Thanks David, I'm just pleased to have filmed them... if I'd known then what I know now I'd have filmed a lot more!
re: the door closing bleeps, chimes and vocal exhortations, I suppose it was a case of people (in those days) not missing what they did not know.
I sometimes find the constant announcements somewhat irksome - this is because when filming I feel bad if I miss the start of the announcement and also if I film the train in a way which means that I miss the end of the announcement. Such woes were less common in those day.
Crumbs! I just realised how old I am. I remember the fitting of the J Door seals and the Fire Extinguisher Pods in the J doors - would glass as the seal be allowed now?. Did I really work the call points before the advent of these? As for the graffiti on the trains - didn't happen in my early days.
I liked the mention of the Marble Arch - Liverpool Street reversers - solid tunnel no daylight. Reminded me of my callpoint years at Leicester Square - winter early turn meant down the hole at Barons Court about 06:30 - finish 15:00+ and back out of the pipe towards home sometime after 16:00 depending on shift change - could often go 5 or 6 days without seeing daylight - happy days!
Excellent videos brought back lots of memories of 56/59/62 tube stock.
In my early Piccadilly years consecutive trains could be 1938 followed by 1956 - 1959 - 1962 or 1973 stocks - variety is the spice - as they say.
Also leads me to recall Leicester Square callpoint - Night Shift was a doddle - 23:00 start - last train around midnight - head down until first train about 06:00ish. Unlikely to get a call before shift change around 07:00.
I remember one late turn 1500/23:00 got a call about 22:30 - stalled train at Piccadilly Circus - train dislodging negative rail - cab to the Circus - assisted with moving the train with what shoes it had left - rode with train to depot arrived about 02:00/03:00 - clean up, report write, cup of tea and back on first train to callpoint where the early turn had already booked in - quick change - home and back on duty 15:00 that afternoon.
The film footage is/was a helpful reminder of what the 62ts could do in regard to transporting people along the Central line and also reminded me of what Liverpool Street and Bank stations were like before London Underground got round to modernising two of the busiest stations on the network. I had quite forgotten how grim (dilapidated) these two major stations were pre-refurbishment.
Apologies if the reference to Liverpool Street and Bank stations pre-refurbishment has taken this thread OT.