In the 1870s Victorian politicians debated the virtues of constructing a 20km-long railway through Melbourne's east, simply to circumvent a privately-owned railway from South Yarra to Flinders Street Station. By 1878 the private railway had been purchased by the Victorian Government and there was no longer a need to build the orbital railway. But greedy politicians pushed legislation through parliament, authorising the construction of the railway through their own private land holdings. This is the story of Melbourne's Outer Circle Railway.
Behind the scenes at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, taking a look back in time to the golden age of steam. A tireless army of staff and volunteers give the inside track on what it takes to run a heritage railway.
Discover the secrets of Japan's railways, from the newest technologies and systems in use, to travel tips and must-see places.
Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with a copy of George Bradshaw's Victorian Railway Guidebook. Portillo travels the length and breadth of the country to see how the railways changed us, and what of Bradshaw's Britain remains.
Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide.
God's Wonderful Railway was a children's drama TV series made by the BBC. There were eight 30-minute episodes, originally screened from 6 February 1980.
The Railway Dragon is a 1989 American television animated film. Leslie Nielsen featured as the narrator.
Great Railway Journeys, originally titled Great Railway Journeys of the World, is a recurring series of travel documentaries produced by BBC Television. The premise of each programme is that the presenter, typically a well-known figure from the arts or media, would make a journey by train, usually through a country or to a destination to which they had a personal connection. There were four series broadcast on BBC Two between 1980 and 1999, with the shorter series title being used for all but the first. In 2010 a similar series also aired on BBC Two, Great British Railway Journeys.
The adventures of three children forced to move from London to Yorkshire when their father is imprisoned.
A serial in eight parts adapted for television from the book by E. Nesbit.
Follow a team of more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they race to build a brand new railway under London - Crossrail - London's new Underground.
Documentary going behind the scenes at the London transport hub, meeting the army of workers who keep this vital network running.
Tomohiro's Railway Tour of China was a travel documentary series, produced by Japanese public broadcaster NHK and broadcast on television, both nationally and internationally by NHK's networks. A live relay from China aired every Sunday at 12:00pm, followed by a 10-minute digest edition - a new edition airing Monday through Friday at 12:00pm. The host of the program was Tomohiro Sekiguchi, an actor by profession.