Documentary History

Trains that Changed the World

In this series, we reveal how four iconic trains revolutionised rail travel – and inspired incredible railway projects the world over.

For over 200 years, trains have transformed our lives. They have changed the way we travel, the way we work…even the way we holiday. In this series, we reveal how four iconic trains revolutionised rail travel – and inspired incredible railway projects the world over. We’ll journey aboard legendary railway engines such as The Flying Scotsman and Stephenson’s Rocket. Each episode will explore an area of life that saw dramatic transformation thanks to the train. We’ll learn how trains made us go faster; how they transformed our cities; how they powered industry and how they helped us to get away.

DURATION

4 x 60

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2020

PRODUCED BY

October Films

BROADCASTER

Channel 5

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