2005

DESIGNED BY BARNHAM DRIVER BOB DORKINGS

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


MAY 2005

BRIGHTON 


PETER KIMBLE


Peter passed away over Easter Sunday after being off sick and been told that he had stomach 

cancer.

Peter was a liked member of the train crew department at Brighton, having joined the railway 

in 1974. He became a secondman and then was passed as a driver for EMU Trains.

He was a very private person, tending to make friends away from the railway, but still would 

want to be looked upon as part of the depot.

Peter died at the young age of 46 and had only been off work for nine weeks. He remained a 

single man, choosing to live and care for his mother. Peter also leaves a brother and sister for 

whom he cared greatly. He passed away with his family at his bedside. 

Chris Newton.

Staff Side Secretary 

Brighton

The Associated Train Crew Union was founded by disaffected train drivers and other train crew members, who were previously members of A.S.L.E.&F. and the R.M.T. In the initial years they attracted a fair numbers of members across the country, with a branch being opened in Brighton. The impact with the various depots become non effective and slowly their members returned back to A.S.L.E.&F. and the R.M.T.

A.T.C.U. Claimed to be One Union with One Voice. The harsh reality they were “Non Union” with “No Voice”. 

PETER MANTELL
BRIGHTON DRIVER 

Brighton driver Peter Mantell, On Sunday 11th September 2005, whilst driving the “Speed Run” event driving Class 37 set a quicker record of 36 minutes and 56 seconds between London Bridge and Brighton

DESIGNED BY BARNHAM DRIVER BOB DORKINGS

Left ~ Right: Eastbourne Drivers Andy Snelling & Adrian Durrant 

Eastbourne messroom 27.09.05

 Horsham Drivers Ken Hall & Malcolm Gurr

 in the Malt Sidings c2005

Designed by
 Barnham Driver Bob Dorkings

Tolpuddle Martyrs Rally c2005

Mark Thompson (in orange anorak) John Osborne (holding banner left handside)



Colin Price Collection

Horsham Driver Biff Manvell 

At Havant with The Southern Belle on 17th September 2005

This was a farewell tour of the Kent Coasters (C.E.P.s) were introduce on the Southern 

Region between 1951/57. They were initially were built for the electrification of the coastal 

towns in Kent and were later used across the Southern Region.

  OLIVER ASHMOLE COLLECTION


The liveries of the three Brighton Companies depots

Railway accidents on 


Southern


Lewes 30th November 2005 




A NEAR MISS AT LEWES


30th NOVEMBER 2005


The RAIB investigation into the SPAD at Lewes on 30 November 2005 which resulted in a 

near miss with another train has been undertaken in parallel with an investigation into the 

S.P.A.D. incident at Esher on 25 November 2005 and a general investigation into the causes 

of adhesion-related station overrun and SPAD incidents during autumn 2005. This report 

focuses on the results of the investigation into the Lewes incident alone.

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