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This programme traces the development of British trains throughout the 20th century.
Beginning with the great days of steam and the express engines of the big four companies it takes us through World War Two and Nationalisation, the variety of elderly locos that survived into the 1950s, the rise of the electric train, the development of diesel traction, the end stream, and the mix of power still in use today.
Duration: 58 minutes.
Video codec: xvid
Video bit rate: 1199 kbps
frame rate: 25 fps
frame width: 720 pixels
frame height: 576 pixels
Audio codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio bit rate: 128 kbps
This is the second in a 4 disc series (following 100 Years of British Ships). I will upload the programmes about British buses and trams in the next few days.
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