Full Steam Ahead

Series 1
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Series 1, Episode 6 - Full Steam Ahead

3.0 2 x
Hear how increased leisure time and affordable rail transport brought a new kind of freedom for working-class Victorians, and discover how London became a tourist destination.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 5 - Full Steam Ahead

3.0 3 x
Discover what the South Devon Railway was like before the Beeching cuts of the 1960s and hear how the railways came to the rescue when a fatal disease wiped out London's cattle.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 4 - Full Steam Ahead

4.0 4 x
Revisit the golden age of steam train travel. Our team of historians take the ride of a lifetime aboard arguably the most famous locomotive in the world, the Flying Scotsman.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 3 - Full Steam Ahead

4.0 1 x
How did the Victorian-era railways transform the British diet? Find out as our historians reveal how trains improved the quality of our meat and revolutionised beer production.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 2 - Full Steam Ahead

3.0 1 x
A visit to Beamish in County Durham, where our historians hear how Victorian railway companies began to develop ways of moving people, rather than goods, around the country.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 1 - Full Steam Ahead

4.0 1 x
Discover how the introduction of steam railways in the early 19th century changed Britain. And hear how coal transformed our day-to-day lives, from cooking to cleaning.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 6 - Full Steam Ahead

4.0 2 x
Hear how increased leisure time and affordable rail transport brought a new kind of freedom for working-class Victorians, and discover how London became a tourist destination.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 5 - Full Steam Ahead

4.0 3 x
Discover what the South Devon Railway was like before the Beeching cuts of the 1960s and hear how the railways came to the rescue when a fatal disease wiped out London's cattle.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 4 - Full Steam Ahead

3.0 0 x
Revisit the golden age of steam train travel. Our team of historians take the ride of a lifetime aboard arguably the most famous locomotive in the world, the Flying Scotsman.
1:00:00

Series 1, Episode 3 - Full Steam Ahead

3.0 2 x
How did the Victorian-era railways transform the British diet? Find out as our historians reveal how trains improved the quality of our meat and revolutionised beer production.
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