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The Birth of Steam

Julia Bradbury takes a series of walks following Britain's lost rail empire. She crosses Cornwall, following a railway that has not operated for 140 years.

Tin and copper once made the area around Redruth the richest patch of land in the country. They inspired great engineering feats and pioneering tramways, the forebears of the rail empire. Julia Bradbury has her work cut out as she crosses an entire county, winding past Cornwall's crumbling engine houses and following a railway that has not operated for 140 years.

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Julia Bradbury
Producer Owen Rodd
Executive Producer Eric Harwood
Director Owen Rodd

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