Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

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Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Post by warbonnetuk » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:26 pm

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Did anyone catch the first episode of this BBC2 series and if so is it worth a watch from a industrial / social historial perspective rather than as a rail enthusiast

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Re: Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Post by Gloriousnse » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:48 pm

I think it was worth it, it works best from that kind of outlook, definately not 'railfan watching'. ;)

(Although the GP-TRAMM engaged in electrification work in the background at one point was quite nice.)
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Re: Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Post by Gloriousnse » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:44 pm

I thought the second episode was somewhat better than the first with some fascinating insights.

I I was very taken with the quote from Wordsworth that this country was 'an asylum for railway lunatics'!
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Re: Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways

Post by torikoos » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:02 pm

sounds better than anorak :-)
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