Ian Hislop's Trains That Changed The World

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Ian Hislop's Trains That Changed The World
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Series 1, Episode 4 - Metal Monsters

Advanced freight trains can haul the weight of 170 Boeing 747s across thousands of miles.

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 1 - First Impact

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The historical impact from the first locomotives during the Industrial Revolution.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Brave New World

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The steam train reached its zenith in the Old World, and in the New World, trains like the Burlington Zephyr were part of the race for modernity

Series 1, Episode 2 - Age of Freedom

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The railroads ended slavery in the USA, but trains can be agents of oppression too. The British Empire built railways to rule the world, enabling it to control the empire.