Above: The Lewes Road Signal box is seen here looking back along the cutting towards the tunnel under Ditchling Road, in 1954. The Box housed a 19 lever frame and dates from the time the Kemptown Branch was originally opened. The “stilts” variety of signal box was quite popular in the Brighton area, as similar structures could be seen at Lover’s Walk and the entrance to Brighton Station’s Goods Yards, mentioned elsewhere. The locomotive is an E4 class (No. 32511) at the head of a daily goods train to Kemptown Station.

 

 ABOVE: This map shows positions of items in the photos shown above, relative to Mayo Road & Prince’s Road in order to make it easier to compare to the modern map at the bottom of the page.

 

Above: Units 2A and 2B on the Centenary Industrial Estate, Hughes Road in January 2008. It is hard to believe, looking at the Industrial Estate in the present day, that any of the old railway workings ever existed. The signal box for the Branch, Goods and Coal Yard stood at what is now the right hand end of this block. The railway cutting, although not visible here, is just behind the block and runs left to right. Note the looming framework of the Hollingdean Waste Transfer Facility under construction in the background.

 

ABOVE: This map shows the position of units 2A & 2B relative to Prince’s Road & Mayo Road junction in order to make it easier to compare to the older map location shown at the top of the page.