I am wondering if there were any DEVs in any form taken on the London Underground during the sixties, preferably in the early 60s. Specifically, it would be great if there was a Metropolitan Line one from this time. I am aware that there is a DEV made around 1973 or earlier, but this is a tad too late for what I am looking for. Was there any video like this taken at this time, let alone anywhere on the system?
Video wasn't really "invented" in the early 1960s. Well it was, but was extremely expensive, which is why most of the BBC's early Doctor Who series was wiped from video tape of the time. It had to be re-used, and Dr.Who was after all a children's series. There may well be some hidden cine film from the era, but home cine was usually on 8mm film and a running time of a couple of minutes.
Internal 'road-learning' films sometimes turn up. Does anyone know if LT made any?
There are definitely ones of the SSL around. Northern and Picc as well; they’re really interesting. Not sure about the other lines.
There’s at least one road learning training video on YouTube for Merseyrail which taught me loads of things I didn’t know about my first real metro experience. Plus I haven’t been to Southport since I was about fifteen.