Vintage Diesel train visits Brighton as part of Haywards Heath 175 celebrations. 

Posted On 18 Sep 2016 at 5:03 pm

A 1950’s diesel train thundered into Brighton Station this afternoon. 

Class 201 No 1001 and named ‘Thumper’ based on the noise it makes whilst in motion, spent much of today ferrying passengers between Haywards Heath and Ardingly. 

Ardingly station hasn’t been open to passengers for over  half a century, but  is still used as a freight terminal. 

Haywards Heath has been celebrating its 175th Anniversary all weekend 


  1. Dom Kaos Reply

    There’s no picture credit: who should I contact to discuss using picture no. 2 as part of a 2017 calendar?

  2. Tim Hodges Reply

    Hi Dom,

    It’s my picture. I’m Tim, sports writer for Brighton & Hove News.

    You can get me at

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