCH 

Presentations to retiring Bognor regis railwaymen were made at a Smoking Concerty and Party at "The White Horse," Bognor Regis, on Friday March 24 1950, organised jointly by N.U.R., Railway sports club, A.S.L.E. & F.

On behalf of the Staff and N.U.R. Mr. Frank Rutter (Station Master) presented retirement cheques to Mrs. Harfield (Carriage Cleaner) and Bro. Pilcher (Stores issuer, Loco).

Mr. Cleaver (Organiser, A.S.L.E. & F.) gave a very interesting speech which was greatly appreciated by all present - also his remarks to retired members and their wives when making presentations of cheques to Bros. W. Hellyer, E. Pursley and J. Tribe and bouquets to retiring members wives.

Mr. E. Steel (Chairman, A.S.L.E. & F.) presided.

Entertainment was given by Miss Bailey (Soprano), Mr. Chapman (Tenor), Mr. V. Smith (Tenor), Mr. Baldwin (Tenor), Mr Volkes (Accordionist), Mr. Swift (Accomanpist), and Mr. King (Piano).

A grand evening came to an end at 11 p.m. with a very hearty vote of thanks to the organisers.

G.E. Freeman,

Vice Chairman.

LITTLEHAMPTON
30th NOVEMBER 1950

EXTRACTED & ADAPTED FROM 
BLOOD & CUSTARD WEBSITE


On the 30th November 1950, the  08:19 a.m. at Littlehampton, the 8:4 a.m. Bognor Regis to London Bridge (via Littlehampton) was entering platform 3 at 20 m.ph. under clear signals it collided with the two-coach 8:18 a.m. Littlehampton to Ford train which left platform 2 against a red starting signal. 

PAUL EDWARDS COLLECTION

British Railway Shed Codes For Brighton

E.M.U.T., MIXED TRACTION & STEAM SHED


SHED CODES

Locomotive Shed Codes were introduce across British Railway in 1950, the following shed codes were introduced on the Brighton Section, with coding starting from Brighton.

75 A 
Brighton 1950 - 1973 (became BI)
Sub Sheds
Newhaven 1950 - 1955
Eastbourne 1952 - 1965
Horsham 17.07.1959 -1964
Bognor 17.07.1959 - 8.11.1962
Tunbridge Wells 1963 - 1965
Three Bridges 1964 - 1965

75 B
Redhill 1950 - 1965
Became a Sub Shed of 73C Hither Green 1965
Sub Sheds
Tunbridge Wells 1965

75C 
Norwood 1950 - 05.01.1965 (Selhurst became SU)

75D 
Horsham 1950 - 17.07.1959 become a sub shed of Brighton
Sub Sheds
Midhurst 1950 closed
Bognor 1950 - 17.07.1959 become a sub shed of Brighton

75E 
Three Bridges 1950 - 27.01.1964

75F
Tunbridge Wells 1950 - 1963 become a sub shed of Brighton and Redhill

75G
Eastbourne
1950 - 1952 become a sub shed of Brighton

73B
New Cross Gate 1950 - 1952, was a sub shed of Bricklayer's Arms (1950 - 1960)

73A 
Stewart's Lane 1950 - 1962, then became 75D 1962 - 1973 SL

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