Coals from Newcastle (1997)

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  • Featuring

    John Peel

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


  • Type


  • Category

    Non Fiction


The first programme in a six-part series tracking the history of Britain's railways shows how the industrialisation of the North East had a profound influence on the railway revolution that was to change Britain. Includes a replica of George Stephenson's `Locomotion'; a newly unearthed 18th century railway near Newcastle; a gravity incline railway; a replica of the A5 locomotive; the Lambton Tank coal engine.

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