Shot over a period of about ten years over many hundreds of individual jobs for the London Underground. The video showcases the content of the book Tube: A photographic journey through the London Underground by Justin Grainge.
It gives a rarely seen insight into the one of the world’s largest and busiest metropolitan transport networks. Including behind the scenes locations which the traveling public never see, and the maintenance that takes place on the network when it’s closed overnight.
This project was born shortly after Justin was commissioned to shoot one of the key events of the 150 year anniversary celebrations of the London Underground. The Underground Pioneer was pulled by the restored Metropolitan Railway steam locomotive No. 1 through the original tunnels it used 150 years ago from Paddington Station through Kings Cross to the City at Moorgate.
The experience of witnessing a steam locomotive using the tunnels again filled Justin with a sense of awe at how far the network has progressed and a realisation of how much of the operation he has recorded.