About The Golden Age Of Steam

The Golden Age Of Steam tells the remarkable story of how some volunteers saved Britain's railway tracks.

The Golden Age Of Steam

This two-part documentary tells the remarkable story of a band of visionaries who rescued some of the little narrow gauge railways that once served Britain's industries.

A volunteer talking enthusiastically about the journey they made to bring back Britain's steam trains.

A volunteer talking enthusiastically about the journey they made to bring back Britain's steam trains.

These small railways and the steam engines that ran on them were once the driving force of Britain's mines, quarries, factories and docks. Then, as they disappeared after 1945, volunteers set to work to bring the lines and the steam engines back to life and started a movement which spread throughout the world.

Their home movies tell the story of how they helped millions reconnect with a past they thought had gone forever.