Re: "The Lakes Express" in the 1930s

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Posted by Peter Ceresole on May 04, 2016 at 10:15:15 user PeterC.

In Reply to: posted by Jock on May 02, 2016 at 05:58:13:

Thanks Jock- that's a lovely film, in the category of "Night Mail" although not quite as wonderful. There are all kinds of gems, like the trackside train spotters and the pictures of the Lakes from above Windermere. A special treat was to see how the Euston Arch was blackened with soot. All stone was- I remember that vividly from when I was a small boy. When burning coal in grates was banned (smokeless fuel only) I do remember buildings slowly turning white...
Full of goodies. And showing how the manual signalling required iron discipline and was full of opportunities for failure. It made me think how much track capacity has been radically increased by automation and comms.

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