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London, Brighton and South Coast Railway

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April 1893.
Latest locomotive. Picture published in 1894.
1897. The locomotive 'Hackworth'.
1903. Balham to Croydon Widening.
1903. New bridges.
1905. No. 1 built by Beyer, Peacock and Co.


Atlantic Type Locomotive. 1906.
July 1908.
1909. Electric train.
1909. First-class smoking department.
1909. Third-class carriage.
1909. 'Grosvenor', one of the coaches of the Southern Belle Express.
1909. 'Alberta', one of the cars interiors of the coach 'Grosvenor'.
1909. Motor train on the Epson Down branch.
August 1911.
September 1913.
May 1917.
January 1918.
January 1918.
January 1918.
February 1918.

of London Bridge Railway Station, London.

See Brighton Works

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SC Railway) (commonly known as "The Brighton line"), was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1846 to 1923. [1]

Its territory formed a rough triangle, with London at its apex and practically the whole coastline of Sussex as its base. It was bounded on its western side by the lines of the London and South Western Railway; on its eastern by the South Eastern Railway (later the South Eastern and Chatham Railway). It supplied the most direct routes to the South Coast seaside resorts of Brighton, Eastbourne and Worthing among many others. At the London end was a complicated suburban and outer-suburban network of lines.

The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) was formed by Act of Parliament on 27 July 1846, through the amalgamation of a number of pre-existing railway companies.

These were:

1846 The company was incorporated.

1875 See 1875 Number of Locomotives, The Portsmouth Waterside Extension Railway.[2].

1888 See Locomotive Stock June 1888

1908 The company owns 431 miles of road (track), and jointly with others, 38 miles more. [3]

1909 The London Brighton and South Coast Railway introduced an electrification system using AEG as the electrical contractor with power supplied by the local authority. Following testing on the South London line in 1909 public services commenced there and to Crystal Palace by 1911. A high voltage distribution system of 25Hz at 6666.66V was used. By 1925 the overhead system had reached Coulsdon and Sutton.[4]. Electrified carriages built by Metropolitan Amalgamated Railway Carriage and Wagon Co

1920 Article on their Brighton and Lancing Works in War Time in The Engineer. [5]

1923 Became part of the Southern Railway

Locomotive Superintendents

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. The Engineer 1876/10/06
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. [2] Southern Railway
  5. The Engineer 1920/06/04 p568 & p578