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Underground Tracks

Underground Tracks


Ref: VI327D


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Sound tracks (with pictures).


Long before the invention of YouTube and smartphones, Video 125 cameras were out and about filming the London Underground for our Driver’s eye view videos.


Although mainly filmed in standard definition, the sound was a different matter.


100% of the time we were using full broadcast television standard microphones and recording equipment. This means that long-since scrapped 1959, 1962 and 1967 tube stock on the Central, Northern and Victoria lines can still be heard in full stereo sound. The long-since scrapped A, C and D sub-surface stock on the Hammersmith & City, Circle, District and Metropolitan, lines also heavily feature in this unique video production filmed between 1988 and 2014.


Not only can you relive the nostalgic sounds but you will also see the video footage too! Unpainted aluminium and mid-life refurbished stock as well as trains still in service in 2020. There are even a couple of surprises, such as the 1938 tube stock filmed on the Isle of Wight.


Many shots have not been seen or heard since the day they were filmed. Others that were used in Driver’s eye views are now shown in their entirety, rather than being edited. Some shots linger long, to provide the unique atmosphere of the London Underground.



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Filmed by/when: Peter Middleton, 1988 to 2014
Narrated by: No narration
First published on DVD: 2020
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 90-mins (1hr 30min) , Colour
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5. British Transport Films Collection Vol.12: The Driving Force (Ref: BV149D)
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Bakerloo & City

Bakerloo & City


Ref: VI910D


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Elephant & Castle to Harrow & Wealdstone

Waterloo to Bank.


The Bakerloo Line is one of London Underground’s main arteries, connecting four of the capital’s main line railway stations with the heart of London’s West End.


The southern terminus at Elephant and Castle consists of just two platforms, requiring fast turnarounds to provide the 3 minute service interval. Just under half the 14½ mile line is in tube tunnel, The 1972 stock trains (amongst the oldest running on the network) surface at Queen’s Park. Roughly one in three continues to Harrow and Wealdstone alongside the West Coast Main Line. As well as seeing the entire route in real time from the driver’s cab, we also peek inside the Bakerloo Line’s signalling and control centre at Baker Street.


The Waterloo and City line is LUL’s smallest self-contained operation, running for just over 1½ miles between Waterloo and Bank. We see the whole line from the driver’s cab of a recently refurbished 1992 stock train in real time, starting from the reversing siding inside the compact depot at Waterloo.


Bonus: Million to one shot! Eight trains on eight lines.



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Filmed by/when: Peter Middleton
Narrated by: Rob Curling, written by Bernard Fahey
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
First published on DVD: 2007
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Media Format: DVD-R
Origination: SD, Dolby digital stereo

Running Time: 64-mins (1hr 4min) , Colour
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Central

Central


Ref: VI251DD


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NOTE: This DVD has been replaced by "Central Line", filmed in 2011. I have left it on my web site for comparison. You cannot order it as I don't have any stock left :-(


Ealing Broadway to Hainault. Leytonstone to Epping and Ongar. The first Drivers Eye View from a tube train, with commentary by Rob Curling. 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 never saw a train again until 2004 when it reopened as a preserved non-electrified railway (see www.eorailway.co.uk).


*THIS DVD HAS NOW BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE PUBLISHER.*



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Number of discs: 1 DVD
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 90-mins (1hr 30min)

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East London & District

East London & District


Ref: VI929D


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The East London Line is one of the smallest autonomous operations on the Underground, with its own depot at New Cross. Services alternate between the two southern termini of New Cross and New Cross Gate. Our journey on board an ‘A’ stock train begins at the former and takes us through the very oldest part of civil engineering on the underground network, Marc Brunel’s 1843 tunnel under the Thames. Peak services continue to Shoreditch which is where our journey ends.


Our second journey starts at Richmond where we board a “D”stock train running along the District Line’s main artery from Earl’s Court along the bottom half of the Circle line to Tower Hill, beyond which the line joins up with the Hammersmith and City line to Barking. We then continue all the way to Upminster. This most intensive route sees trains running with intervals of only two to three minutes. The journey time from Richmond to Upminster is approximately 90 minutes.


The Edgware Road branch then follows: Starting at Wimbledon, our “C” stock train takes us over the former Southern Railway branch to Putney Bridge. After Earl’s Court our train turns north along the western side of the Circle line through Notting Hill Gate to terminate at Edgware Road – the only station shared by District, Circle and Hammersmith and City lines.


Finally there is by far the shortest route on the District: Kensington High Street to Kensington Olympia, at one time running only during exhibitions but nowadays running daily.


All four routes are shown virtually in real time on this DVD. Individual lines and key stations have fast menu access.



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Filmed by/when: 2005, Peter Middleton, written by Bernard Fahey
Narrated by: Rob Curling
First published on DVD: 2006
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 140-mins (2hrs 20min) , Colour
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3. Underground Tracks (Ref: VI327D)
4. Hammersmith and Circle (Ref: VI306D)
5. British Transport Films Collection Vol.13: On the Right Track (Ref: BV150D)
6. British Transport Films Collection Vol.12: The Driving Force (Ref: BV149D)
7. British Transport Films Collection Vol.11: Experiment under London (Ref: BV148D)


Central Line (2011 version)

Central Line (2011 version)


Ref: VI960


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The previous DVD called "Central" was filmed in 1992 just before total modernisation of the route and featured the old 1962 stock controlled by a friver and guard. It also included the now preserved Ongar Branch. That DVD has now been withdrawn and replaced by this completely new DVD called "Central Line" which was filmed in the summer of 2011.The completely modernised route now has automatically driven 1992 tube stock. The new DVD includes the Woodford branch through the Roding Valley to Hainault and on to Leytonstone as well as the main Central Line through the heart of London.


At Epping, a rural town out in the Essex countryside, we join another 1992 stock train for the longest journey possible on one tube train, from there to West Ruislip in Middlesex. The journey goes through the open fields surrounding Theydon Bois before entering true suburbia.


Then at Leyton we enter the first tunnel section before re-emerging at Stratford - now the site of the 2012 Olympic games. Back in tunnel for the main route through Liverpool Street, the City of London, the West End and out to Shepherd's Bush in West London.


The train exits the tunnel section at White City on the wrong side due to an historical anomaly. Crossing back to left hand running we traverse North Acton Junction and head overland through Hanger Lane and Greenford (sporting semaphore signals) to the terminus at West Ruislip.


There are four cameras in the cab and there is some extra background lighting in the tunnel sections so we can see "what the driver sees".




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Filmed by/when: Peter Middleton, Summer 2011
Narrated by: Rob Curling
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
First published on DVD: 2011
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 110-mins , Colour
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Hammersmith and Circle

Hammersmith and Circle


Ref: VI306D


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Hammersmith to Edgware Road

Liverpool Street to Barking

This is a view of London Underground's Hammersmith and City and Circle lines taken from the driver's cab of brand new S stock trains. We see both routes throughout, starting with a Circle line train running from Hammersmith via Paddington, Liverpool Street, Victoria and High Street Kensington, terminating at Edgware Road.

We then board a Hammersmith and City train at Liverpool Street for the journey to its terminus at Barking via Mile End and West Ham. Using state of the art HD cameras in the cab and at stations along the route, we see the world's first ever underground railway as never before. Subtle additional lighting gives an accurate view of what Driver's normally see. The overground sections were filmed in good or sunny weather. After the complete circuit of the Circle Line, we jump back to Liverpool Street for the journey over the Hammersmith and City line. At Bow Road our S stock train surfaces and travels overground alongside the c2c lines into Fenchurch Street, taking us all the way to Barking. Here, after all the passengers have alighted, we stay on board as our train goes to the stabling sidings where it will reverse. Rob Curling relates the fascinating history of the line along with details of today's operations including the world's busiest railway junction at Aldgate, which of course, we see from the cab - twice!

Narrated by Rob Curling

Filmed in 2014

Also available in High Definition on Blu-Ray

Duration: 98-mins



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Narrated by: Rob Curling, written by Bernard Fahey
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Number of discs: 1 DVD
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 98-mins (1hr 38min)

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5. British Transport Films Collection Vol.12: The Driving Force (Ref: BV149D)
6. British Transport Films Collection Vol.11: Experiment under London (Ref: BV148D)


Jubilee Line (90-mins)

Jubilee Line (90-mins)


Ref: VI992D


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PART 1: Stanmore to Stratford:. The video begins at Stanmore, having been opened by the Metropolitan Railway but subsequently taken over by the Bakerloo. After four stations, we join the multiple tracks of the Metropolitan and Chiltern Lines. At Finchley Road the old cast iron Bakerloo tunnel section begins and with additional lighting you will see the tunnels in the best possible light. At Baker Street the Jubilee proper starts with the original opening to Charing Cross in 1979. We visit the old Jubilee terminus, now abandoned but still retained in the event of an emergency. Our train then diverges at Green Park and takes the new Jubilee line extension through Waterloo and Docklands. All underground stations on the JLE have platform edge doors in concrete lined tunnels - a unique experience for drivers. Surprisingly the doors were not installed primarily for safety- they were a cost saving measure. PART 2: LONDON'S NEW RAILWAY. A documentary made for London Underground about the planning, construction and opening of the Jubilee Line Extension. Amongst the highlights, this comprehensive record shows the truly remarkable architecture, the breakthrough of the tunnel boring machines, the opening with LUL's Managing Director and interviews with the architects, politicians and users, everything you ever wanted to know about this futuristic undertaking.



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Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
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Metropolitan Main Line

Metropolitan Main Line


Ref: VI973D


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  • Aldgate to Amersham

  • Chalfont and Latimer to Chesham

  • Moor Park to Watford

  • Harrow on the Hill to Uxbridge


The Metropolitan main line is the world's first underground railways and is now the exclusive domain of S8 stock trains introduced between 2010 and 2012. The iconic “A” stock trains plied the route for over 50 years, firstly in unpainted aluminium finish and later in refurbished blue, red and white Underground colours. Filmed in 1995, here you can see both incarnations of the A stock at work – a tastefully refurbished train running on the main line, with unpainted stock (with the inevitable graffiti) running on the branches.


The "A" stood for Amersham and the first train on this Driver’s eye view is heading for that very town. With the aid of additional lighting, we see the world’s first underground railway in the westbound direction, running via Baker Street. (You can also see it Eastbound from as S stock train on our Hammersmith & Circle DEV).


North from Baker Street, the railway is literally unique, for decades being served by the Underground's only fleet of commuter-style trains - the legacy of the Metropolitan Railway company's ambitions to be a main line. The line immediately to the north of Baker Street includes full-size single line tunnels which take us through a number of closed stations - now served by the Jubilee line.


As well as the fast run to Amersham, much of it over multiple tracks, we take the branches to Uxbridge and Watford - the latter soon to become history when the plan to run into Watford Junction is implemented. Finally there is the single line Chesham branch - London Underground's furthest outpost and still retaining much of its former steam-age character.



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Filmed by/when: 1995
Narrated by: Rob Curling
Written by: Peter Middleton
First published on DVD: 1995 on VHS, 2003 on DVD.
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 90-mins (1hr 30min) , Colour
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2. Underground Tracks (Ref: VI327D)
3. Hammersmith and Circle (Ref: VI306D)
4. British Transport Films Collection Vol.13: On the Right Track (Ref: BV150D)
5. British Transport Films Collection Vol.12: The Driving Force (Ref: BV149D)
6. British Transport Films Collection Vol.11: Experiment under London (Ref: BV148D)


Metropolitan & District

Metropolitan & District


Ref: VI945D


Price:15.00











Hammersmith to Whitechapel, Whitechapel to Ealing Broadway. Our journey begins aboard a "C" stock train at Hammersmith "Met" station. For the first few miles the line is elevated on brick arch viaducts. At Westbourne Park we "fly under" the Great Western main line into Paddington. Here we enter the tunnel section of the first passenger-carrying underground railway in the world - Paddington to Farringdon!

At Whitechapel, having traversed the northern part of the Circle Line, we transfer to a "D" stock District Line train for the return trip along the southern portion of the Circle. As the Circle branches off we continue through Earls Court alongside the Piccadilly line tracks to eventually end up at Ealing Broadway. Filmed in 1989.


**THIS DVD IS SHOWN HERE JUST FOR ARCHIVE PURPOSES. THE PUBLISHER STOPPED MAKING IT A FEW YEARS AGO . I DO NOT HAVE ANY STOCK LEFT. THAT IS WHY IT CANNOT BE ORDERED*



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First published on DVD: 1989 on VHS
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
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Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 89-mins (1hr 29min)

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Northern - City & West End(116-mins)

Northern - City & West End(116-mins)


Ref: VI986D


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Edgware to Morden via Bank, Kennington to High Barnet via Charing Cross, Finchley Central to Mill Hill East

Includes the Northern City branch which runs from Edgware to Morden via Bank. There is so much to see from the driver's cab. The overground section through the 3 platform station at Golders Green and into tunnel. The "Crewe" of the Northern line at Camden Town. The extra wide platforms created with the building of the Victoria line. We also run over the first section of tube railway in the world, the City and South London whose carriages were nicknamed 'padded cells'.

The Northern West End branch starts with our train heading south around the Kennington reversing loop. When we say you will see all of the Northern line on this one DVD that is what we mean. Running through the West End via Charing Cross and Totenham Court Road we see Camden Town once more but from a different perspective. Running itno the open at East Finchley - a classic design of 1930s underground architecture we arrive at the terminus on the edge of Hertfordshire, High Barnet.

Finally, you will see the Mill Hill East branch starting from Finchley Central, nowadays the only single line tube branch on the entire underground .

All lines were filmed aboard brand new 1995 stock trains in bright weather using the latest digital cameras.



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Piccadilly

Piccadilly


Ref: VI938D


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Rayners Lane to Cockfosters, Acton Town to Heathrow

Because the Uxbridge branch is covered by our Metropolitan Main Line production, this Piccadilly Driver's eye view begins at Rayners Lane - in the reversing siding.


Our 1973 stock train, recently refurbished to look like new, takes you right through the centre of the capital and out into the North London suburbs. Emerging from tunnel at Arnos Grove our train continues to Cockfosters in Hertfordshire.


The section between ActonTown and Hammersmith is unique in being the only tube line to feature express running - leaving the parallel District line to provide the stopping service...


We then go back to Acton Town and join another 1973 stock train for a drivers's eye view of the Heathrow Airport branch. This line, much of which was built by the District Railway, has another unique feature for a tube line, a quaduple track section from Acton Town to Northfields.


As well as seeing four closed stations from the driver's cab we also pay a visit to Aldwych, the terminus of the short branch which ran from Holborn but closed in 1994. If you ever wondered about the chequered history of this anacronistic branch, the historical and contemporary narrative will explain all.



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Narrated by: Rob Curling
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
First published on DVD: 2003
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 105mins (1hr 45min) , Colour
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The North London Line

The North London Line


Ref: VI918D


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Driver's eye view: Richmond to North Woolwich.

The North London Line is unique in being the only Network Rail route to be consistently featured on the London Underground map. 2006 is the last year of operation into North Woolwich by the class 313 EMUs. To record this for posterity, Silverlink Trains allowed Video 125 cameras unrestricted access to train cab and stations along the route.

We start our journey in South West London at Richmond, where North London Line trains run interspersed with those of the LUL District line as far as Gunnersbury. Here we branch off towards South Acton for the NLL proper. At Acton Central we see the raising of our pantograph and the switch from third rail to overhead current collection.

The route was electrified at 25KV overhead to allow vital freight movements around the capital. One of the most unusual stations is that at Willesden Junction, the platforms being positioned above the West Coast Main Line and the affiliated "DC lines" from Euston to Watford.

North London stations such as Hampstead, Camden Town and Hackney come and go in quick succession before we arrive at the modern Stratford (low level) station where 2 of the 4 hourly trains terminate. We continue alongside the Jubilee line and Docklands Light Railway to Canning Town – a 2 mile section of line that will soon be converted to DLR. At Custom House we travel over a section of line that will be lost to rail altogether, from Custom House to North Woolwich.

The history of the route is complex but totally fascinating, details of which are related en route by Rob Curling.

Dolby Digital Stereo.



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Narrated by: Rob Curling
Written by: Peter Middleton, Researched by James Manley
First published on DVD: 2006
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 71-mins (1hr 11min) , Colour
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Victoria Line

Victoria Line


Ref: VI266D


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The Victoria Line is London's busiest underground line with 15 out of the 16 stations providing interchange with other underground lines or Network Rail. From 2006 to 2013, the line is being rebuilt, resignalled and new trains tested and while they are still running the existing trains (Ian:- I attended a talk in 2008 explaining how this was being done!).


The 1967 stock trains were filmed in their last few years of service in 2009. These were the first fully automatic trains in London running on the Victoria line which was opened in stages from Walthamstow in East London. The whole line is seen in virtually real time from the operator’s cab with the aid of additional lighting. 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, the exteriors of many and of course the operator himself.


Bonuses complete the story of the Victoria Line starting with seventeen minutes of archive film recalling the construction and opening of the line. We then board a staff only depot bound train for a Driver's Eye view from platform 4 at Seven Sisters into the only open air section of the Victoria line into the depot.


The next bonus gives us a comprehensive look around Northumberland Park depot itself with Craig Martin the depot manager. Last but not least we take a look around the Service Control Centre with service manager Gary Oliver.


Last but not least we take a look around the Service Control Centre with service manager Gary Oliver.



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Published by: Video 125
Filmed by/when: Peter Middleton
Narrated by: Rob Curling
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 SD
Classification: Exempt
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Media Format: DVD-R

Running Time: 105-mins (1hr 5min) , Colour
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4. The North London Line (Ref: VI918D)
5. Penzance to Exeter (Ref: VI334D)
6. Chiltern Mainline (Ref: VI322D)
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