I hope it's okay to post this but many of you may never have travelled on the old District Line trains with their distinctive sounds.
Someone very lovely on YouTube has posted what appears to be an old LT video, I particularly like the segment towards the end with lots of footage of the dark, cold winter of 1982. The glow of the bulbs in an R Stock train at Hammersmith look particularly cosy.
Still looking for the holy grail, full line cabviews video of Underground lines from the 60's, 70's or early 80's. They probably don't exist.
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Well that was rather fun. I only have a tiny memory of the old District Line stock. We had a school trip to London and were based near Gloucester Rd stn. For some mad reason I ended up doing "naviagtion duty" for the entire party despite never having been to London before nor used the Tube . My only tiny glimpses of the old stock was at Gloucester Rd station. Don't think I rode on it. By the time I came to London full time it had gone. The old stock had a "certain style" didn't it?
I agree with others that the arcing was pretty spectacular. Never heard of a train welding itself to the rails though in my time at LU.
Looking at the shots of Sarah Siddons whizzing about I get the sense that the people driving were having a wail of a time hurtling through those outer Met stations at top whack.
I can't help wondering if the film is one of those made by Online Video many years ago.
I am not certain however.
I recall trying to record the sound of these trains (the constant whine of the electrics, etc) but I only had one of those large hand held "ghetto blaster" music things (radio and cassette tape) and it let me down. Anyway, it was a hell of a brute to carry... a foot high, 15 or more inches wide and heavy! In later years I got hold of a small Sony Walkman sized cassette machine and used a plug in microphone, but whilst this worked well enough it was too late for the CO/CP and R stocks. They had already gone...
Post by superteacher on Sept 19, 2016 11:46:37 GMT
This was the Underground that used to fascinate me. It still does now, but there was something about the system back then that will never be the same again. The Northern line shots are so nostalgic, and the mystery of never knowing what type of train may turn up: 38, 56, 59, 72 Mk 1 or 72 Mk 2.
Severe Delays are occurring to my thought patterns due to overworking and long hours!
A very nice compilation, if not very evenly spread over the network. How grey, unhurried and uncrowded everything was then, and how much better dressed all and sundry (except gricers). Oxford Circus with a handful of people at 16.40 on ANY day? Couple of points When and why was "train red" replaced by "bus red"? Why were A stock roofs painted purple? How much better the stock looked with London Transport in gold than the in-you-face unlettered roundel (same with the buses...).