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« on: September 29, 2019, 08:26:36 AM »
Horsham Flyer, Steyning Stinker, whatever your name was for it thisíll bring back memories. For me it was missing the earlier electric train and risk being late for school by catching the later steam train and one glorious summerís day sunday school outing sandwiched between two exciting journeys in creaking carriages to and from Bramber Castle:-

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2019, 11:26:52 AM »
Excellent! It certainly brought back a few memories for me. I travelled on the "Stinker" between Shoreham & Steyning every school day for several years during the 1950s.

We didn't realise at the time that it was unusual by using the 'push-pull' system whereby the train could be controlled from either end depending on the direction of travel. The fireman naturally remained in the loco whichever end of the train it was.
The image below shows the control cab in the front/rear coach (courtesy of the Bluebell Railway website).

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 03:31:06 PM »
When this train used the line to Horsham , it often stopped just a 100 yards south of the Signal Box/ railway crossing gates. On numerous occasions, because the Coal was plied high on the tender, some fell onto the reack as the driver/ stoker fed the boiler, our household benefitted from the coal spill.