NEW - London Underground R Stock Remembered

NEW - London Underground R Stock Remembered

London Underground R Stock Remembered

The R stock first entered service on the District line of the Underground
in 1950. In profile it resembled the pre-war O and P stocks, but was
technically very different. Initial deliveries had steel bodies and were
painted red similar to all trains at that time. Later batches were delivered
in unpainted aluminium and the red cars were later painted light grey to
match. They were the first trains on the Underground to be fitted with
fluorescent lighting.

In this nostalgic production we see the R stock in service on many
parts of the District Line, filmed with original sound including the
distinctive whine from the invertors.

The last train of R stock was withdrawn from service on the 4th March
1983. The final tour, which ran in May that year, is also covered by this
video.

Duration 55 minutes Video Facilities: KSAVS

Widescreen format Produced by J & K Video,

Photography by John Laker, 30, Park Way, Feltham,

Narrator: Paul Ross Middlesex, TW14 9DJ
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NEW - London Underground R Stock Remembered

London Underground R Stock Remembered

The R stock first entered service on the District line of the Underground
in 1950. In profile it resembled the pre-war O and P stocks, but was
technically very different. Initial deliveries had steel bodies and were
painted red similar to all trains at that time. Later batches were delivered
in unpainted aluminium and the red cars were later painted light grey to
match. They were the first trains on the Underground to be fitted with
fluorescent lighting.

In this nostalgic production we see the R stock in service on many
parts of the District Line, filmed with original sound including the
distinctive whine from the invertors.

The last train of R stock was withdrawn from service on the 4th March
1983. The final tour, which ran in May that year, is also covered by this
video.

Duration 55 minutes Video Facilities: KSAVS

Widescreen format Produced by J & K Video,

Photography by John Laker, 30, Park Way, Feltham,

Narrator: Paul Ross Middlesex, TW14 9DJ
Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer: