Walthamstow Central to Brixton
The 1967 stock trains were filmed in their last few years of service in 2009. These were the first fully automatic trains in London. The Victoria line was opened in stages (recalled in the archive bonus footage) from Walthamstow in East London.
With the aid of additional lighting, the whole line is seen in virtual real time from the operator’s cab. This is more than a Driver’s eye view, for we also follow the progress of our southbound train on the track diagrams of the service control centre, we see inside all the stations with their famous tiled murals as well as many of the exteriors.
FOUR bonuses complete the story of the Victoria Line
Seventeen minutes of archive film recall the construction and opening of the line.
A Driver's eye view from a staff-only train from Seven Sisters into the only open air section of the Victoria line into the depot.
A comprehensive look around Northumberland Park depot itself with Craig Martin the depot manager.
Last but not least we visit he Service Control Centre with service manager Gary Oliver.
Filmed in 2009
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Item location: Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
The Vale of Rheidol Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1ft 11 3/4 inches (603 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 113?4 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales.
Until privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002.
The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive.
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Company registration number: 9146470
VAT number: GB 489240712