British Steam Locomotives is a series of programmes which looks at the power and majesty of some of Britain’s most famous steam locomotives. Each programme covers an individual named locomotive and looks at its history, restoration and more recent working.
180 years ago in 1833, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was appointed engineer of the newly founded Great Western Railway. Using archive footage and photographs our series of programmes follows it`s development: from the London to the West Country lines that are remembered with such affection as journeys to holiday destinations to the Steam Locomotives designed by Gooch, Churchward and Collett; the grand terminals of Paddington and Temple Meads and the countless country halts.
The cameras are everywhere - on the trackside, on the footplate and in the shunting yard - the footage is stunning, the script is engaging and the input from enginemen and owners adds depth and interest.
Railways Restored is a fascinating series, focusing on the lines at the forefront of steam preservation; featuring unrivalled collections of steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, seen in action up and down the line, complemented by beautifully restored stations. These programmes go behind the scenes, exploring the history and current operation of the railway.