2019

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL

JANUARY 2019


Hoy! Where Eagles dare

Graham Hoy has retired after 49 years’ service. Hoysie started his railway career at 15 in April 1969 and passed out as driver in 1980, He spent his driving career at Victoria Central Battersea branch, went on to become LSR secretary for 20 years, h&s rep for 10, branch secretary from 1999 to 2013 and branch chair from 2014 to 2017. Graham will be truly missed with his fountain of knowledge and experience in collective bargaining procedures dating back to the early ’80s along with existing local agreements, rostering, diagramming scrutiny and representing drivers at disciplinary meetings and mediation, the list goes on. There are many drivers who owe their careers to Graham. 

Thank you, Hoysie, and have a long and happy retirement.

Pas Luongo

Branch Secretary

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


FEBRUARY 2019


Southern comfort


Three Southern Rail drivers based at Brighton, Richard Brown, Gary Harman and Richard 

Quinn rowed the 214 mile distance from London to Paris on Friday 11 and Saturday 12

 January to raise £2,000 for cancer Research UK. The three took it in turns in a 24-hour non-

stop rowathon at Brighton station.

Deborah Reay Collection
Bill MacKenzie (left) former E.C. President and Tony West (right (Stratford) former Assistant General Secretary

Retired Members Section campaigning for the government to fund the TV License for the 

over 75’s ‬

7th March 2019

Presentations made at the Brighton A.S.L.E.F. Reunion

7th May 2019


ALAN COOK COLLECTION


Dave Penny 40 years, Tony Farmer 40 years, Andy Butchers 20 years, Mick Whelan G.S. 

Marz Colombini E.C. Member, Simon Weller A.G.S., Dave Lace 35 years

 & Jem Hannam Branch Secretary.

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


JUNE 2019


Sharing a beer and a story or two


The ninth annual Brighton reunion took place on Tuesday 7 May at the Brighton Railway 
Club, offering a space for ASLEF members old and new to share a beer and a story or two. 
This event is not just about retired men and women but is very much about trying to gather 
together ASLEF members to show support and solidarity for a unique and important trade 
union. This year our GS presented badges to Andrew Butcher (20 years), Dave Lace (35), 
Dave Penny and Tony Farmer (40). A wonderful afternoon and, if you didn’t make it, there is 
always next year.

Jem Hannam, 

Branch Secretary

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


OCTOBER 2019


LONDON BRIDGE BRANCH


District Organiser 1 Graham Morris, who is also a member of London Bridge branch, recently awarded London Bridge Bro M.B.F. West his 40 year badge.

Ian Penovich 

London Bridge 

Branch Secretary

LOCOMOTIVE JOURNAL


DECEMBER 2019


MANY REASONS FOR S.P.A.D.’s

The causes of signals passed at danger are many and varied. One is, I believe, the worry of
keeping the train right time, made worse by the number of delay slips sent out to drivers. I used to say to the newer drivers that it is better to fill out ten of these every day than have an incident. (You do not get many chances). I also told them it was better to hang back and not chase restrictive signals. Do driver managers and driver instructors do the same?

Jeff Veale

RMS Battersea

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