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Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Series 1

Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

  • Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways, 1

    Not just for train buffs, Dan Snow's superb history of the tracks begins with a look at the development of the rail network and steam engines during the Industrial Revolution.

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  • Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways, 2

    Discover Britain's proud railway past. By the mid-1800s, London was linked to other major cities as a trailblazing national network took shape and train mania gripped the UK.

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  • Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways, 3

    Dan Snow recalls the golden age of railways, from the late 1800s to World War II. It was the biggest industry in the world's strongest state, but who did our tracks belong to?

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