The Age of Steam was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life from trade and transportation to health and recreation. This series will reveal how the world we live in today was entirely shaped by the railways, charting the glorious evolution of the rail transportation and how it left its mark on every aspect of our life, landscape and culture. Each episode, we hop aboard an old-fashioned locomotive and set off down the line to a new part of the country with our team of experts (the established stars of the BBC Two Farm series, Peter Ginn, Alex Langlands and Ruth Goodman) who will immerse themselves in the story of how the railways made us what we are today. They also get their hands dirty, driving the train across the country, working in the station, manning the signal box and learning how to run every aspect of a 19th and early 20th century railway. This is a trip not to be missed.
2 dvds - 360 minutes