Railway Mania

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.

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Sun 9 Feb 1986 11:45

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

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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.


Role Contributor
PresenterAnthony Burton
ProducerSuzanne Davies
Series ProducerMichael Garrod

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