J & K Video

Central Line Past & Present

Code: JK104
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In this DVD we trace the story of the Central Line from its opening in 1900, until the present day.

Using archive film, kindly supplied by London's Transport Museum, we see Central London Railway rolling stock on the Ealing Broadway branch, the building of Holborn Station and the opening of the post war extensions with pre-1938 Standard Stock.

Steam on the Epping to Ongar shuttle is covered by Alan Willmott's classic 1956 film.

This contains many other interesting flashbacks, including ATO trials with 1960 stock on the Hainault to Woodford shuttle and the building of the new booking hall at Oxford Circus involving the temporary umbrella for road traffic.

The 1986 prototypes for new Central Line stock are seen operating on the Jubilee Line.

There is considerable sound film coverage of the period when the line was operated by 1962 tube stock, including the Epping to Ongar shuttle.

The 1992 stock is seen under construction at BREL in Derby and being delivered to Ruislip depot.

The latter part of this programme covers much of the present day scene, including the more interesting aspects of rolling stock, infrastructure and station architecture, including the Waterloo and City Line, now part of the Central Line Business Unit.

Produced by - J & K Video
Running time - 103 Minutes
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