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Video 125: Train Cab Ride - Driver's Eye Views - Underground Central Line
Narrated by Rob Curling - Stereo 90 minutes 1992
Ealing Broadway To Hainault
Leytonstone To Epping And Ongar
Driver's eye views are not mere cab rides.
They have several major differences. Each is made with the production values of a television programme and has a fully researched narrative to entertain as well as to inform. Every Driver's eye view has dozens of shots of the train, the driver at the controls and many even feature aerial views taken from a helicopter flying overhead. All are in stereo too.
The London Underground is one of the largest networks in the world. It also happened to be the very first. Far and away the best way to see these fascinating lines is from the driver's cabs...
This traditional tube line was filmed in early 1992 just before total route modernisation and the abandonment of the Ongar branch.
A Driver's eye wiew of London Underground's Central Line. This traditional tube line was filmed from the
driver's cab in 1992 just before total modernisation.
Running through the very heart of London the Central Line boasts the busiest section on the whole
underground network, between Liverpool Street and Stratford. By contrast the Ongar branch was the least
busiest, filmed in it's last years of LUL operation. In 1992, all the trains were still operated by a driver and
a guard - now history.
In 1992, the 30 year old tube stock was still two person operated and controlled by on-site signal boxes. All this is now history as is the role of the guard on all underground lines.
The tunnel sections to Hainault are shown almost in entirety and are arguably the most fascinating part of this unique video. Running through the very heart of London you can see the junctions at Marble Arch and Liverpool Street etc. We even film into the reversing siding at Liverpool Street, somewhere passengers never see.
We then travel the other main branch from Leytonstone to Epping, entirely above ground via Woodford and Loughton etc. The "icing on the cake" is our trip over the Ongar branch - the most unlikliest single line branch of the London Underground. We filmed it just in time for it soon closed and has never seen a train since. Here it lives on...
AVI File Details
Name.........: Central - A Driver's Eyeview
Filesize.....: 1,089 MB (or 1,115,318 KB or 1,142,086,000 bytes)
Runtime......: 01:47:25 (161,137 fr)
Video Codec..: XviD
Video Bitrate: 1209 kb/s
Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s (64/ch, stereo) CBR
Frame Size...: 720x576 (1.25:1) [=5:4]
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