Film: 3290

Railways | 1960 | Sound | Colour

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Synopsis:

Underground Centenary 1963.
History of the Underground shown in still pictures. A tunnel under the Thames to the first work started on the Metropolitan line. St Pancras line being built. John Fowler - Chief Engineer. Great Western line opened. First tube railway. Opening of Central London railway in 1900.
Diagrams show how the underground system developed.
Moving film footage of congestion in London Streets 1900
Poster 'Your Country Needs You!' First World War.
London streets after the war. Traffic with couple dancing the Charleston on the roof of a car.
London slums with rows and rows of houses and washing lines.
Stations and working men with bowler hats coming up from an underground station. Close up of feet walking up the station steps and umbrellas. Exterior of the headquarters of London Transport at 55 Broadway, Westminster. Exterior of St Johns Wood station on the Bakerloo Line. Exterior of Southgate station. Platform at Dollis Hill station. Platform at Wembley Park station. Clearing of debris at Sloane Square station bombed during the war.
Crowds leaving a tube (1948/9)
Nice footage of Festival of Britain. Crowds milling on the South Bank. People sitting at tables and eating. Girl and a man eating candy floss. A black man wearing a suit and hat looks at a brochure. An Underground worker pasting up a poster map. School children getting on a Children's Special train at Ealing Broadway for the Coronation, one boy carries a sign that saus Ealing School of Art and Commerce.
The Coronation coach moving through crowds waving.
The move to high rise buildings, flyover.
Men working below ground for the underground system. Conveyor belts moving soil/rock. Carts filled with rock.


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