Riding Britain's Railways

August 2019

Season 1 Episode 3 - War Revolution

Expired 3.0 12 x
This final episode focuses on the railways on the frontline - moving troops to the front, rescuing them when they retreated, evacuating civilians, suffering nightly bombardment during the Blitz and playing a vital role in the build-up to D-Day. Dan explores the work and heroism of the railway men and women and the vital te...

Season 1 Episode 2 - Tunnel Revolution

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Host Dan Cruickshank follows the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the brilliant engineer of great originality who designed the Great Western Railway and the first transatlantic steamer. The magnificent steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway were a combination of elegance and raw power. Brunel dreamed of a fast, lux...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Steam Revolution

Expired 4.0 26 x
Climb up on the footplate and join historian and host Dan Cruickshank for a railway adventure like no other as he investigates how trains helped shape modern Britain. This three-part series resurrects an exhilarating age and kicks off by focusing on the railways' role in defeating Hitler, before unearthing the incredible e...