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Welshpool to Aberystwyth

Armed with his copy of Bradshaw's Victorian railway guidebook, Michael Portillo concludes his series of journeys along the tracks that helped fuel the Industrial Revolution by travelling to the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth.

He experiences Victorian entertainment, hears how the railways took Welsh textiles into even the most exclusive households and unleashes the power of a 19th-century engineering triumph.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 26 May 2015 19:30

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
Series ProducerMichelle Heeley
DirectorDean Griffiths
Executive ProducerJohn Comerford

Steam Railways Collection

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A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.