This DVD tell the story of the Piccadilly Line, from its opening in 1906 up to the present day. Fascinating archive film - courtesy London's Transport Museum - shows 'Gate Stock' in operation, and the building of the 1930's extensions to Cockfosters, Northfields and South Harrow. A cab ride on a District Line train between West Kensington and Northfields shows the rebuilding of Hammersmith and Chiswick Park stations in the early 1930's, and Northfields depot is shown under construction.
The period when the line was operated by '1938' and '1959 Tube Stock' is covered, including operation on the Heathrow extension. The last day of operation on the Aldwych branch is covered, including a cab ride, and tours with the 'Starlight Express' and 1959 Stock Heritage Train. The 'United Airlines' advertising train and refurbishment of the '1973 Stock' are also covered.
The second part of the DVD is devoted to a detailed look at the operation of the line today, including trains, track layouts, and station architecture.
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