BBC Four Steam Railways CollectionThis programme is part of a collection of programmes celebrating Britain’s extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.
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The programme’s title, Engines Must Not Enter the Potato Siding, is a reference to a notice originally displayed at the now long demolished Sheffield Bridgehouses terminal.
Bridgehouses, then one of four goods yards in Sheffield, contained a potato siding that was raised above the road and had a wooden floor, hence not suitable for heavy locomotives.
About BBC Four Collection programmesProgrammes 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. In these cases, edits are kept to a minimum and are made only for technical reasons.
- Roger Snowdon
- Malcolm Brown
- Gerry Townrow
Celebrating Britain's extraordinary Steam Railway legacy.