Names on the buses

613 John Saxby

Connections with Brighton and Hove : There is a modest plaque on the west side of Brighton Station to a man of whom most people have never heard. But without the work of John Saxby, train travel would be a good deal less safe than it is today. Born in Brighton, Saxby continued to live in the town when he became one of the pioneers, with John Farmer, of railway safety developing the concept of interlocking by which signals and points are interconnected. Thus it should be impossible to set up conflicting routes whereby trains might become derailed or crash into each other. of railway signalling. The first application of his system was at Bricklayers Arms in 1856. Their firm, Saxby and Farmer, formed in 1863, later became the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company.

613 Scania Omnidekka carried name since delivery in July 2003, repainted into Metro 49 livery May 2007. Repainted into standard livery October 2009. Bus sold in September 2015.

A Saxby Signalbox