• The age of the train , British rail , 1980's , hst125.

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by David Benton
 
"Here is a documentary not released on YouTube before, about The Age of The Train. In 1976 a new high-speed train, the Inter-City 125, helped save British Rail, an unfashionable nationalised industry suffering from a financial crisis, industrial relations problems and a poor public image. The train was launched with the help of a memorable advertising campaign, which played adverts over the television of great 'awaydays' & saver tickets.

This project took 3 attempts to edit as the voices were originally moving faster than the screen, although that has now been fixed."

an interesting documentary , mainly on the marketing of the new train.
Note to self ; your up to 30.23 ( wife calling!)