Post by holborncentral on Oct 11, 2018 7:40:07 GMT
It's great to see all the old stuff and what the stations used to look like. I'm pretty sure was on those original D-stock trains when I was a kid. We would have been going from Wimbledon to South Kensington (to go to the museums) but I don't really remember it.
'Everybody's talkin' all this stuff about me, why don't they just let me live, I don't need permission, make my own decisions, that's my prerogative' - Britney Spears, My Prerogative
This was the first drivers eye view that I owned and I still have the VHS (and a means to play it!). I remember being a) confused as to why the H&C was being called the Metropolitan (the name change was a little before my time) and b) slightly disappointed that it stopped at Whitechapel and didn't go as far as my native Plaistow.
It may be interesting for current operators to see what was involved in a station stop then on One Person Operated C stock. The operator still has to use the door buttons on the cab back wall which means they have to stand up at each station and move to the relevant side's door controls. Even on the D stock at that time the offside Close button was not provided on the control desk, you had to cross the cab. So OPO mirrors and monitors couldn't be optimised for viewing both from the door control location and from the driving position for final departure.
Post by theblackferret on Nov 4, 2018 11:10:58 GMT
Very pleased to see that the 1989 Hammersmith & Acton Town stations both had one pleasing feature that remained in 2012/3.
Plenty of pigeons & snack bars to feed them from.
And if you call me brother now,forgive me if I enquire, just according to whose plan?-Leonard Cohen Story Of Isaac We don't want to save the world, we want to kill the human race-The Meteors Teenagers From Outer Space
C stock with 'the _ switch' (I can't say the name of the switch without activating the swear filter), and the two schoolkids at Ealing Common wearing the same uniform I was to wear 10 years later. Both now rather different (the school redesigned their uniform and the C stock lost the switch), probably for the best!