Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

About the Show

From their beginnings as a primitive system of track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways quickly developed into the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution and the pivotal technology for modern Britain and a connected world. Dan Snow looks at the rapid progress of the railways in their early years, and profiles some of the people who helped to define this new mode of transport. Part 1 of 3.