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Aired Thursday June 30, 1:35am - 2:35amon BBC Four HD

The Golden Age of Steam Railways

Small Is Beautiful

Two-part documentary telling the remarkable story of a band of visionaries who rescued some of the little narrow gauge railways that once served Britain's industries. These small railways and the steam engines that ran on them were the driving force of Britain's mines, factories and docks. Their home movies tell the story of how they helped millions reconnect with a past they thought had gone forever.

Documentary / History / Miniseries
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • David ParkerDirector
  • Jenny AgutterNarrator