Vintage Steam Trains: Great British Steam
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All aboard for a nostalgic look at one of England’s most beloved traditions — vintage steam train travel. When steam trains were threatened with extinction, the British public united to conserve carriages and locomotives and even bought unused train lines. This made it possible for today’s generation to travel on vintage steam trains throughout Great Britain. Climb aboard for an up-close-and-personal ride on vintage trains as they cut through the beautiful British countryside. Examine the interiors of the passenger cars from long ago, witness the machinery and mechanisms still used to operate these giant iron beasts, and take a peek at the offices and rooms used by train personnel. Journey through the steam train’s intriguing past, and learn the unique history of these colossal and beautiful machines starting with railways inventor, George Stevenson. Originating from humble beginnings, he pioneered steam locomotive travel and made it possible for lines to be built where it once would have been impossible to imagine traveling. This in turn, opened up communication, travel, and commerce throughout Great Britain, changing the face of the country forever.

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Directors

Liam Dale

Studio

The Orchard

Subtitles

English (CC)

Released year

2009

Duration

59 min

Genres

Documentary
Foreign/Independent

Size

996.72 MB (SD)

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