The famous 1970s map of the New York Subway returns in digital form.
— From Fast Company.
“Night Mail is a 1936 documentary film about a London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) mail train from London to Scotland, produced by the GPO Film Unit. A poem by English poet W. H. Auden was specially written for it, as was music by Benjamin Britten.”
What I find personally fascinating about this film is that it illustrates the complexity of the mail-train system in what is arguably its most sophisticated form.
A series of videos on YouTube of Sir John Bentjeman reading his own poetry, and also traveling the railways of England for the films.
King’s Lynn to Hunstanton via a diesel:
And then Branch Line Railway, a BBC series from the 1960s. Listen to Bentjeman pine on about how the country will one day regret pulling up its rail lines, and (!) points to new urban rail lines in America as pointing the way to the future. (This being the early 1960s… was he referring to the Cleveland RTA line?) Three parts on YouTube: