Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways (2013)

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Locomotion (BBC)

Technology Documentary hosted by Dan Snow, published by BBC in 2013 - English narration


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Dan Snow examines the development of the railways from their beginnings as track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century to the pivotal technology for modern Britain.


1)  Beginnings 
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. Rapid industrial growth during the early 19th century, coupled with the prospect of vast profits, drove inventors and entrepreneurs to develop steam locomotives, metal tracks and an array of daring tunnels, cuttings and bridges that created a nationwide system of railways in just 30 years. George Stephenson's Liverpool and Manchester Railway became the model for future inter-city travel for the next century and his fast, reliable locomotive, The Rocket, began a quest for speed that has defined our modern world.

2)  Network 
In the late 1830s the railways arrived in London and linked the capital to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. This was the start of a truly national network - and one of the greatest civil engineering projects in history.The spread of the railways triggered a mania across Britain. Railway tycoons like Samuel Morton Peto and George Hudson made and lost fortunes as the stock markets boomed around these new developments. Yet the bubble burst in 1847 and shares plummeted. Thousands of ordinary shareholders filled the bankruptcy courts. However as Dan Snow reveals, the legacy of the mania was an incredible rail network for 19th century Britain and a revolution in the way people lived.

3)  Ownership 
Over just fifty years, Britain's railways grew from a handful of small lines carrying coal to the biggest industry in the strongest nation on the planet. A nation had built the railways and now those railways would build a nation, influencing working conditions for its employees, proving a valuable export across the globe and even changing warfare. Yet the story of railways up until the beginning of the Second World War concerned who they really belonged to - the private rail companies who were obsessed with profit; the public who rode them; or the government, who needed them at times of crisis but were reluctant to regulate.

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 * Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
 * Video Bitrate: CRF 19
 * Video Resolution: 1280x720
 * Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
 * Audio Codec: AAC-LC
 * Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps ABR 48KHz
 * Audio Channels: 2
 * Run-Time: 59 mins
 * Framerate: 25 FPS
 * Number Of Parts: 3
 * Part Size: 1.53 GB (average)
 * Source: HDTV
 * Encoded by: JungleBoy



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1)  Further Information 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01q16wj

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