London To Brighton Train Ride: 1953, 1983 And 2013

Submitted by: SmagBoy1 4 years ago in

Side-by-side POV shot of the same train ride over 60 years...
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Female 2,691
Damn. I dozed off; missed my stop.
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Male 17,512
Went by too fast to see the changes, if any.
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Male 12,365
Well, I was wrong. The USA doesn`t have parks bigger than England. But it does have a hell of a lot more spare land.
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Male 1,106
So, it`s exactly the same?
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Male 12,365
As for "Marxism"...development on the railways themselves slowed down after they were privatised. Service dropped and prices increased. Which is to be expected when the primary purpose changes from providing a service to providing as much money as possible for the few at the top.

I think that essential national infrastructure should be nationalised.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The sameness is amazing. Truly a sad statement about the decline of a once great nation - virtually no progression in the last 60 years that I could see. Too bad the US is now following the same Marxist regression pattern as the UK.[/quote]

There`s a train you should catch - it`s called the clue train! Choo-choo, it`s coming for you!

The UK is nowhere near Marxist and never has been, not even in the days of the old labour party.

Some areas are deliberately unchanged, protected by law. Look at the size of the UK - we need to protect the countryside we have. That`s especially true in SE England (where this is) because it`s extremely heavily developed and densely populated. We don`t have the millions of square miles of spare land that you have. You have parks bigger than my country.

No progression in the last 60 years...genuinely funny.
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Male 4,431
Glad you liked it 5Cats and ferdyfred! It was lucky find when I was down a rabbit hole one day. ;-) I couldn`t concentrate on all three at once, so kinda had to stop and move back every once in awhile when something interesting/different went by. Fun to see the similarities and differences. :-)
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Male 2,850
@AvatarJohn

"Too bad the US is now following the same Marxist regression pattern as the UK."

The British railways are privatised.

So, well done...you just insulted capitalism, not communism.
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Male 488
If you`re going to bother doing a timelapse comparison over 60 years - why the hell use a subject that is known to rarely change, like a frickin railway!?
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Male 13,630
Great post by the way Smaggy !
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Male 13,630
I was looking at the 53 clip n the lastest one on the right, the old clip won for me
sad state eh?
Bring back the old steam giants !
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Male 15,184
"The sameness is amazing. Truly a sad statement about the decline of a once great nation - virtually no progression in the last 60 years that I could see. Too bad the US is now following the same Marxist regression pattern as the UK."

I`ll take an ounce of that please?
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Male 40,302
@SmagBoy1: I LOVE this sort of thing! Thx for sharing!

@Jake_Justice: I thought that too. It`s all sort of "a blurr" eh?

@AvatarJohn: I was thinking that too, but then I thought: Well, there`s a "buffer zone" along the sides of (most) rail lines that simply do NOT get "developed"! Inside the cities would be different, but this is mostly rural, so the lack of "development" is actually to be expected.

The trees hardly got any taller though! After 60 years?? :-/
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Male 1,059
The sameness is amazing. Truly a sad statement about the decline of a once great nation - virtually no progression in the last 60 years that I could see. Too bad the US is now following the same Marxist regression pattern as the UK.
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Male 7,774
Thoughtthe modern would be hit with leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow (actual excuses).
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Male 7,031

This is a great idea for a video project, but I would have slowed things down a bit. It`s hard to appreciate the landscape similarities/changes this way. Still, a really good idea.

Fwoggie, I spent a week visiting a friend in Clapham Junction back in `85. Enjoyed it very much.
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Male 39,556

That was to fast Captain. The engine canna take any more!

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Male 1,803
Clapham Junction @ 45 secs in!
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Male 4,431
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