Southern Way Issue 13

Mike King. BR Standard Mk 1 stock on the Southern Region 1951-1967. Part 1: 'Wessex': the four coach sets of 1952: the three coach sets of 1954-1957: non-corridor stock. 6-15.

Royal Wessex composite S15021 in carmine & cream livery 6
Royal Wessex all-first S13003 in carmine & cream livery at Clapham Junction 6
Wessex brake third as brake second in green livery on Waterloo-Swanage service S34156 9
Royal Wessex kitchen car S80009 when new possibly at Doncaster 10
Resstaurant second S1010 (identical originally to Wessex car S1013 in green livery at Exeter Central 12
Brake third S34276 in carmine & cream livery leaving Exeter Central on Plymouth-Brighton service 13
Brake third S35015 in carmine & cream livery in set 515 at Salisbury in late 1956 or early 1957 14
Exmouth branch non-corridor second S46285 in green livery at Sidmouth Junction on 16 June 1963 15
S1000S with plastic body at rear of West London line train at Clapham Junction on 10 May 1966 15

The non-corridor stock was employed on the Exeter to Exmouth branch, but a few vehicles were used on Oxted services, in the trains used for Kensington Olympia from Clapham Junction and during the final years of steam on Basingstoke commuter trains. S1000S with plastic (glass fibre) body worked both on Hayling Island and Kensington Olympia services

Atkins , Philip.
The man who really designed the Maunsell 'Moguls'.
William Glynn Hooley was born in Timperley in 1887 and died on 11 January 1936. Apprenticed at Beyer Peacock and then employed as a draughtsman. Left in 1911 to join Nasmyth Wilson & Co. Had mooved to Ashford in 1913 to joinn South Eastern & Chatham where Robert Surtees was still Chief Draughtsman. Notes that Surtees had been born in Newcastle and apprenticed at Robert Stephensonn & Co. and had lived in Hunslet when aged five'. Both Surtees

N1 class three-cylinder 2-6-0 No. 822: Works grey photograph 16
W.G. Hooley portrait 16
U class 2-6-0 No. 31794 on turntable at Eastleigh (Tony Molyneux) 18
Hooley original design for Z class 0-8-0T: diagram side & front/trar elevations 19
Z class 0-8-0T No. 30953 outside Templecmbe engine shed in May/June 1958 19
Hooley original design for V (Schools) class 4-4-0 with taper Belpaire boiler: diagram side & front/trar elevations 20
Hooley design for V (Schools) class 4-4-0 with taper round-topped boiler derived from King Arthur type: diagram side & front/trar elevations 20
U1 class 2-6-0 No. 31891 at London Bridge on 13.09 van train for Brighton 21
W class 2-6-4T being assembled at Ashford or Eastleigh 22
W class 2-6-4T No. 1917 22
K class 2-6-4T No. 804 River Tamar 23

Nick Holliday. Drewry inspection car 346S. 24-6
There were two vehicles: 346S and 347S. The North Stafforshire Railway had a very similar vehicle: Dewry WN 1200. It is possibly related to the arrival of C.G. Rose as Assistant Engineer having come from the LBSCR at Brighton Works.

Standard 20 HP Drewry car 24
LBSC inspection car at Christ's Hospital 24
346S at Wimbledon on up South Western main line during General Strike on 8 May 1926 (H.C. Casserley) 25
346S at Stewarts  Lane in Spring 1949 25

Ventnor West. 27

James (Jim) Lester. Westward Ho! — in retrospect (Southern Region engineman). 28-37
Author of Southern Region engineman.

Three modes of transport: King Arthur on embankment with express; Austin AME 857 with open sunroof and windscreen and boyish female in shorts 28
Driover Jim Lester; Bulleid light Pacific No. 34067 Tangmere on The Cathedrals Express 29
No. 34067 on scrap road at Eastleigh shed with 8F 2-8-0 30
No. 34067 Tangmere post Barry restoration 30
No. 34007 Wadebridge leaving Whitchurch North with an up stopping train 31
T9 No. 30729 at Andover with local freight in 1957 32
T9 No. 30289 at Salisbury shed on turntable nnd adjacent coaling system with overhead bucket conveyor 33
King Arthur No. 30451 Sir Lamorak near Gillingham with train containg at least six hotseboxes 35
M7 No. 30021 at Seaton Junction with push & pull for Seaton 37

Allan Cobb: a photographic tribute. 44-51.
Following are photographs from Cobb's collection and were taken by others: those of Sevenoaks accident show a very different world with a large number of onlookers from the road and bridge above the railway.

SECR D class 4-4-0 No. 75 with Allan Cobb shovelling coal on tender 44
Female carriage cleaners at London Bridge in 1918 45
Bricklayers Arms new turntable 29 October 1922 45
Press image Tattenham Corner with two Pullman car trains 46
Press image Tattenham Corner with Pullman car train headed by N class No. 812 and siding filled with horseboxes 46
Allan Cobb walking towards camera past wreckage of Sevenoaks accident 47
Jack-knifed carriages with Pullman Carmen weedged against bridge 48
Steam crane lifting vehicles past debris 48-50
Plan of acciident (from newspaper or journal) 50
Lord Nelson class with headboard including Unites States flag hauling Royal Train formed of Pullman cars near Fleet 51
Allan Cobb at lunch meeting on 11 December 1943 51

Tom Hennington. Stories from East Grinstead ticket office. 52

John Minnis. Selsdon Road to East Grinstread in 1884 — Parrt 2. 53-60.
Photographs from RCHS Spence Collection

Marden Park Viaduct 53
St. Margaret's Junction 54
Looking north east from St. Margaret's Junction 55
Overbridge just north of Dormans station and signal box 56
Underbridge between Dormans and Lingfield 56
Underbridges over stream and road near Lingfield with girl carrying milk pails 57
Bridge carrying SER Tonbridge to Redhill line over railway with road bridge in distance (looking south) 58
Bridge carrying line over a stream south of Crowhurst Junction 59
Looking along ballasted track near Crowhurst Junction (ballast covering majority of sleepers) 59
Cooks Pond ssteel girder viaduct with briak pillars 60

Bournemouth Central, 1955: a  sad case of déjê vu. 61-8.
Collision on 22 January 1955 between a 06.30 passenger train from Weymouth hauled by H15 4-6-0 No. 30485 and light engine N15 No. 30783 Sir Gillemere. Accident blocked entrance to locomotive depot and main exit from Bournemouth, Mr Pringle was shedmaster. Photographs by C.P. Boocock unless stated otherwise. Accident rreport by Colonel McMullen blamed driver of No. 30783 for failure to observe ground signal.

H15 4-6-0 No. 30485 lying partly on its side and light engine N15 No. 30783 Sir Gillemere with two cranes. 61
Plan of track layout of accident 62
Front ends of both locomotives with crane hook (Russell Burridge) 63
Cylinder off No. 30783 and bent connecting rod in six foot (Russell Burridge) 63
View of cranes at work from central signal box 64
View from platform on Monday 24 January with No. 30485 rerailed using two cranes 65
Abhortive first lift 66
Damage to No. 30783 66
Three cranes with No. 30485 66
Abhortive first lift 67
No. 30485 back on rails (Russell Burridge) 67
Cylinder off No. 30783 (Russell Burridge) 67
Bournemouth Central on 15 August 1959 with M7 No. 318 (error in caption?) 69

David Monk-Steel. Flooding in North Kent, 1953. 70-85.
The North Sea storm surge of February 1953 caused widespread damage and loss of life in Eastern England and the Netherlands including that on the Eastern Section of the Southern Region.

Flooded track at Reculver 70
Displaced track at Reculver 70
Displaced track at Reculver 72
Displaced track at Reculver 72
Poster notifying sections closed due to flood damage 72
Chalk quarry at Knockholt with excavator and train 74
Chalk quarry at Knockholt with diesel shunter and train 74
Unloading chalk at Birchington 75
No. 30-770 Sir Prianius with train being loaded with chalk at Manston 76
Ballast train at Clapham Junction 76
Poster notifying partial resoration of train services with bus connections 77
Earthmover and SECR trollley at Recuvers 78
W class No. 31913 on chalk empties at Petts Wood on 28 March 1953 78
Canterbury Loop signalling notice and diagram 80
Reinstated Canterbury Loop on 22 February 1953 81
Reinstated Canterbury Loop on 22 February 1953 81
Push & pull set No, 714 with M7 No. 30129 at Chestfield & Swalecliffe on 16.06 Faversham to Herne Bay 82
Push & pull set No, 714 with M7 plus another three coach push & pull set (caption states at Chestfield but is clearly incorrect) 82
C class 0-6-0 No. 31461 departing Herne Bay with 17.34 to Faversham opn 2 May 1953 83
Fngineers construction cam near Reculvers formed of six former coaches with bunks replacing former interiors 83
Looking east from mile post 67 showing new chalk wall and Reculvers distant signal 84
Reculvers signal box 84
New chalk wall between Reculvers and Birchington with floodlight towers formed of scaffolding 84
Poster notifying restoration of services from 21 May 1953 85
Kearnsey Loop Junction 85

Graham Hatton. Permanent way notes: Borough Market Junction, London Bridge. 86-91
Very high usage track with 100 trains per hour and 1000 per day. Signal box closed on 16 April 1976 and was subsequently moved with its equipment to the National Railway Museum in York.

Junction viewed from signal box with lines for Charing Cross and Cannon Street diverging photographed in 1942 86
Junction looking towards signal box and London Bridge with renewal of manganese steel castings in 1944 in progress 87
Switches and crossings for rrenewal of Borough Market Junction being assembled in New Cross Yard in February 1954 87
Junction looking towards Cannon Street with renewal of manganese steel castings in 1944 in progress; engineers' train on Waterloo East line 88
Steam crane at work on junction: manual auger, T hammer and keying hammer in foreground 89
1944 work almost complete with signal box in sight 90
Temporary ground frame at Borough Market Junction during renewal work in 1944 with steam crane in background 90
Borough Market with Alfred Shread Ltd. with Jaffa oranges 91
Borough Market with Alfred Shread Ltd. with boxes of bananas and apples and sacks of potatoes 91

Terry Cole's rolling stock file No. 13: strengthening vehicles. 96-7.
Most Southern trains ran as sets, but strengthening vehicles were maintained to ease over-crowding.

S194S began as LSWR 48ft 8-compartment third No. 88 but was rebuilt in 1935 on new underframe as 9-compartmnt third with lavatories at Horsted Keynes (condemned) 96
S974S at Sidmouth on 26 August 1959 96
S1314S at Padstow on 27 August 1962 97

Tony Goodyear. The Southern Railway: from inception, through to Nationalisation and beyond. Part 3 — the priorities. 98-109