London to Brighton, thrice

Published September 7, 2013

A marvellous video from the BBC has emerged, showing three trips from London to Brighton via train from three very different time periods. The journey was filmed in 1953, then thirty years on in 1983, and then this year, another thirty years on. The videos have been sped up and put side by side, and it makes for one of those viewings that I find oddly compelling.

I thought more would be distinctly different, but aside from the type of train whistling past, it’s only in London that you can see real differences. I suppose that is because trains tend to carve their own way through the countryside, have their own unique view, and it doesn’t really change.

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