Steam Trains | Great British engines, railway journeys and steam enthusiasts
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 13 October 1966
DURATION | 5 minutes 36 seconds
In response to viewers' letters about the scrapping of steam trains across the UK, Christopher Trace introduces a report from John Noakes aboard the Flying Scotsman locomotive as it takes a commemorative run from London's Victoria station to Brighton. Noakes begins the journey on the footplate, but soon gets involved with helping the fireman to keep the boiler stoked with coal.
The Flying Scotsman has been on a number of commemorative journeys since this one was filmed. It has even been shipped abroad on various occasions, including a trip to Australia in 1988.
The atmospheric sounds of railways and trains from a bygone era.
Steaming down to Eastbourne with a canine passenger on the footplate.
The Mallard's swansong on the line from Grantham to Peterborough.
A lyrical memorial to some of the stations closed by 'The Beeching Report'.
'Diesel engines are machines, steam locomotives are practically human.'
John Noakes gets his hands dirty on a trip from London to Brighton.
Non-stop from London to Edinburgh - can the Flying Scotsman do it again 40 years later?
A quirky celebration of our love for steam trains.
Reminiscences about Birmingham Snow Hill station in the 1920s.
An affectionate look at the Dart Valley Railway.
Which hobby unites an airline pilot, a carpenter, a schoolboy, a diplomat and a science teacher?
Take a trip through the Yorkshire Dales on the Clan Line.
Join Michael Palin as he travels from London to the Highlands of Scotland.
A celebration of locomotion, from the Rocket to the APT.
Restoring the Green Knight at East Somerset Railway.
Travel on the footplate on the West Highland Line.
Visit the Cornish and Devon Riviera on the Great Western Railway.
A stunning journey from Fort William to Mallaig with a very contented train driver.
The story of the Isle of Man's Victorian steam railway.
Enthusiasts keep steam alive on Britain's tracks.
How the arrival of the rail networks changed the British countryside.
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