April 6, 2016

Expired 3.0 2 x
Over just 50 years, Britain's railways grew from a handful of small lines carrying coal to the biggest industry in the strongest nation on the planet. A nation had built the railways and now those railways would build a nation, influencing working conditions for its employees, proving a valuable export across the globe and...
Episodes 2016

April 5, 2016

Expired 3.0 12 x
In the late 1830s, the railways arrived in London and linked the capital to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. This was the start of a truly national network - and one of the greatest civil engineering projects in history.

April 4, 2016

Expired 3.0 18 x
From their beginnings as a primitive system of track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways quickly developed into the driving force behind the industrial revolution and the pivotal technology for modern Britain, and a connected world.
Episodes 2015

July 6, 2015

Expired 3.0 20 x
Dan Snow explores how Britain invented and built the railways.(R)
Episodes 2013

Episode of Tuesday 12 February 2013

3.0 27 x
Dan Snow explores how Britain invented and built the railways.

Episode 3

3.0 31 x
Over just 50 years the railways grew from transporting coal to a vital part of the economy

Episode 2

3.0 23 x
Tracing the development of the railways from simple tracks to a truly national network.

Episode 1

3.0 21 x
A look at railways from their beginnings as tracks for coal carts in the 18th century.
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