Steam Trains | Great British engines, railway journeys and steam enthusiasts
CHANNEL | Regional Programme
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 January 1936
DURATION | 13 minutes 03 seconds
This delightful programme, which was made for Northern Ireland radio, features visits to Euston and Paddington stations. It records the comings and goings of staff and passengers ('Is there a ladies-only compartment?') and captures the sounds of star steam engines the Royal Scot and the Silver Jubilee.
Euston was the first mainline terminus station in a capital city anywhere in the world. It opened in 1837 as the terminus for the London and Birmingham Railway, which was constructed by Robert Stephenson, and initially had only two platforms, one each for arrivals and departures.
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