The Birth of Steam

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Episode 3 of 6

Duration: 30 minutes

Julia Bradbury takes a series of walks following the old tracks, overgrown cuttings and ancient viaducts of Britain's lost rail empire.

Tin and copper once made the area around Redruth the richest patch of land in the country. They inspired great engineering feats and pioneering tramways, the forebears of the rail empire. Julia has her work cut out as she crosses an entire country, winding past Cornwall's crumbling engine houses and following a railway that has not operated for 140 years.

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Presenter
Julia Bradbury
Producer
Owen Rodd
Executive Producer
Eric Harwood
Director
Owen Rodd

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