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Date: 09/01/13 01:10 PM

19 Responses to London To Brighton Train Ride: 1953, 1983 And 2013

  1. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    August 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    Link: London To Brighton Train Ride: 1953, 1983 And 2013 - Side-by-side POV shot of the same train ride over 60 years...
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Clapham Junction @ 45 secs in!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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

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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Thoughtthe modern would be hit with leaves on the line or the wrong kind of snow (actual excuses).
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    @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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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm
    "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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 1:27 am
    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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 2, 2013 at 1:29 am
    Great post by the way Smaggy !
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    10Bears Male 30-39
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    September 2, 2013 at 2:03 am
    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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    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 4:27 am
    @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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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 2, 2013 at 6:51 am
    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    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.

    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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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    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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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
    1106 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    So, it`s exactly the same?
  17. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 2, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    September 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    Went by too fast to see the changes, if any.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    September 3, 2013 at 7:31 am
    Damn. I dozed off; missed my stop.

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