Full Steam Ahead

2020
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S1E6)

3.0 4 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

S1E5)

4.0 4 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

S1E4)

4.0 5 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

S1E3)

4.0 5 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

S1E2)

4.0 3 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

S1E1)

3.0 3 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

S1E6)

4.0 5 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

S1E5)

3.0 2 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

S1E4)

3.0 1 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.
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Historians Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn relive the golden age of steam. They begin by exploring how the introduction of steam railways in the early 19th century created a domestic revolution, from the way people lived to the food they ate. Arriving at Ffestiniog Railway in Snowdonia, they find out how millions of tons of slate were moved down the mountain, while underground, Alex experiences the brutal conditions face by miners in the Llechwedd Quarry.Onze nieuwe app is nu al te ...
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