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Telephone Switching => Cross Bar Switching => Topic started by: JubileeCompact on June 30, 2013, 02:41:56 PM

Title: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: JubileeCompact on June 30, 2013, 02:41:56 PM
And of all the 400 odd London area exchanges it was the 1st to use Crossbar equipment.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CASfXPDYORY

Dead link now as of Feb 2016. If anyone finds it elsewhere please add a post with the link. Terry
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: Mr. Bones on June 30, 2013, 07:44:12 PM
Seamus,

     Thanks for posting this video; it was certainly interesting, informative, and enlightening!

Best regards!
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: twocvbloke on July 01, 2013, 03:18:12 AM
They must have had a right laugh pulling all them fuses and insulators out when cutting off the old system and cutting in the new, it looked like a bit of fun... :D
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: DavePEI on July 01, 2013, 05:38:55 AM
And of all the 400 odd London area exchanges it was the 1st to use Crossbar equipment.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CASfXPDYORY
Thanks for the link to another very interesting video. Thank goodness the Telcos recorded these moments in time for us all to see! I enjoyed when the people of the Upminster Exchange  "got their collective chains yanked" when the cut-overs took place  :D

Dave
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: AE_Collector on March 17, 2016, 09:54:25 PM
Has anyone any idea if this YouTube exists elsewhere on YouTube or the www? The link has been dead for awile now and I am amazed at how often I see that someone (a guest) is looking at this topic. It must be linked to in another forum or web site somewhere.

Terry
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: CanadianGuy on March 18, 2016, 09:30:13 AM
A few keywords got me this one. Is this it? I'm going to go watch it :)

End of an Era 1970 Upminster Exchange

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2vsvae
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: JubileeCompact on December 07, 2016, 03:30:48 PM
New Link....
https://bt.kuluvalley.com/view/JpLWOZfG27Y

Seamus
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: Pourme on December 07, 2016, 04:13:51 PM
Thanks for posting...
Title: Re: The London Telephones areas last manual exchange goes auto....
Post by: FABphones on July 29, 2018, 05:50:47 PM
Bumping this thread for newer members like myself that may have missed it first time around.

Very interesting footage.