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Glasgow Underground (60-mins)

Glasgow Underground (60-mins)


Ref: OV951D


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The first part of this video features the original 1896 Glasgow Subway in the 1950s and 1970s. By the time the Subway closed for modernisation in 1977 it was a vertable working museum with its distinctive musty smell, creaking and twisting 3896 cars built for cable operation, and difficult to find stations. The atmosphere of the last days is well covered, including sound, with car interiors, cab rides, the Broornloan car sheds, car 41 in 1896 livery and the unique car 32. Trailer cars which retained latfice gates up until closure are also featured. Operation of the travelling crane used to lower cars from workshops into the tunnels is not forgotten. With film kindly lent by Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive the rebuilding programme is shown. Tunnels are opened up, stations dug out and amongst the thousands of tons of cement arriving is seen the strange sight of St.Enoch Station high up in the air supported by a concrete raft.

While this was going on, Glasgow's other underground lines were being restored. The Argyle line is seen in steam days.

The modernised underground, nicknamed the "Clockwork Orange", which opened to the public on 16 April 1980, is covered in the second half. Day-to-day operation is shown, including the control centre, depot workings and cab rides. The new workshops at Govan are covered including cars going through the washer. To bring the story right up to date, the first of the new trailer cars is seen undergoing acceptance tests.



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Huddersfield Trolleybuses (100-mins)

Huddersfield Trolleybuses (100-mins)


Ref: OV969D


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AN EVOCATIVE SELECTION OF HLMS (much in colour), depicting Huddersfield trolleybuses in a rich variety of locations including the 'coasting brake* sections and the 'out of boundary' routes. Most types in action including the locally-built Karriers. Power through rugged scenery at the Ainleys whilst winding out to Elland and West Vale (1961). Speed along the busy Come Valley to 'the mill towns of Slaithwaite and Marsden (1963). Ride the Birkby 'switchback* and surge up to Crosland Hill (1964). Hum under the wires to ancient Almondbury and reverse at Fixby (1965). Descend the last two 'coasting brake* sections; take the 1949 extensions to Brackenhall and Riddings; and the steep south-side climb to Newsome South (1966). Contrast industrial Leeds Road with narrow Longwood Gate and the S-bend at Quarmby Clough (1967). Travel from Waterloo across town to Lindley and Outlane. -909' above sea level (1968). Special Features; TOWN CENTRE RE-DEVELOPMENT (1960-68) ex Huddersfield Trolleys in READING. Snow Scenes; mobile conveniences; a gas works steam locomotive; enthusiasts tours; FINAL DAY ACTIVITIES. Extra attraction; the superb trolleybus documentary "DUCKS AND SKATES" made bv the Huddersfield Video and Cine Club in 1949/50. - a BRILLIANT ACCOUNT of the electric buses in their hey-day and the staff involved with their operation.



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Leeds Trams (120-mins)

Leeds Trams (120-mins)


Ref: OV944D


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Special features in this programme of archive film include sections on Bradford & Huddersfield, football & cricket cars for Elland Road & Headingley, works cars in action, snow scenes including Middleton Woods, trams & colliery steam trains at Parkside, livery experiments of 1948-52 & final day activity.



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Liverpool Trams (80-mins)

Liverpool Trams (80-mins)


Ref: OV473D


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Liverpool's trams were amongst the finest in the country, Over 300 new cars were built between 1933 and 1942 at the Corporation's works in Edge Lane. In the suburbs, high speed grass-tracks separated the trams from other traffic. In the city most routes terminated at the Pier Head on three large turning circles overlooked by the Liver Building. After the war, the trams fell from grace and were swept away in favour of buses, the last car leaving the Pier lead on 14 September 1957.


Here we recapture the days when Liverpool still boasted a magnificent fleet of 'Green Goddesses', the local name for the city's more modem trams.


The story begins in the heyday with views of Bellamys, Mallins Balconies and Priestly standards. Cars are seen in the days after the Blitz and the drab post-war years of 1949/1950.


Then there are a few rare colour scenes of trams in 1947 and 1949. The much-loved English Electric bogie cars of 1931 are seen in 1953 and one of the class No.766 is photographed in colour on an enthusiasts' special in 1954.


Views of trams at Seaforth, Allerton, Garston and along Muirhead Avenue are followed by more detailed coverage of the routes abandoned between 1955 and 1957 with much of this section being in colour.


As special features we include rare footage of trams "over the water" in Birkenhead and Walllasey, a famous runaway, a snowplough on an unusual mission, bogie trams being hauled for scrap by a diesel loco, The Last Tram Procession, and car 293 emigrating to America.


The story concludes with Green Goddesses running in Glasgow and the last journey of 869 under its own power, the only Liverpool streamliner to be preserved on 8th.June 1960.




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London's Lost Transport (60-mins)

London's Lost Transport (60-mins)


Ref: OV976D


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This is a casual look at some of the buses, trams, trains, boats and London's aerodromes that have served the City well. It is also a study of Londoners as seen at work and play and during the Second World War.

Edwardian horse buses feature first at Trafalgar Square. Also a working site of the many Tube railways springing up all over the City. Superb scenes of horse buses and Hansom Cabs in Parliament Square. Piccadilly Circus has early motor cars and the first motor buses appear. Underground railways didn't attract the pioneer film makers do we have some excellent drawings by W.Lucker Jnr adding to film of the Metropolitan extensions into the country.

When Tower Bridge opens up the quaint signalling system is seen in action as a ship approaches. Nearby a paddle steamer departs to Southend where Edwardian Ladies wet their ankles in the sea. The LCC holds a cermony in 1903 to welcome their first electric tram route. In 1908 the Franco-British exhibiion is held at White City, and a fashion show reveals what the ladies are now wearing. Remarkable scenes follow in East London, early trams and buses in Whitechapel, East Ham and Stepney. Trams in Barnet follow. The LUT scrap old trams and introduce the famous "Feltham" advanced luxury tramcar.

On the Underground, Standard stock is seen being built and variations are seen running in West London. The Metropolitan are running T stock trains and electric locos. London's first electric trolleybus, the "Diddler" is seen at Kingston, dodging around the trams there.

In 1933 all transport concerns, except the main railway companies, came to be run as one organisation, the "London Passenger Transport Board". This inherited a vast collection of old and new buses, trams, trains etc. We take a look at some of these - the General buses, LCC Trams and tube trains. Trams still trundled throuh Kingston Subway and emerged under the foundations of Waterloo Bridge being rebuilt above them. Rare colour film of 1934 shows General buses, Green Line coaches and the many fine cars and taxis of the period.

A tour of London Docks in 1935 reminds us of the days of sailing wherries, steam tugs, floating cranes and ships of many nations. Fish was still delivered by boats to Billingsgate Market. London street works repair roads, chairs, sell flowers and turn Barrel Organs. While posh children went to the Park with their nannies.

Cinema Posters are pasted up and we go to Leytonstone High Road where - in colour, in 1936 - trams and buses pass the Academy Cinema.

Londons get off Standard stock tube trains at Hendon Central and head for Hendon Aerodrome to see an Air Pageant take place, or board a Southern Electric train for London Airport then at Croydon. Imperial Airways fly those magnificent machines - huge biplane airliners.

The LPTB started it 1935 New Works plan amongst which LNER steam worked branches would be taken over by tube trains such as the Ongar line. Standard stock trains are seen in colour and new 1938 tube trains were put into service.

The Second World War sees Londoners sheltering in tube stations once again. Air raids took their toll of the buses and trams, and the end of the war was wecomed - in colour film - of crowds in Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square in 1945.

The tram replacement programme was resumed. Trams terminate at Victoria Station for the last time and buses take over, but many remain in service in South London. The RT bus was put into full production after the pre-war versions are seen.

In 1951 London had the "Festival of Britain" exhibition on the South Bank Many special buses were put on to cope with the crowds.In Battersea Park, Emmetts wonderful "Far Tottering and Oyster Creek" railway is seen in service. Old buses still lumbered on and the Board was forced to hire in many provincial buses to cope. They are seen going past many bombed sites still littering the City. St.Paul's Cathedral was still surrounded by ruined buildings.

STL buses were still being used on the famous "Skid Patch" at Chiswick Works. Colour films of the last days of the London tram comes next and their sad demise by being burnt to scrap is filmed at Penhall Road yad in 1952.

1956 sees the new aluminium bodied tube stock being launched at Acton station. Also a Acton, the little shuttle to South Acton stops runing. Standard stock tube trains are seen running to Leytonstone, in the resumption of the pre-war plan. A prototype Routemaster appears on show. The production models would be used to replace the trolleybuses. Scenes then follow showing the Trolleys still in service in North London, the scrapping programme starting behind Colindale Depot and finally - in colour - magnificent shots on a snowy day of Trolleybuses at Barnet Church in 1962.



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London Trolleybuses Part 1 (101-mins)

London Trolleybuses Part 1 (101-mins)


Ref: OV949D


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London once possessed the largest trolleybus system in the world with over 1,750 vehicles operating on 256 route miles. The extensive network was dismantled in just 3 years, the last vehicles operating into Fulwell Depot on 9th.May 1962. This video is an evocative selection of films capturing aspects of trolleybus operation in London between 1931 & 1960.

Relive the unauguration of the system in 1931 followed by scenes of Diddlers in action. Enjoy the story of each of the group of routes closed during thr conversion programme between March 1959 and November 1960 including, where available, relevant pre-war and early post-war material. Nearly all film is in colour. Stage 1 (March 1959) offers the isolated Bexleyheath routes 696/698 including trams and trolleybuses operating together as well as the straggling 654 with its short wheel base class B vehicles. Stage 2 (April 1959) has rare views of trolleys in Leyton, Woodford and West India Dock Road. Stage 3 (August 1959) concentrates on the unique South African classes. Stage 4 (Nov.1959) has views in Barking and Poplar. Stages 5/6 (Feb/April 1960) covers the end of trolleybus workings in East London. Stage 7 (July 1960) sees trolleys on the long 14.5 mile 630 including rural Mitcham Common. Stage 8 (Nov 1960) focuses on the busy trunk Uxbridge Road.

Special fetures: Diddler on trial, Qis when new, class X7 1671 in action, battery only operation, developments. Also scenes on routes 664, 683 and 695.

Includes: Diddlers in action; Bexleyheath routes 696/698; trolleys in Leyton, Woodford & West Indian Dock Road; the South African Classes; Barking & Poplar; the end of trolleybus workings in East London; Mitcham Common; & Uxbridge Road.



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London Trolleybuses Part 2 - The Final Months(120-mins)

London Trolleybuses Part 2 - The Final Months(120-mins)


Ref: OV960D


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On 1st.January 1961, London Transport still had some 650 trolleybuses operating from 9 depots on 31 services. Within 18 months however, the system had gone - thelast vehiclles running into Fulwell depot on 9th.May 1962. This video looks in detail at stages 9-14 of the conversion programme with historical footage where available. This is the companion volume to "London Trolleybuses Part 1 covering stages 1-9 of the conversion.

A collection of films focusing on the final months of the world's largest trolleybus system. Nealy all in colour. Stage 9 (Jan 1961) follows the heavily used U-shaped 653 as well as the more lightly trafficked routes operating via Kings Cross to the fringes of Hampstead Heath. Stage 10 (April 1961) travels out to Enfield and Waltham Cross through the major trolleybus junctions at "The Nags Head" and "Manor House". Stage 11 (July 1961) samples the 13 mile 649 with peak hour activity at Stamford Hill. Stage 12 (Nov 1961) observes the on-going run down of operations at North Finchley together with the end of trolleybuses to Moorgate and Holborn Circus. Stage 13 (Jan 1962) say the demise of routes to Barnet, Edgware and Harlesden. Stage 14 (May 1962) concentrated on the 657/667 to Shepherd's Bush and Hammersmith as well as the original LUT network centred around Kingston-upon-Thames.

SPECIAL FEATURES: magnificent footage of Diddlers in '31; depot visits to Edmonton, Colindale, Isleworth, Fulwell; Qi1 in action; works vehickes; superb snow scenes. Final day activity includes the return of a "Diddler" and 1521's historic last trip.

This DVD is rich is period atmosphere with trams, trains, buses, lorries and cars; streets, buildings and fashions long since disappeared,



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London Trams Part 1 (60-mins)

London Trams Part 1 (60-mins)


Ref: OV474D


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A unique selection of film covering the period from 1947 to 1951 & recapturing the days when trams dominated the streets of south London. Most car types are seen in action together with pre-war sequences (some in colour) showing trams as far afield as Hampton Court & Bexley. Plus a 'cops & robbers' tram chase.



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London Trams Part 2

London Trams Part 2


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Features the final months in 1952, and the final stages of Operation Tramway, LT's code name for the post-war abandonment programme. Plus enthusiast tours, change pits & some of the trams that survived.



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Merseyside Memories No.3 - Boats, Planes, Trams, Trains (45-mins)

Merseyside Memories No.3 - Boats, Planes, Trams, Trains (45-mins)


Ref: OV959D


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Features a mix of all aspects of Merseyside Transpon - Ships, Trains, Trams, Overhead, & uses 70% of new material.



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Newcastle & Gateshead Trolleybuses and Trams (90-mins)

Newcastle & Gateshead Trolleybuses and Trams (90-mins)


Ref: OV467D


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AN EVOCATIVE selection of film capturing the glory days of Newcastle trolleybuses with some excellent sequences of Gateshead and Newcastle TRAMS. Glide down Benton Bank (1913); take the first cars over the High Level Bridge (1923); ride the rural Gosforth Park Light Railway (1924); follow the trams through Central Newcastle and The Great North Road (1947); squeal round Scotswood loop (1949); explore the Dunston route in 1951. See the distinctive rear-loading/front exit pre-war trolleybuses; also 'Coffins', 'Doodlebugs', 'Gosforths', 'Q2s' IN ACTION in a variety of locations.

FOLLOW the staged withdrawal of the trolleybuses:

PHASE 1 (June 1963) - ride the 34 over Glasshouse Bridge into Wallsend and shipyardland. PHASE 2 (Feb. 1964) - catch 2-axle trolleys before their withdrawal; explore the 31's -home of the 'Gosforths'; travel across town on the 37/38; take a circular trip via Matthew Bank and Jesmond Dene Road (39/40).

PHASE 3 (May 1965) - tackle reversers at Walisend Park Road, Oaktree Avenue, Binglield Gardens, Delaval Road and Benwell Church; coast under umbrellas of overhead; visit Central Station; ride the last 'Gosforths' and S7s.

PHASE 4 (Oct. 1966) - power the 35's through the City Centre to Byker and Walker. Special Features: QUAYSIDE branch with the unique 1905 Bo-BOs; a mid-Tyne ferry; the Tyneside electrics; 'Hoppings' specials to Town Moor; Race Days; A Fire; THE LAST DAY; those that 'escaped'.



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Merseyside Memories No.6 - No Trams to the Pier Head

Merseyside Memories No.6 - No Trams to the Pier Head


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Specially assembled to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the closure of Liverpool Trams in Sept '57, this programme contains Green Goddesses, the Dockers Umbrella (Liverpool Overhead Railway), the famous Ferries Across the Mersey & long-gone scenes in the city of the '50s.

1953 - admire the Coronation decorations before riding the impressive 12-mile garston circle (routes 8/33) with views on Princes Road - Garston, Allerton, Mather Avenue and Penny Lane.

1954 - hop on the busy 29s out to Muirhead Avenue via Tuebrook, Even glimpse a rare 47. Look out for Green Goddesses exiled in Glasgow. Join 766 on tour. Visit the infamous Green Lane Depot.

1955 - nip first into Roe Street, thenin March take a 10b along Prescot Road with action at Old Swan and Knotty Ash. Mark the demise of English Electric bogies; the Robinson Cabin cars an dthe Marks Bogies. Shiver in the snow on Townsend Lane. In November follow the contortions of the Everton one way system, the interlaced amd single track section to narrow Breck Road, then the arrow straight grass tracks in Norris Green (routes 13/14).

1956 - suffer the abandonment of the routes to Kirby and Southdene (19/44) with their miles of superb reserved track running into the country. Ride for the final time down Everton Valley, along Scotland Road and up Dale Street. Soak up some great night photography before saying farewell to the 3 bogie streamliners. Recall the Suez Crisis and the battle to save the Overhead. Ride this unique elevated railway.

1957 - board Baby Grands for journeys to Bowring Park (6A) and Pagemoss (40) with great scenes of the trams in the main central streets. Last Day of Action IN COLOUR.



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1. Merseyside Memories No.4 - Ferries Across the Mersey (60-mins) (Ref: OV961D)
2. London Trolleybuses Part 2 - The Final Months(120-mins) (Ref: OV960D)
3. London Trolleybuses Part 1 (101-mins) (Ref: OV949D)


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