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Lost Lines Around London Dvd
This is the fourth in the highly popular ‘Lost London’ series.
It looks at some of the minor lines around the Metropolis.
Some have gone and other survive but in a greatly changed state.
Some had steam trains, others diesel or electric.
Introduced by Jim Connor of the ‘London Railway Record’ magazine.
We visit the following lines and branches:
West Drayton to Staines West.
Uxbridge Vine Street on its last day.
Hounslow West, the original station.
Belmont to Harrow (‘new’ archive footage).
Croxley Green Brand and Depot showing BR trains.
The 1938 Tube stock still running to Watford Junction.
The line that never happened – Edgware to Bushey.
The 1935 New Works.
Huge concrete flyover constructions were finally demolished and the Aldenham Depot (later Bus Works) was pulled down.
Aylesbury High Street Station on its last day.
Drayton Park Depot on the last day of 1938.
Tube trains, the Ongar Branch, with three different films made in the steam era.
Then the story since with the last train leaving in 1994.
We follow with what has happened with scenes filmed since then.
Kensington-Olympia steam services for Post Office workers.
Then briefly – a tour of South London visits Bricklayers Arms.
Plus Smithfield Market once had trains arriving in its basement at a special goods platform.
We see meat going up a hoist.
New footage shot today shows the surviving remains.
Coulsdon North Station and trains.
Elmers End to Addiscombe and Wimbledon to West Croydon closed recently, most of which will be incorporated into Croydon Tramlink.
On the last day of service on both branches our cameras were at various locations.
Witness the last train from West Croydon.
Approx. 56 minutes.
This new dvd is being sold with full permission of Heritage in Motion.