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25 Years of Southern Electric Dvd
Filmed in and around London.
Commemorating the end of slam door electrics operating on Southern Region in 2005 with footage recorded in and around London over a period of twenty-five years between 1979 and 2004.
This programme tells the story of the various designs of slam door stock including BEPs, CEPs, CIGs, EPBs, and VEPs as well as class 73 electro diesel locomotives working Gatwick Expresses.
Also glimpses of the new electric multiple units that are being introduced to replace the ageing slam door stock.
By the end of 2005 all slam door stock trains had been withdrawn, we see them taken over by their modern counterparts, such as the class 375, 377, 444, 450, 460 and the class 458 itself not expected to last long on Southern metals.
We see the last remaining CEPs, CIGs and VEPs running.
Also seen is the last few remaining class 73s on the Gatwick Express out of Victoria Station.
With privatisation of the railways in the 1990s, the private companies such as Connex, Stagecoach and Govia added a splash of colour to their trains.
We pay a visit to the Cannon Street Exhibition where the preserved 2BIL and 4SUB is seen running the shuttle service to and from London Bridge.
Scenes include 4LAVs at Clapham Junction.
EPBs at Holbourn Viaduct.
Snow Hill tunnels before they were taken over by Thameslink, for their cross London rail link from Brighton, Sutton, Bedford and Luton.
Slam door electrics were completely withdrawn by 2005.
Here we see farewell to CEP’s, CIG’s and VEP’s on their routes in and out of London.
Also shown are class 73 electro diesel locomotives working the Gatwick Express.
Plus a look at EPB units as well as a look at the up to date electric multiple units in which they are replaced by.
Approx. 57 minutes.
This new dvd is being sold with full permission of Heritage in Motion incorporating A&J Video.