Underground Trains Remembered Dvd




Steam on the Met.

Tube trains old and new.

Abandoned stations re-visited.

Why Elstree didn’t get on the Northern Line.

Other Underground systems.

Docklands Light Railway goes underground.

Today’s Underground in London has plenty to interest the railway enthusiast.

London underground is a system of which has been built up over many years since first opened in 1860’s although at first was only to be seen as a convenience and not glamorous.

This programme looks back at some of the old trains of which are now forgotten histories.

Archive footage of which some is black and white from the 1930s is placed for historical importance as well as other scenes such as steam on Chesham Branch much of which is only single line.

A look at Neasden depot who are preparing for recovery of a collision.

Kings Cross in 1966.

Rebuilding of Euston, Moorgate and Paddington also from 1966.

Footage of farewell tour featuring the remaining pannier steam locomotive tanks in 1970 are included and much, much more.

After a quick look round at Wembley today, we go back to 1960 and Alan Wilmott’s fine film of Chesham branch in steam days and now.

In wartime London tube trains carried people to work regardless of the air-raids going on above.

Many different train types can be seen.

London Transport used ex-Great Western Railway steam engines – the Panniers – up to 1971.

We see them on works trains and their final run through the City before disposal.

A steam train assists at a collision at Neasden station.

Today Met. Tank No. 1 is seen in use at Quainton Road Station.

The ‘New Works’ programme of 1935 involved tube trains taking over many steam suburban routes.

Some lines were completed – but what of Elstree, Edgware, Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace?

We have a report of the remains in 1960 and now.

A trip is taken up the Alexandra Palace line after closure to see the extent of the electrification.

Highgate High level and Park junction too.

Moving forward – the Victoria Line opened.

Heathrow gets a tube station.

BR takes over the Northern City line.

Then follows a long study of the Ongar branch in 1981.

Blake Hill still open and a flashback to steam days here.

The sorry state of some of London Transport’s stations are looked at and the refurbishment scheme, complete with buskers!

A visit is made to the old Wood Lane station platforms which closed in 1947, posters still readable!

The Post Office Railway is seen and a complete study of the Waterloo and City line is undertaken, including signal box and hoist workings.

Old tube stock still working on the Isle of Wight – the 1938 trains come back – Docklands Light Railway starts to dig underground.

Finally we take a look at the new prototype tube stock being tested now.

It is seen running up and down the Jubilee line.

There is much, much more in this programme, too much to list here!

Produced 1988.

Approx. 68 minutes.

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