The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway evokes many different images, for it was essentially a railway of contrasts - for some it represented holidays to the South Coast resorts of Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and Worthing that were all in their heyday, and for others it was a commuter line, taking them on their daily journey through the sprawling South London suburbs to work in the City. This album seeks to capture these contracts from the urban landscape of South London to the heart of rural Sussex, from the rolling Downland to the wooded valleys of the Weald and from high society on a visit o the races at Epsom to day-trippers escaping the dirt and grime of London for the sea air of Brighton. As well as the variety of landscapes and passengers which gave the line its character, this book also looks at the development of the LB&CSR's locomotives over some sixty years. Because of their stylish appearance and the fact that many of them wee named after districts served by the railway, they had a particular appeal to the public that was not limited to the railwayists of the day. Trains, too, varied greatly - from the sublime in the shape of the magnificent 'Southern Belle, to the rather more prosaic suburban services.
The Official Guide to the London Brighton South Coast Railway and the Newhaven Route to Rouen Paris and the Continent
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: LB&SCR A1 class, List of Craven locomotives, List of LB&SCR A1 class locomotives, List of LB&SCR D1 class locomotives, LB&SCR K class, List of early locomotives of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway, LB&SCR B4 class, LB&SCR L class, LB&SCR E2 class, LB&SCR D3 class, LB&SCR I3 class, LB&SCR E4 class, List of LB&SCR B1 class locomotives, LB&SCR Belgravia class, LB&SCR I2 class, LB&SCR B2 class, LB&SCR C class, LB&SCR H1 class, LB&SCR E1 class, LB&SCR H2 class, LB&SCR G class, LB&SCR J1 class, LB&SCR C2 class, LB&SCR D2 class, LB&SCR E5 class, LB&SCR C1 class, LB&SCR E3 class, LB&SCR C3 class, LB&SCR E6 class, LB&SCR I1 class, LB&SCR Richmond class, List of LB&SCR D2 class locomotives. Excerpt: The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) A1 Class is an English class of 0-6-0T steam locomotive. Designed by William Stroudley, 50 members of the class were built in 1872 and between 1874 and 1880, all at Brighton Works. The class have received several nicknames, initially being known as "Rooters" by their south London crews. However, the engines were more famously known as "Terriers" on account of the distinctive 'bark' of the exhaust beat. Later in their careers, some engines were known as "Hayling Billy" on account of their work on the Hayling Island branch line. A pub of this name on the island was briefly home to the engine which is now No.W8 Freshwater. After displacement from their original workings out of London Bridge and London Victoria by more powerful locomotives from the D class and the early stages of the LB&SCR overhead electrification scheme, some representatives of the class were sold to other operators, while the majority of the remainder were put to work on branch lines in Sussex and on non-revenue earning work such as shunting. With these new uses being found, the class remained in use ...
Reports from the Commissioners
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons