BRIGHTON & WEST WORTHING 

MOTORMEN SENIORITY

According to Brighton No.2 A.S.L.E.&F. Branch records 

and the 1925 Southern Railway Seniority Book  



BRIGHTON MOTORMEN

A.S.L.E.&F. MEMBERS

NAME

WALKENDEN, G.
NEWMAN, E.
COUGHTREY, W.
LEWRY, A.
BROOKS, W.S.
SMART, G.
BASSETT, J.
BEALL, H.
LEWERY, W.
BARBER, A
TESTER, W.
HOARE, W.
WALDRON, C.
HUTCHINGS, W.
WINTON, W.
GOATCHER, P.
GROVES, F.
MONET, J.
ROGERS, A.
BURTENSHAW, G
PERRIN, G.
FUNELL, B.
GREEN A.(J.) **
PARKER, W.
DOLEMORE, A.
KNOTT, E.
BOOKER F.E.
ODD, G.
ETHERINGTON B.W
BIGNELL, J.
RICKARD, H.
STURDY, G.
CLACK, A.H.
DANCE, G.
SAUNDERS, H (7.7.13)
LANGLEY, F.
OSBORNE J.
PARSONS, T. 
MANVILLE, E.F.
PIERCE, T. 
GRINHAM, A.
TILLEY, R.T.
LISHER, T.B.
BEENEY, E.W.*

SENIORITY

01/07/1892
29/03/1893
04/07/1893
09/04/1894
23/04/1894
14/06/1897
21/06/1897
12/07/1897
23/07/1897
02/12/1897
19/05/1898
20/06/1898
05/12/1898
23/02/1899
28/06/1899
--/11/1899
11/12/1899
24/01/1900
24/01/1900
09/03/1900
29/06/1900
24/08/1900
01/05/1901
10/05/1901
17/05/1901
25/06/1901
22/07/1901
10/03/1902
25/08/1902
19/02/1903
17/03/1903
20/03/1903
03/07/1903
20/07/1903
27/07/1903
02/02/1904
11/03/1904
13/06/1904
13/07/1904
22/07/1904
25/06/1908
13/03/1911
03/07/1911

JOINED ASLEF

MAR 1925
OCT 1909
1909
SEPT 1933
1910
1913
1907
1907
JAN 1904
1905
JUL 1931
JUL 1919
JAN 1933
FEB 1912
JUL 1929
JUN 1906
SEPT 1923
JAN 1913
MAY 1909
1928
MAR 1934
APR 1934
JAN 1924
APR 1921
MAY 1929
JUN 1913
1907
JUNE 1926
JUNE 1926
1908
OCT 1933
NOV 1912
1923
1907
DEC 1930
AUG 1913
SEPT 1919
OCT 1923
DEC 1930
JAN 1914
OCT 1933
OCT 1933
SEPT 1919
1919

RETIRED/DIED

RETIRED 1938
RETIRED 1939
DIED 1938
RETIRED 1940
RETIRED 1942
RETIRED 1945
RETIRED 1949
RETIRED 1946
RETIRED 1946
RETIRED 1946
RETIRED 1946
RETIRED 1944
RETIRED 1945
RETIRED 1949
RETIED 1946
RETIRED 1948
RETIRED 1940
RETIRED 1947
RETIRED 1949
DIED 1935
RETIRED 1948
RETIRED 1940
RETIRED 1950
RETIRED 1948
RETIRED 1949
TFR '44 LOCO DPT
RETIRED 1948
RETIRED 1952
RETIRED 1949
DIED 1935
RETIRED 1953
RETIRED 1949
RETIRED 1952
DIED 1940
RETIRED 1950
RETIRED 1949
DIED 1945
RETIRED 1952
RETIRED 1948
RETIRED 1953
RETIRED 1952
RETIRED 1938
RETIRED 1954
RETIRED 1938

* Does not appear in the 1925 Southern Railway Seniority Book, 

may have been a Motormen in the London Area.

** More than one in book

 WEST WORTHING MOTORMEN

A.S.L.E.&F. MEMBERS

NAME

SADDLER, W.
FAIRHAL, W.E.
BARTRAM, E.J.
PEPPERELL, H.G.
MATTHEWS, J.
BRIDGER, C.H.
ROUTLEDGE, E.
TUPPER, B.W.
LONGHURST F.H.
BALL, G.
ANDREWS, G.A.
ROSE, A.F.
HARRIS, H.C
NEGUS, J.M.*

SENIORITY

22/11/1902
18/04/1906
16/07/1907
20/04/1908
28/8/12 or 30/06/06
27/01/1908
01/10/1909 
31/01/1910
13/02/1910
10/05/1910
16/05/1910
04/07/1910
29/07/1919
--/--/----

JOINED ASLE&F

JAN 1933
JAN 1931
JAN 1933
OCT 1933
JAN 1933
MAR 1934
JAN 1933
JAN 1933
JAN 1933
JAN 1933
JAN 1934
OCT 1933
JAN 1932
JAN 1933

RETIRED/DIED

DIED 1948
RETIRED 1945
DIED 1953
RETIRED 1957
RETIRED 1957
RETIRED 1947
RETIRED 1956
RETIRED 1947
DIED 1948
RETIRED 1956
RETIRED 1959
RETIRED 1958
RESIGNED 1937
DIED 1950

* Does not appear in the 1925 Southern Railway Seniority Book, 

may have been a Motormen in the London Area.

BRIGHTON DUAL LINK PROMOTION TO MOTORMAN
BOB DAINTY

When a driver got to the link prior to the “DUAL LINK” he had to opt to go into the Dual Link or wait where he was until a vacancy occurred in the link above, If he opted to go into the Dual Link he had to nominate the Motorman’s depot he wanted to go too. At Brighton, the Dual Link men would opt for West Worthing with a first preference move back to Brighton Motorman depot. By doing this they kept both West Worthing and Brighton Motorman’s depots a closed shop. When West Worthing depot got full of men that either lived closer or preferred the work, they would cancel their preference move back to Brighton, thus leaving Brighton Motorman’s depot open. Once a driver become a Motorman they would  remain a Motorman for the rest of their career. 

Similar arrangements may have existed at other locations, such as Bognor Dual Link drivers going to Littlehampton Motorman’s depot with a move back to Bognor. This is not confirmed

The Dual Link arrangements lasted up until 1961, when the Motorman’s grade was dissolved. Motorman who were already a Motorman prior to this date were protected and would only drive Electric Multiple Units. They also had the option to give up this status if when they decided to so. 

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