Central Steam

HISTORY CHANNEL – Saturdays from 6 November 7.30pm

Central Steam is an exciting, new 15 part series with fascinating access behind the scenes at the preserved steam heritage railway, the Great Central Railway. The Great Central is unique in Britain in that it is the only preserved line that has a double track so that the days when full size steam engines could pass each other can be recreated.

The series follows a year in the life of the railway, as we meet some of the seven hundred staff and volunteers who share their passion for the golden age of steam. Over the series we meet engine drivers and firemen, chefs, engineers, and visiting celebrities including artist David Shepherd and pop mogul Pete Waterman. And not to mention visiting engines including ‘Tornado’, ‘Oliver Cromwell’, and the vintage ‘Sir Berkeley’ that helped build the Great Central 110 years ago.