Walking Britain's Lost Railways

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Walking Britain's Lost Railways

This penultimate episode finds Rob in Kent, following a quiet, rural line that exploded into prominence during two world wars. The Elham Valley Railway once linked Canterbury to Folkestone, via the chalk downs of the 'Garden of England'.

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Season 3
Rob is in Yorkshire on the trail of a man once known as the 'Railway King'. George Hudson rose from farming origins to become Lord Mayor of York, and the greatest railway builder of all. During the 'railway mania' of the 1840s, Hudson controlled almost a third of the country's rail network.
Rob delves further back in time than ever before to explore the copper mining that once dominated Cornwall. From north coast, to south coast, he follows Cornwall's first two railways, and discovers how the deep mines they served prompted the invention of the all-important steam engine.
This episode sees Rob in the heart of England, following a high-speed railway that once tore its way through the towns and cities of the East Midlands. The Great Central Railway was the final great line of the Victorian era - the last main line to be built in Britain until the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, more than a century ...
Rob's third outing sees him crossing the charming Cotswolds, following the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway. This region is picture postcard rural England - rolling hills, honey-coloured cottages, and plenty of celebrities and the odd prime minister, rushing to their country abodes. But as this lost railway reveals, f...
Rob follows an epic 70 mile route across the Grampian Mountains - the first railway line to make a direct link between Scotland's Lowlands and its glorious west coast.
Rob Bell discovers the now-abandoned lines that unlocked the wild coastline of north Devon. He begins by following the dramatic Barnstaple and Ilfracombe Railway, and then crosses to the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway.