Waterloo & City Line
The Waterloo & City Line was the second deep level underground line to open in London, opening in 1898. During its life, it has had three generations of rolling stock. In 1940, the Southern Railway replaced the original American built trains with unique tube trains that ran until 1993. It operated as part of the Southern Region of British Rail, until the formation of Network South East in 1986. In 1994, the line was taken over by London Underground, and today forms part of its network, although physically isolated from the other lines. This production has extensive cover of the 1940 built trains in service, and also the present 1992 stock in both Network South East and London Underground liveries. Also featured, are the signal box and workshops at Waterloo, and the refurbished trains in their London Underground red, being lowered into the tunnels.
Duration 33 minutes
The Island Line on the Isle of Wight runs from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin. It was electrified in 1967 by British Railways, and has been worked with former London Underground tube trains since, initially using pre-1938 standard stock, and, since 1991, 1938 stock. This production has extensive footage, with original sound, taken in the 1970's, when 7-car trains of standard stock were the norm. It goes on to feature the 1938 stock in Network South Eats, Dinosaur, and London Transport red liveries over the succeeding years.
Duration 64 minutes