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Steam and the Modern Age

Fred looks at the major advance that was made in the application of steam power with the invention of the steam turbine, and at its continued use today for the generation of electricity in both coal-fired and nuclear power stations. He also looks at the way our steam heritage is preserved in museums and by steam preservation societies.

Release date:

29 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Feb 2015 09:10


Role Contributor
PresenterFred Dibnah
ProducerDavid Hall

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