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(BBC)   London to Brighton by train in 3 minutes - side-by side videos from 1953, 1983 and 2013   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 28
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2013-08-28 12:02:57 PM  
Great link, subby.

I'm actually surprised that more of the countryside isn't gone by 2013.
 
2013-08-28 12:39:49 PM  
BBC website has been fbxrd for the last 30 minutes or so - loads the nav bar at the top and then get's stuck pulling in other content.  Anyone else experiencing this?
 
2013-08-28 12:44:59 PM  
Worth 3 minutes.
 
2013-08-28 12:46:12 PM  
Whar video whar?
 
2013-08-28 12:49:07 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Great link, subby.

I'm actually surprised that more of the countryside isn't gone by 2013.


It's really remarkable how little has changed.
 
2013-08-28 12:50:01 PM  
I travel from Victoria to East Croydon frequently and occasionally to Brighton to see a friend, ad I'm getting a kick out of these motion-sicknesses...

The big difference is that today all the track is welded to eliminate the clickity-clack noise and the trains are privately owned. That route is now owned by "Southern" vs Brtish Rail which was broken up to encourage modernization.

http://www.rail.co.uk/our-partners/rail-operators/
 
2013-08-28 12:56:23 PM  
mrpopat.in

I would have preferred a slower version, but still pretty cool.
 
2013-08-28 01:24:24 PM  
Wonderful choice of music, too

Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar
 
2013-08-28 01:37:40 PM  

lohphat: The big difference is that today all the track is welded to eliminate the clickity-clack noise and the trains are privately owned. That route is now owned by "Southern" vs Brtish Rail which was broken up to encourage modernization.


and people were surprised when the tracks started to buckle in the heat....
 
2013-08-28 01:49:22 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: lohphat: The big difference is that today all the track is welded to eliminate the clickity-clack noise and the trains are privately owned. That route is now owned by "Southern" vs Brtish Rail which was broken up to encourage modernization.

and people were surprised when the tracks started to buckle in the heat....


Well it doesn't seem to be a significant problem when concrete sleepers are used with modern alloys. Now most track around the developed world is welded; it's a must for high-speed lines.
 
2013-08-28 01:52:32 PM  
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Impressed
 
2013-08-28 01:54:03 PM  
neat
 
2013-08-28 01:58:58 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: lohphat: The big difference is that today all the track is welded to eliminate the clickity-clack noise and the trains are privately owned. That route is now owned by "Southern" vs Brtish Rail which was broken up to encourage modernization.

and people were surprised when the tracks started to buckle in the heat....


I found this interesting bit on the topic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_stressing
 
2013-08-28 02:12:09 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Great link, subby.

I'm actually surprised that more of the countryside isn't gone by 2013.



That was exactly my thought
 
2013-08-28 02:31:50 PM  

lohphat: Intelligent_Donkey: lohphat: The big difference is that today all the track is welded to eliminate the clickity-clack noise and the trains are privately owned. That route is now owned by "Southern" vs Brtish Rail which was broken up to encourage modernization.

and people were surprised when the tracks started to buckle in the heat....

I found this interesting bit on the topic:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_stressing


Interesting. I didn't know they did that.

/The more you know?
 
2013-08-28 02:42:37 PM  
Whoooa oh. Guns of Brighton
 
2013-08-28 02:58:12 PM  
Great video..
 
2013-08-28 04:13:11 PM  
Unfortunately, we have forgotten how to dress properly and not be fat.  Try and find someone less than 20 lb  overweight in a coat and tie in the new footage.

I wish I wore a tie and white shirt every damn day, and a jacket too if it was cold here like London.  It would cut back even more than I've managed on my own on expense and thinking about how to dress myself.
 
2013-08-28 04:18:10 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: Pocket Ninja: Great link, subby.

I'm actually surprised that more of the countryside isn't gone by 2013.

It's really remarkable how little has changed.


I came here to say that, dammit...

The other cool thing is to see how much cameras and video quality have changed. Not just the clarity and color in the 3rd film, but the fact that you can see the railroad ties is pretty cool, too.

+1 internets to subby! Good find
 
2013-08-28 04:19:14 PM  

keloyd: Unfortunately, we have forgotten how to dress properly and not be fat.  Try and find someone less than 20 lb  overweight in a coat and tie in the new footage.

I wish I wore a tie and white shirt every damn day, and a jacket too if it was cold here like London.  It would cut back even more than I've managed on my own on expense and thinking about how to dress myself.


I'm sorry, what? Have you suffered a recent head trauma, like maybe halfway through your rant?
 
2013-08-28 04:21:04 PM  
Out of my brain...
 
2013-08-28 04:53:05 PM  
Mikey, I forgot how to grammar halfway through that sentence.  My original point was I prefer the same 5 white shirts for my work clothes - no thinking about style, no extra expense until they wear out, no thinking about does this 'match' that.  This would be a world without Abercrombie and Fitch, or most of the crap at the mall, at least for the male half.  If you're a guy, that arrangement is just better.

Also, brill-cream needs to return because I'm getting enough gray hairs that making it all shiny gives the appearance of no grays.
 
2013-08-28 05:22:56 PM  

Mikey1969: PIP_the_TROLL: Pocket Ninja: Great link, subby.

I'm actually surprised that more of the countryside isn't gone by 2013.

It's really remarkable how little has changed.

I came here to say that, dammit...

The other cool thing is to see how much cameras and video quality have changed. Not just the clarity and color in the 3rd film, but the fact that you can see the railroad ties is pretty cool, too.

+1 internets to subby! Good find


I thought it was because things were more hazy 60 years ago and the sun got brighter
 
2013-08-28 05:26:46 PM  

keloyd: Unfortunately, we have forgotten how to dress properly and not be fat.  Try and find someone less than 20 lb  overweight in a coat and tie in the new footage.

I wish I wore a tie and white shirt every damn day, and a jacket too if it was cold here like London.  It would cut back even more than I've managed on my own on expense and thinking about how to dress myself.


I agree but the shorts and flip flops to work crowd is so overweight that all that clothing makes them uncomfortable and sweat.
 
2013-08-28 05:36:36 PM  

hasty ambush: I thought it was because things were more hazy 60 years ago and the sun got brighter


Maybe that's it... I think we're closer to the sun by at least 7 feet... :-)
 
2013-08-28 09:25:23 PM  
Same trees? Same bridges? A few buildings, but pretty much nothing has changed on the rail route it seems.
 
2013-08-28 11:25:01 PM  
Thanks subby.
 
2013-08-29 12:57:34 AM  

colonel0sanders: Wonderful choice of music, too

Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar


holy crap,
I saw that video once years ago, was amazed by it, but then couldn't find it again.
thanks !
 
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