While Brighton is synonymous with EMUs and commuter trains, over the years there has also been some limited freight and parcels traffic and, eventually, the reintroduced direct services to the Midlands and North West introduced further variety to the scene.
Andy Gibbs, as a former employee of British Rail and a local to the area, has been able to document the changing rail scene around Brighton over many years. These previously photographs will delight local enthusiasts and offer a tantalising glimpse into times gone by for those from further afield.
Born in Brighton and with transport in the blood, it wasn’t a surprise that after sixth-form Andy Gibbs ended up working for British Rail. After a varied career that spanned over thirty-seven years, he has now retired to York with his wife.