The Sorrow - Origin Of The Storm

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Mark Williams on the Rails
Technology, Travel Documentary hosted by Mark Williams, published by Discovery Channel in 2004 - English narrationInformation
Mark Williams on the Rails
A collection of all ten episodes from the acclaimed Discovery Channel series celebrating 200 years of railways. Travelling the length and breadth of Britain Mark Williams tracks down the nations fascinating railway heritage and gets to grips with locos such as the 160 ton Duchess of Sutherland. From the earliest designs of Richard Trevithick and George and Robert Stephenson to the advent of Class 31, the history is all here! Also revealed are the backgrounds to The London Underground and the evolution of railway coaches.
Exclusive Footage: Mark tackles the issue of safety on the rails and how todays rail companies are dealing with faster and more powerful trains while allaying the publics growing fear of safety. Visit Americas Transcontinental Railroad and sample the luxury of The Orient Express!
1)  Cornish Steam Giant 
The actor examines the achievement of Richard Trevithick, who built the first locomotive more than 200 years ago
2)  Rocket Men 
The creation of railways in north-east England by George Stephenson and his son
3)  Brunel 
Brunels development of the highly advanced Great Western Railway is explored by the comic actor and train enthusiast
4)  Moving Mountains 
The actor rides American trains to explore the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, which provided a much-needed link between the countrys east and west coasts
5)  Carriage Kings 
Taking a ride in an old third-class carriage and a lavish trip on the Orient Express, the actor and funnyman investigates how the introduction of railways affected social divisions
6)  Death on the Tracks 
The reasons why track deaths were commonplace during the early days of train travel, and how flags and electric levers helped improve safety
7)  Big Country 
How an engine used to transport slate down the Welsh peaks became the inspiration for a railway through the Rocky Mountains
8)  Speed and Power 
The ways in which the race for speed during the 1920s and 1930s led to locomotive records that are still a match for modern rail travel
9)  Diesel Generation 
The introduction of diesel electric systems in 1953 comes under the actors scrutiny, as he drives a Class 31 engine that boasts a hotplate, windscreen wiper and ashtrays
10)  Going Underground 
The comedian travels through an early tunnel beneath the Thames as he explores the London Underground, the oldest subterranean rail network in the world
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 * Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
 * Video Bitrate: 1758 Kbps
 * Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
 * Video Resolution: 832 x 468
 * Audio Codec: AAC LC
 * Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps CBR 48KHz
 * Audio Channels: 2
 * Run-Time: 24mins
 * Framerate: 25fps
 * Number of Parts: 10
 * Part Size: 287 MB
 * Container: mp4
 * Encoded by: Harry65
 * Source: DVD
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