Railway Mania

Duration: 26 minutes

First transmitted in 1980, Anthony Burton travels from York through Leeds and Harrogate to discover more about Britain's industrial past and the role of railway companies in the 19th Century. Along the way, he finds out about the dark and dangerous work of tunnelling, the different classes of passenger coaches and the grandeur of railway hotels.

  • BBC Four Steam Railways Collection

    BBC Four Steam Railways Collection
    This programme is part of a collection of programmes celebrating Britain’s extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.


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  • More about this programme

    The Clan Line was one of the Merchant Navy-class locomotives designed by Oliver Bulleid, Southern Railway's chief mechanical engineer.
  • About BBC Four Collection programmes

    Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required.


Anthony Burton
Suzanne Davies
Series Producer
Michael Garrod


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    Celebrating Britain's extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.

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