Dan Snow's History Of Railways

June 2016

S1 Ep3 - Global Rail Empire

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Global Rail Empire - In just fifty years, Britain's railways had grown 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; now those railways would build a nati...

S1 Ep2 - Full Steam Ahead

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Full Steam Ahead - In the late 1830's 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. The ...
July 2015

S1 Ep1 - Gathering Momentum

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Gathering Momentum - In 19th century Britain there was an eruption of engineering enterprise and financial ambition that gives the pyramids a run for their money as one of the most ambitious construction projects ever attempted. In this fascinating ...