YouTube Railway program list

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There are often requests on here for railway training films and documentaries that are on youtube, so I thought in order to tidy things up a bit I would create a list of popular youtube videos on various aspects of the railway.

Rolling Stock
ScotRail Class 170 Turbostars: A walk around of the new Class 170 Turbostars. 1999.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apLWgHKT3bA

FGW On Train Safety Equipment: A short training film about the passenger safety systems on board the HST, Mark 3 Sleeper and Mark 2 stocks. 2002.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSogkVQJhwg

FGW On Train Safety Equipment: A short training film about the safety systems on board the Class 180 Adelantes. 2002.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1lj_tZ5JBs

Adelante: A FGW training video, walking around the Class 180 Adelante, 2002.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeB_DnxZEUs

Class 155 Sprinter Training: A short training film made by Provincial in 1988 for the introduction of the Class 155s.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tez-yCL0m5k

The Three Step Brake: A short film made for Class 321 drivers about the new braking system at times of poor rail adhesion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_UFNB2Ujec

BTF, Round trip to Glasgow: A short clip following a journey on the APT. 1982.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSMSSdL2yeo

InterCity 125: Another BTF film showing the construction and introduction of the HST in 1976.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGBQxWwMbIA

'Overture 125': Another BTF film, this time showing footage of the HSTs in service with a suitable soundtrack - the 125 overture.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdJB3N9pK0k

Running to Time: A documentary following the construction and design of the Class 91 locomotives. 1989.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCrV9GQA74A
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwm4P-wKqgQ
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZHF879SMmc
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVjc0NtBg8M

Horizon, A race against time: A documentary following the initial runs of the APT-P, and some of the problems it faced in preparation for a failed demonstration run. 1981.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2XXtqQPdDw

The Age of the Train: A documentary following the conception and introduction of the InterCity 125 train. 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyjH9rWOcSM

Operations

Railway Training Video Playlist:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfYfXsI1P4sslYQYotmCJa5yYHesD1ES4

Southern Railway: The Green Book: A customer service training film produced by Southern.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqAzOd78L34

FCC DOO Train Despatch: A short film informing FCC staff how to despatch DOO trains.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k9n6WVihu0

One Anglia: On Time, Each Time: A film about despatching Mark 3 + 90 stock from Liverpool Street station. 2005.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoY7Pw88CkE

Merseyrail, Mark’s First Day: How not to start your railway career!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNnd7vQA3HE

NSE, We Serve the South: A film about the geography of the NSE Southern region.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OdW_BaHQBw

Introduction to TPWS: A training film on the introduction of network wide TPWS, 2000.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RfoTIxt6Jc

Wessex Trains: The BSI Coupler: A training film on the coupling of the Wessex Trains 15x units. 2003.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHPHT2-7fr0

NSE: Power Door Operation: A short training film about operating sliding doors on the then new Class 321 stock. 1988.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE2owREew8U

SPAD, Don’t let it happen to you (ScotRail): A film warning drivers of the dangers and causes of SPADs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8UDodqm1jc

ATP (BR): A short film informing drivers of the introduction of ATP, and how it works. (1990)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4aWIjbVpcg

Silverlink trains: Railway Security: How not to look after a station!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwpgRTUWSPE

DMU Diesel Train Driver: A driver training film from the 1950s instructing drivers on how to drive the new DMUs
Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3KLtQvHkA
Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5xiM0LYtA
Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQKvEy6jVs
Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WlOOwbiw9M

Rail Crash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxpBzGCKA0w[/QUOTE] - Made in 1972, looks at the importance of safety on the railway.

Fly on the Wall
First GBRf: Mail Train. A film showing how mail is transported by rail (not an official video, but good none the less)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxol94jgjNM

Inside Story, InterCity trains in the nineties: Follows railway staff on the East Coast route between London and Leeds, in the wake of bad weather in the early 1990s.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUFlV7TCUI8
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cEm66u_dw

WAGN Wheels: A documentary following Prism Rail CEO Giles Fearnley as he learns of the difficulties faced by WAGN customer service staff at his busiest station, Cambridge. 1999.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1tYtU9R-k
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNDvskG8lMg
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xkJWZWpRWE

World in Action, The tracks of my tears: Andrew Jennings follows Great Western Trains for a month to witness the problems faced by GWT’s customers.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzf9xm7b9mw
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmQziasZwJQ

Dispatches, Second Class Return: The safety of the railways and two railtrack reports are examined in this documentary, which expose Railtrack’s failings. 1999.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNq7jJ7QqnU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWHfYFrvIFk
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEaJYt93gCg
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arWneh8a5v0

Panorama, The Wrong Track: Another video exposing Railtrack’s failings, this time in the light of the Hatfield derailment. 2001.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-MkC8EDAvM
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnMkFXA6hdQ
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21jlpzsvlHA
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X7ARTWmRuk

Inside Out North West, How Safe are our trains: Part of a special program about the future of Northern transport, one question raised was the matter of how safe our trains are.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX1BaE98hWY
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDYsSETMQqM

Panorama, Taken for a ride? Panorama investigates the price of train fares and whether or not rail passengers are getting value for money.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysYl916i6Eg
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCZIxkOe4ds

The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track: Summer Madness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShnHr804rI8

The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track: Standing Room Only
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dNBe0ztOCo

The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track. West Coast Main Line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GF_QmAODGQ

The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track: Railway on my doorstep
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wki6GetWUA

The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track: North of the Border
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9-I0SsyRsg

First Sight, 1988: A film about the failings of BR's Network South east sector
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtAIs0rOdNQ&feature=youtu.be

Old, Dirty & Late: Network South East: A video following NSE staff in 1993.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeNfSHeDmw8
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg8evTs7SYI
Part 3: Not avaliable on You Tube
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7-hKkwh6dA
Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKoxMpOMnT8

An episode of Rail Cops - Follows the work of the BTP. Made around 2002, I think(?)
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpFMD_hXTKc
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6dCFSLJq7s

Adverts
Britain’s Railways, 1988
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsyyJaX0j3Y

Executive HST ad – featuring the cop 37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8EKe08BP0E

InterCity, Plane to Train advert, 1988-89
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkmF2lqqz7M

InterCity, now you’re motoring – car style advert on the IC125, 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejz-tPP2lno

InterCity sleeper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFiIyl2MyHM

Anglia Railways, 2002, Norwich to Cambridge service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu3JQgptfuo

Anglia Railways, A-train: Advert on the new 170 Turbostars, 2000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDOb11j96gs

First TPE, Advert for the new 185s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGv1-CIfuRM

Now you’re looking at Railtrack, 1996
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2JQ1uxMAUg

Midland Mainline, The train takes off: A short film about the refurbished MML HST, introduced in 1997.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMpPnYLEkY

Midland Mainline, Business Travel Takes Off: A film about the new first class offer introduced by MML in 1998.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hl48ujdkn5U

Other Documentary
The Story of the London Overground: Recent railway history about the creation of the London Overground.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJzHXFsU8UQ

Equinox, Trouble on the Line: A documentary examining the pressures faced on Britain’s Rail network. 1990.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJfaKKVS5Hc

The Bashers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUFm2rWn41g

The Day Britain Stopped (BBC 2003 Mockumentary) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BxSbx1Fm0


It goes without saying this is not intended to be a definitive list and if you have any additions please post the youtube link below and I will add them to the list.
 
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DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3KLtQvHkA
DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5xiM0LYtA
DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQKvEy6jVs
DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WlOOwbiw9M
General Repair - 1938 London Midland & Scottish Railway - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzybtS56l6A
Plenty of English & American railway films here: http://www.youtube.com/user/wdtvliv...ew=46&tag_id=UC8ZAsuPTAe7jaE9zE47aUWQ.3.train
The Day Britain Stopped (BBC 2003 Mockumentary) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BxSbx1Fm0
Rail Crash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxpBzGCKA0w
 
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DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_3KLtQvHkA
DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5xiM0LYtA
DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCQKvEy6jVs
DMU Diesel Train Driver Part 4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WlOOwbiw9M
General Repair - 1938 London Midland & Scottish Railway - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzybtS56l6A
Plenty of English & American railway films here: http://www.youtube.com/user/wdtvliv...ew=46&tag_id=UC8ZAsuPTAe7jaE9zE47aUWQ.3.train
The Day Britain Stopped (BBC 2003 Mockumentary) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BxSbx1Fm0
Rail Crash - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxpBzGCKA0w

They look interesting, thanks for posting. I've added them to the opening post.
 

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Found another good one this eve by chance, inside crew works - circa 1996 a look at the history and work under taken at the crew works inc the refurb work, over a hour long! http://youtu.be/dk4HUJzuXNI
 

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3 good documentaries from 1984 on Channel 4. losing Track. It appears to be a 10 part series but I can only find episodes 3, 5 and 10.

3 - Nationalisation http://youtu.be/goh_sbtAhcY
It covers the rail ways mainly, the back ground, legacy of it etc plus how busses, road haulage etc was also taken over.

5. Beaching report http://youtu.be/wV63tqmZ63M
It covers the background to the beeching report, some of the downfalls and the impact of it still being felt 20 years on

10. Who's loss http://youtu.be/XMCBwQGjl-4
Not watched this one yet, but it's part of the same series,
 

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Didn't see this mentioned so apologies if it has been: the original series of 'The Tube' (~23 minute episodes, aired between 2003(?) and 2006 on sky 1 etc.) are available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BottomDriveTraction/playlists

Of course, the Underground has changed considerably since then, but if you want to go back to the times of plain white 'D' stock, the days when the Victoria line was '67 stock and (most importantly) when the Met was run with A stock, then it's for you.
 

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There are also plenty of "cab ride" videos, and no end of rail simulator videos, some of which are pretty realistic.
 

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How many of you remember the series 'Trainspotting' from 2002 to 2004, with Mark Found and Mark Collins? Both series are in a Youtube playlist here, although episode 1 of series 2 seems to have been deleted. I've linked to the playlist rather than have 18 or so episodes clogging up the screen.

Trainspotting

Then there was also Railwatch, broadcast daily on the BBC in 1989.





 
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The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there...

All the shows in that series are wonderful. John Pitman was wonderfully laconic, and the footage..well, I was seven or eight year old when those programmes were filmed and the scenes take me right back to those times. The smell of leaded petrol and loco diesel fumes practically leaks from the laptop screen. Superb.
 

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All the shows in that series are wonderful. John Pitman was wonderfully laconic, and the footage..well, I was seven or eight year old when those programmes were filmed and the scenes take me right back to those times. The smell of leaded petrol and loco diesel fumes practically leaks from the laptop screen. Superb.

Its only a few years before, but it seems a world away from the late 1980's and early 90's of my younger years !
 

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