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This programme examines the development of the steam locomotive from its origins in the decade before Victoria's reign to the Midland Compound at the very end of her reign. Several famous have been filmed in steam, including the oldest working locomotive in Britain 'Lion' and the replica of Stephenson's 'Rocket'. Other engines were filmed at the National Railwat Museum in York along with interesting developments in coach design. An important section of the programme is devoted to the Stirling Single-Wheeler which was steamed on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The film contains unique footage of the Midland Compound prior to its departure at the head of a British Rail special from York to Rochdale.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A281, Technology and change c.1750-1914
Item code: A281; 08
First transmission date: 14-07-1984
Published: 1984
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Duration: 00:24:27
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Producer: Roger Thompson
Contributors: F. J. Bellwood; Colin Russell
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Industrial revolution; Lion loco; Locomotives; Midland Compound loco; National Railway Museum, York; North Yorkshire Moors Railway; Railways; Rocket loco; Steam locomotives; Stirling Single Wheeler
Master spool number: HOU4455
Production number: FOUA181H
Videofinder number: 2553
Available to public: no