|c. March 1961||Ivatt 2-6-2T first recorded
on the Steyning Line
Last M7 ?
|Trainspotter's Guide to Brighton Shed (75A)|
|15 June 1961||Brighton locomotive shed was closed on 15 June 1961, but remained in use for stabling steam locomotives until 1964 and later demolished on the 14th August 1966.||P class 31556
withdrawn from service from the Brighton shed on 30 June 1961]
P class 31323 also photographed at Shoreham (Kingston wharf) and 1557 pre-1948.
|End of 1962||Many older steam locomotives withdrawn from service||Steam locomotives still stabled at Brighton during 1963|
|27 March 1963||Beeching Plan announced|
|6 January 1964||WC expresses may be hauled by Bulleid electric locomotives on the Brighton calling into Portsmouth portion, or changing to steam at Chichester.|
|3 April 1964||Evening Star went through
(reported, not seen)
|3 May 1964||Railway line to Steyning & Horsham ceased steam locomotive operation||Ivatt 41313, 41294
Horsham steam shed closed on 12 June 1964
|15 June 1964
3 July 1964
|Brighton shed closed.
Lancing Belle ran for the last time as a special train ino the Works
|Ivatt 41326, 41327,
E4 32468, 32503
|January 1965||Steam train freight recorded through Shoreham (Chichester to Hove)||http://www.flickr.com/photos/70607220@N04/6436025147/
cf. Redhill to Reading steam passenger traffic did not cease until 3 January 1965
Three Bridges shed closed to steam on 27 January 1964
|1965||Shoreham goods yard closed|
|11 March 1965||Last railway coach repaired
Lancing Carriage Works closure on 25 June 1965.
1965, Brighton to Plymouth express may have been steam hauled sometimes
Feb 65 Oct 65 Feb 66
Summer 1965, report of diesel locomotives only at Brighton. A steam locomotive from the Lewes tracks may have visited Brighton regulary until June 1965 with an early morning parcels trains. And visiting steam locomotives on holiday specials to Brighton maybe?
30/06/66, most of the Brighton shed track had been removed.
|13 June 1965
5 December 1965
5 March 1966
|Steam ceased on the Horsham
to Guildford line
Last steam train on the Steyning Line (no details)
Railway line to Steyning & Horsham ceased passenger traffic prior to complete closure
|Steam ceased entirely in
Only the freight line from Shoreham to Beeding Sidings at Shoreham Cement Works remained open until 1980 ?
|30 April 1966
(end of the winter timetable)
|Regular steam trains ceased
through Shoreham as the expresses ceased steam operation
|Steam operation of the West
Country expresses recommenced at the beginning of the winter 1965 timetable.
Ceased late April (last known date: 30th) or early May ? 1966
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12539964@N02/1301861599/ (Feb 66)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dave-hill/7478918264 (April 66 near Chichester)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/trevs_trains/1794565870/ (30 April 1966 at Chichester)
Brighton locomotive shed was closed on 15 June 1961, but remained in use for stabling steam locomotives until 1964 and later demolished on the 14th August 1966.
|11 June 1966||Last steam train passes through Shoreham||34012 Launceston. Special to Blandford Forum|
|1968||Kingston railway sidings closed|
|9 July 1967||Last regular steam train on the Southern Region||Pic|
|May 1980 (rail connection
1991 (Works closed)
|Freight line from Shoreham to Beeding Sidings at Shoreham Cement Works closed.|