Fred Dibnah always had a passion for Steam Railways, Steam Rollers, Traction Engines, Pumping Engines, Mill Engines and Pithead Winding Engines. He spent a large part of his life restoring them and studying their construction and history. This collection brings together previously unseen footage shot for the BBC as Fred unearths the best of our steam and railway heritage and meets some of his fellow enthusiasts who devote their lives to finding, restoring, preserving and operating steam engines of all shapes and sizes.
The Railway Collection
The Story of Britain's Railways
From the earliest wooden wagon ways to the last great days of steam and the birth of the railway preservation movement, Fred gives us his own unique history of the railways in Britain.
Great Little Steam Railways
Fred recollects his boyhood passion for steam railways, takes us on a tour of some of his favourite preservation lines and tells us some of his own railway stories.
Made in Britain: Railway Yards and Workshops
The skills of building, maintaining and restoring steam locomotives are still alive at the workshops of some of Britain’s preserved railways, and Fred visited some of the biggest on his traction engine grand tour of Britain for the series "Made In Britain".
The Steam Collection
The Story of the Traction Engine
From the first steam powered road carriages to the great road locomotives, showmans engines and steam lorries of the 20th century and the birth of the preservation movement, Fred tells the story of steam power.
Britain's Biggest Engines
Fred travels round Britain to unearth Britain’s most powerful steam engines and their stories. He takes us to huge Northern mills, impressive pit head winding engines, museums, pumping engines and a great steel rolling mill.
On The Road With Fred
A specially edited version of Fred’s epic journey round Britain on his traction engine in 2004.
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