Steam Engines of the LMS – This programme takes a look at the thousands of steam engines operated by the London Midland & Scottish Railway until nationalisation in 1948. The programme includes the Jinty Class 3F small tank locos, the Class 7P Royal Scot express passenger locos, many members of the once 842-strong Class 5 locos – commonly known as Black 5s.
Steam Engines of the SR - This programme takes a look at the some of the many locomotives operated by the Southern Railway until nationalisation in 1948. The Southern was perhaps the most innovative of the four railway companies at the time, with many famous examples surviving into preservation. Featured in the programme are the O Class - South Eastern & Chatham Railway No. 65, Schools Class 30926 4-4-0 Repton, Schools Class 928 Stowe, Battle of Britain Class - streamlined 4-6-2 Pacific locomotives - 34081 - 92 Squadron, City of Wells 34092, A1 Class Stepney - London Brighton and South Coast Railways 55, A1 Class Fenchurch 672, 1618 U Class Mogul 2-6-0 locomotive, Eddystone West Country Class 34028, as well as examples of electric and diesel locomotives.
The Joy of Steam - All across Great Britain today you’ll find steam rallies and preserved railways to visit, a number of which are featured in this programme. And better still, thanks to a wealth of genuine archive footage, enthusiasts of all ages can see for themselves exactly what steam power was all about. So, it’s all aboard for a journey to the past, when steam not only shaped the landscape of Great Britain, but also the nation’s heritage as well.