Britain invented the steam locomotive, which, for more than a hundred years, was to reign supreme on her railways. Her engineers carved out of the countryside a new iron-age architecture of unparalleled grandeur and audacity. This film seeks to capture the spirit of an era. A tribute to the men who built British Railways. Unique film, photographs and old prints are used to tell the story of the creation of the railways of Britain, and the heyday of the steam locomotive.
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