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One of the early most commonly used engines of the LB&SCR (London, Brighton & South Coast Railway) were the Stroudly 0-4-2 D1 class engines which were called 'Gladstones' after the first of their type. They were frequent visitors through Emsworth hauling express Brighton to Portsmouth passenger trains. 'Gladstone' No. 175 was named Hay/ing. This engine was named after Sir Allen Sane, a director of the LB&SCR.
By Alf- Harris