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Episodes

Episode 1

Colne Valley

Vince Henderson takes a ride on the 1952 Hunslet of Leeds and learns how a boyhood dream became a thriving preservation railway.

Episode 2

Mid-Hants Railway

Vince Henderson's on the footplate of a 1920 S15 and lubricates the hulking 150-tonne Canadian Pacific before riding a line 600ft above sea level.

Episode 3

Furness Lakeside

Spectacular scenery, a steep climb and superb locos await Vince Henderson as he boards the country's oldest working standard-gauge steam loco.

Episode 4

Severn Valley

Vince Henderson meets Thomas the Tank Engine and catches up with the restoration of a Pannier tank engine that's been to the moon and back - twice.

Episode 5

Didcot Railway

Vince Henderson gets to grips with broad-gauge wars at a centre dedicated to Brunel's GWR and uncovers restoration on a historic WWII carriage.

Episode 6

Bluebell

Vince Henderson takes a ride on the magnificent Blackmoor Vale before keeping a royal appointment with an Edwardian vintage carriage!

Episode 7

Leighton Buzzard

Can narrow gauge give standard gauge a run for its money? Vince Henderson finds out before getting involved with restoration on a 1913 well tank loco.

Episode 8

Stately Trains

Work is under way to save one of the original Flying Scotsman carriages that raced to the north at Embsay. Vince Henderson checks out progress.

Episode 9

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch

Vince Henderson uncovers the fascinating man behind the world's top 15-inch gauge railway and takes a ride on a record-breaking carriage, Gladys.

Episode 10

Churnet Valley

Vince Henderson steps back in time to re-enact a Staffordshire station at war, before boarding the American S160 loco for a trip into enemy territory.

Episode 11

Midland Railway

Vince Henderson learns how to drive a steam engine in Derbyshire, getting to grips with the workings of a 1926, 49-tonne, class 3 tank locomotive.

Episode 12

West Somerset

It's the Silver Jubilee Steam Gala! Vince Henderson joins enthusiasts and finds out what it's like to be a fireman on the Didmore Manor 7820.

Episode 13

Chinnor and Princes Risborough

Meet the volunteers who keep the four-mile Chinnor and Princes Risborough line running, before changing tracks for a 1932 Saddle Tank loco.

Episode 14

North Yorks Moors

Vince Henderson takes a ride on a BR Class 4MT along one of the most historic steam lines in the country, built by George Stephenson in 1836.

Episode 15

Northampton and Lamport

Join Vince as he lays a reclaimed track extension over the River Nene and discovers the delights and differences of the Polish TKh steam locomotives.

Episode 16

Mid-Norfolk

Giving up the thunder of steam for the growl of diesel, Vince Henderson gets to grips with an engine under repair and is in the pits after a storm.

Episode 17

North Norfolk

Vince Henderson climbs aboard the 121-year-old 41708 for a trip down the restored Poppy Line and explores the complexities of a late 19th century signal box.

Episode 18

Kent & East Sussex

Vince Henderson visits the track of the world's first light railway, rides a Northiam WD 197 and watches restoration on a first-class Pullman coach.

Episode 19

Lavender Line

Vince Henderson powers up the preservation line that portrays the steam-diesel transition of the 50s and 60s and discovers how to drive a diesel.