BBC Documentary How They Dug the Victoria Line

Charlie

Charlie

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Just stumbled on this and it is well worth a watch when you have half hour spare in fact its a must. So many points and comments that are amazing / interesting, too many to list. But flexible track!?

 
Grahams

Grahams

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Very interesting. I love those old documentaries.
You can see the difference in health and safety. One bit saying about taking a risk every time they went down to inspect work. A different world.
It was a huge leap forward to automation and punch card computers, but we don’t seem to have progressed much on the underground since then. The computers are no longer punch card, but the rest is very similar 50 years later.
Graham
 
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