One of the main reasons for doing these web sites is to try and explain to everybody the history of the footplate grades, the conditions they had to work in and the creation of the A.S.L.E.F. branches within the Brighton & Sussex area.

I am therefore very grateful for people sending me personal photos from their personal collection and for allowing me to display them on the web sites. But unfortunately what is missing, are the stories that accompany them. What I want to do is to try and remedy this by starting to record the remaining stories that are still out there, before they too are lost in the midst of time.

I have added some information about some of the drivers that I know and the comments that have already have been sent to me.

If you too have any stories about your own working life on the footplate, the people that you worked with and the conditions you had to work in please send me and I will post, on the web site.

If you are interested in helping me in capturing these stories by any means possible please let me know.


                            Click on the icon above for  

the history of the Brighton Branch of ASLEF  


                           Click on the icon above for

the Sussex Motive Power Depots & ASLEF Branches 

 This page features Drivers, Firemen, Secondmen & Trainmen

who have left Brighton depot(s), and shows them at their current depot and any other depot in between (outside of the Sussex area) 


For Brighton footplatementhat have moved to within the Sussex area go to the web link at the top of this page










Andy Gregg


For more details, please email me at



Click on the icon above for

the history of the Brighton Branch of ASLEF

Click on the icon above for

the Sussex Motive Power Depots & ASLEF Branches

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