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Episodes

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Episode 1

Cornish Steam Giant

Comedy actor Mark Williams celebrates two hundred years of trains, charting the development of the first locomotive by Richard Trevithick in 1804.

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Episode 2

Rocket Men

Comedy actor Mark Williams celebrates 200 years of trains, tracking the creation of railways in North East England by George Stephenson and his son.

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Episode 3

Brunel

Comedy actor Mark Williams celebrates two hundred years of trains, investigating Brunel's development of the highly advanced Great Western Railway.

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Episode 4

Moving Mountains

Mark Williams rides the American railroad to explore how the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad linked the east and west coasts of America.

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Episode 5

Carriage Kings

Mark explores how the introduction of railways affected society, riding in an old 3rd class carriage before travelling in style on the Orient Express.

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Episode 6

Death on the Tracks

Mark learns how during the early days of train travel, death on the tracks was tragically common and how flags and electric levers helped avoid this.

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Episode 7

Big Country

Mark discovers how a curious engine was used to transport slate down the Welsh mountains, inspired by an amazing railway in the Rocky Mountains.

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Episode 8

Speed and Power

Mark explains how the race for speed during the 1920s and 1930s led to locomotives setting records that are still a match for modern rail travel.

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Episode 9

Going Underground

Mark gets to grips with the oldest underground train network in the world, London's Underground, and travels through an early tunnel under the Thames.

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Episode 10

Diesel Generation

Mark explores the introduction of diesel electric systems in 1953 and drives a Class 31 complete with hot plate, windscreen wiper and ashtrays.