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Branching Out

For more than 100 years steam trains ran Britain, but when steam started to disappear in the 1950s bands of volunteers got together to save some of the tracks and the steam engines that ran on them. Some of these enthusiasts filmed their exploits and the home movies they shot tell the story of how they did it, and how they helped people to reconnect to a world of steam most thought had been lost forever.

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1 hour


Thursday 21:00

BBC Four Steam Railways Collection

BBC Four Steam Railways Collection
Discover archive programmes celebrating Britain’s extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.

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Role Contributor
NarratorJenny Agutter
ProducerDavid Parker
DirectorDavid Parker