London to Brighton

r_i_straw Sep 12, 2013

  1. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    Time laps for 60 years.
    [video=youtube;tGTwSNPqAqs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tGTwSNPqAqs[/video]
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yikes. Quite fascinating, but this is not for anyone who might easily become dizzy!
     
  3. Westfalen

    Westfalen TrainBoard Member

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    Just as amazing is how much is still recognisible after 60 years.

    I did the run from London to Brighton in 2010. I'd traveled up from Exeter to London in the morning and was looking for something to do in the afternoon after checking into my hotel so I decided to head down to Brighton and check out the Volk's Electric Railway that runs along Brighton beach.
     
  4. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Phenomenal synchronization, impressive. It's interesting to note how much complex trackage in metropolitan areas has been removed since 1953. I guess it's due to less use of rail for both freight and passenger since then. What struck me were the high number of people in the two stations in 1953, and how they had thinned by 2013.

    Russell, thanks for finding and posting this, it's a real thrill.
     

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