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First transmitted in 1986, Miles Kington looks at three locomotives which played a part in keeping Britain on the tracks towards the world speed record.

First transmitted in 1986, Miles Kington looks at three locomotives, including the ‘City of Truro’ and ‘Sir Nigel Gresley’, which played a part in keeping Britain on the tracks towards the world speed record. In conversation with John Bellwood from the National Railway Museum in York, Kington reflects on the pros and cons of Patrick Stirling’s Single Wheeler locomotive.

First shown: 22 Jul 1986

Available for over a year Duration 29 mins

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