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London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby 34053 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:44 pm

In 1953 the BBC produced this unique Film (I think as an 'Interlude' filler, in the days when TV Programmes were not timed as precisely as they are nowadays). This is the ORIGINAL Version and (as a Bonus) there are several sightings of Steam Locomotives during the journey:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GXWuTwkF8

After you have watched the above Film, have a look at this one, which 'compares and contrasts' the same journey, but with a 1983 version running exactly alongside the 1953 one. Amazing!:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Ll96VNuSc

Enjoy!

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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:46 pm

Thanks Ray, seen 'em before but always good to be reminded of how it used to be done! ;)
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:10 pm

Thanks Ray. Seen the first one, but not seen the second one before.
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Dan4th » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:31 pm

One More Year until the Next Installment!

(...I wonder if they'll remember????????)

That was a lot of fun!

Couldn't help but think of the "G" forces
involved :p

Thank you, Ray :D

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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:51 pm

I enjoyed that thank you :ymapplause:
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby 10680 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:01 am

As the film slows to normal speed at 4:54 the guard who gets off and walks down the platform is my grandfather.
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:25 pm

10680 wrote:As the film slows to normal speed at 4:54 the guard who gets off and walks down the platform is my grandfather.




Blimey, how did he cope with the massive exceleration and deceleration? :-o
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby 10680 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:04 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
10680 wrote:As the film slows to normal speed at 4:54 the guard who gets off and walks down the platform is my grandfather.




Blimey, how did he cope with the massive exceleration and deceleration? :-o

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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby 34053 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:53 pm

10680 wrote:As the film slows to normal speed at 4:54 the guard who gets off and walks down the platform is my grandfather.


That's brilliant; well spotted!

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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby 10680 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:09 pm

34053 wrote:
10680 wrote:As the film slows to normal speed at 4:54 the guard who gets off and walks down the platform is my grandfather.


That's brilliant; well spotted!

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I've known for a few years. I have it on a video and my Dad spotted it. I don't think my grandfather ever knew.

Sometimes when it's shown on TV the cut off the end.
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Aceyone » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:21 pm

Well the 1983 version is more familiar to me ,when I was training we used to be shown videos of a similar nature ( although normal speed ) for route training help,if the instructor left the room for any reason we used to fast wind the video to get it finished earlier and so get home earlier,so have seen quite a lot of Charing Cross to Hastings/Victoria to Ramsgate etc etc at high speed :)
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Jet Morgan » Sat May 12, 2012 10:32 am

There's another Victoria to Brighton cabride on the dvd East Coastway & Marshlink, filmed in 2005 in a 377 EMU for an even more recent comparison! It also includes Brighton to Ashford in class 171 DMU and the Seaford branch in another 377...
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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby 34053 » Sat May 12, 2012 2:27 pm

Jet Morgan wrote:There's another Victoria to Brighton cabride on the dvd East Coastway & Marshlink, filmed in 2005 in a 377 EMU for an even more recent comparison! It also includes Brighton to Ashford in class 171 DMU and the Seaford branch in another 377...


Thank you JM. I would be very interested in seeing that. I'll try and track down (no pun intended!) that DVD.

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Re: London to Brighton in Four minutes!

Postby Howslo » Sat May 12, 2012 7:12 pm

It's not just the changes in track layout that amaze me, it's how the vegetation has grown over thirty years. Although, I'm pretty sure in the '50s, more attention was paid to keeping the lineside clear than certainly now, and probably in 1983.
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