Great Western Railway: Volume One (DVD)
In 1833, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was appointed engineer of the newly founded Great Western Railway. Using archive footage and photographs our series of three programmes follows its development:
Before Nationalisation features the GWR in the 1920's to the introduction of the King Class? the world's fastest train, streamlining and through the war years and in to nationalization and the formation of British rail.
Into the Sixties covers the start of the withdrawal of Steam with the last Suburban steam from Paddington, we see the withdrawal of the first Grange? and witness the last of the Kings?.
In the End of Steam we see the Pannier Tanks, Castles working at Paddington and Reading Station with a variety of Halls?, Castles?, Manors? and Prairies? and we also take a tour of the Swindon shed and works.
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