1994

Selhurst Branch 75th Anniversary 12th January 1919 - 1994

LITTLEHAMPTON BRANCH

"Wheels grind to a halt for four train drivers


Retiring Littlehampton drivers in February 1994

Arthur Budden, Derek Fullick (G.S), Nigel Tippen, Jack Sanders, Bob Dorkings, 

Fred Janaway & Roy Turner


TATTENHAM CORNER 

E.M.U.T. DEPOT 


On the 14th February 1994 saw the closure of 

Tattenham Corner E.M.U.T.  depot. 

The depot was originally a steam depot opened by the South 

Eastern Railway and was a sub shed of Purley shed.

On the 25th March 1928 with electrification arriving

 it become a South Eastern motorman’s depot was opened.   

A.S.L.E.& F. members would have been members the 

 Purley & Stoats Nest Branch of A.S.L.E.&F.

They later become part of the Selhurst Branch of A.S.L.E& F.

CLOSURE OF

SEAFORD BRANCH No.180

Sunday 13th February 1994

The re-opening of the Seaford Branch was to be short lived and within eighteen months, the Branch along with the depot had finally closed. On Sunday 13th February, 1994, Len Warboys returned back to Seaford this time to officially close the Branch after 59 years of A.S.L.E.F. activities at Seaford.

Left ~ Right: Tony Allen Branch Chairman, Len Worboys A.S.L.E.F. District Secretary No. 1 & Stu Fuller Branch Secretary

Len Worboys visited the Seaford Branch of ASLEF with sad task of officially closing the Branch, on Sunday 13th February 1994

PAUL EDWARDS COLLECTION

The Seaford Closure plaque presented to A.S.L.E.&F. General Secretary Lew Adams in 1995

Left ~ Right: Paul Horan presenting Len Warboys with a Seaford Branch closure badge

 


Last meeting held on Sunday 13th February 1994.

At the Seven Sisters Public House.

Members present, S. Fuller, M. Allen, P. Horan, C. Gent & S. Holder.

Also in attendance District Secretary Len Worboys.

L.D.C. report.

On the 6th January 1994 the Divisional Functional Council were present, along with the L.D.C. at Seaford depot to meet all drivers to advise and explain the options open to drivers under the P.T.& R. arrangements of the closure to Seaford. The personal interviews took place on the 10th & 11th January at Brighton under the P.T.& R arrangements. 

On the  15th January met the Eastbourne L.D.C. at Brighton to place all drivers on the roster who had transferred there and to place the extra Sundays on the roster, from which this was carried out by the Eastbourne L.D.C. On the 22nd January 1994, met the Brighton L.D.C. to place all men on the roster there and they were placed in the correct links.

On the 9th February 1994 attended a meeting with Train Crew Manager Brighton. Also in attendance were the Brighton & Eastbourne L.D.C.s. this meeting was called so that a smooth transfer of all Seaford drivers takes place.

Five Redundant Seaford drivers moved to Brighton and the remaining 8 drivers moved to Eastbourne. All the Seaford diagrams were transferred to Brighton and Brighton to release 2 diagrams to Eastbourne.

LONDON TO BRIGHTON SPEED RUN

On 26th March 1994, an 8 car 319 units 008 & 009, set a new fasted recorded time between London Bridge to Brighton with a journey time of 37 minutes and 57 seconds. 

This record stood until 2005

Jim Rowe Collection 

The last Southern Region Sectional Council 'B' 1994

Left - Right Tony Allen (Brighton), Tommy Taylor (Grove Park), Jim Rowe (Basingstoke), 

Derrick Fullick Gen. Sec., 

Arthur Brockman (Guildford), Ron Lifford (Battersea)  and Billy Eames (London Bridge).

 

 With the disbanding of the old Southern Region Sectional Council "B" into Company based Drivers Functional Council in 1994. 

Above is the newly elected South Central DFC 

Left~Right: D.F.C. Tony Allen (Seaford), Billy Eames (Norwood (L. Bdg.), Graham Morris (London Bridge), Lew Adams (GS), Len Worboys (DS No.1) & Bill MacKenzie (EC No.1).


Jim Rowe Collection

Billy Eames 

Southern Region Section Council 'B' / South Central D.F.C. passed away 1st May 1994

Extracted and adapted from


BRIGHTON BRANCH MEETING

 MAY 9th 1994

Members also wished recorded their deep sadness over the death of Bro. W. Eames our D.F.C. Secretary and A.S.L.E.F.

BRIGHTON BRANCH MEETING MAY 9th 1994

South Central (D.F.C.) casual vacancy.

Following the reading of the two candidates address the following proposal was called. Proposed P. Horan & Seconded S. Fuller.

“That this branch nominates Bro. R. Luxford of Three Bridges for this position.” 

 

Horsham Train Crew & Platform Staff photographed on 22nd June 1994 during the R.M.T.'s Signalmans Strike:

Standing Tony Hooper, Brian Boxall, Mark Hateley(?), Dennis Watts, Unknown(1), Graham Holmes, Graham Richardson (Guard), Chris Bassett, Ron Trotman, 

Dick Ford, Geoff Waters (Trainman "G"), Reg Hampshire,

Mick Hockley & Brian Flack (Trainman "G").

Front Keith Hollingsworth, John Spears & Unknown(2).

Graham Court Collection

Eastbourne Driver Graham Court at Steatham Hill depot in July 1994..

Railway accidents on British Railways

Southern Region 


Central Division



Cowden 15th October 1994 

Involving Norwood MT Drivers David Rees & Brian Barton, & 

Norwood Trainman John “Starbuck"  Brett - Andrews 

SEE SUB PAGE


 RETIRING BRIGHTON A.S.L.E.F. MEMBERS OF 1994

Left - Right: Bill MacKenzie (A.S.L.E.F. E.C. Member District No.1 (Brighton Branch), 

Chris Newton (Brighton Branch Secretary), Ron Rabbetts, Billy Kenchington, Tony West 

(A.S.L.E.F. Assitant General Secretary (Stratford Branch), Len Warboys (Distict No. 1 

Secretary (Portsmouth Branch), Gordon Hoad, Peter Pollard, Geoff Reynolds, Bert Long 

& George Hards.

RON RABBETTS COLLECTON

Graham Eccles (Divisional Manager), Ron Rabbetts, Mrs. Rabbetts, Tony West (AGS) 

& Len Worboys (District No.1 Secretary)  

Ron served as Brighton No.1 Branch Chairman through the 1960s


RON RABBETTS COLLECTION

RETIRING DRIVERS BRIGHTON & EASTBOURNE

Left - Right Cyril Ring (Ebne), Peter Pollard, Ken Pellett, Mick Donnelly (Area Manager), 

Ron Rabbetts & Geoff “Killer” Reynolds

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