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The Birth of Steam

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 Bradbury has her work cut out as she crosses an entire county, winding past Cornwall's crumbling engine houses and following a railway that has not operated for 140 years.

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30 minutes

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Mon 6 Jun 2016 19:30


Role Contributor
PresenterJulia Bradbury
ProducerOwen Rodd
Executive ProducerEric Harwood
DirectorOwen Rodd

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