Britain's Greatest Machines: Train Special

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Wednesday 28 April, 7.30pm

The 1820s was one of the most revolutionary decades in history. In just ten years, transportation evolved from foot and horse to the first passenger railway, forever changing British society. Chris Barrie follows this breakthrough, heading down a mine to witness rail’s earliest roots and taking a spin on the Trevithick Puffing Devil – the world’s first high-pressure steam engine. Finally, the intrepid presenter climbs on to the footplate of some of the earliest and most famous trains in the world. All aboard!

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