History KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Dan Snow examines the development of the railways from their beginnings as track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century to the pivotal technology for modern Britain.

Suitable for: History at KS3 and GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and in Scotland.

How to build a railway
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Life before railways
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Liverpool to Manchester - the world’s first modern railway
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The Stockton and Darlington Railway
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The world that railways made
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