Saturday, 23 April 2016

A video of Cambridge to St Ives along the Guided Railway 48 Years Ago

A railway enthusiast, Edward Thorp, in 1968, having heard of the forthcoming closure of the Cambridge to St Ives railway passenger service, made the trip with an 8mm camera to record for posterity.

This has been converted to video, and posted online at http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-cambridge-st-ives-1968/

It shows many landmarks still instantly recognisable to people travelling on its successor the guided busway, and many things you won't see today, including
- Signal Boxes at every station
- Aeroplanes at RAF Oakington - both on the ground and in the air
- A notice at St Ives Station of the closure of the railway passenger service.

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