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The Manufactured Landscape was a series made by HTV and shown on ITV Schools.
It looks at how Britain became the first country to industrialise and during the nineteenth century become
the most powerful nation in the world and the workshop of the world.
The series looks at the development of canals and roads, railways, the origins of steam and the growth of towns.
3: The Railway Age
This excellent programme looks at the results that the introduction of the steam railway had on life in Britain.
Like so many industrial changes, the origins of railways go back to the coal industry.
For several hundred years coal had been carried by sea from the coal fields of North Eastern England to London.
The problem the coal owners faced was how to get their coal from the pit heads to the ports.
The answer was the railway, in which wagons could be pushed by men or pulled by horses.
Then a new source of power came into its own - The steam locomotive.
Production Company: HTV West
Presenter: Neil Cossons
Writer and Associate Producer: Dr Jane Chapman
Produced and Directed by Kenneth Price
Video: DivX 5 720x536 25.00fps 1145Kbps
Audio: MPEG Audio Layer 3 44100Hz 128Kbps
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