Classics of Steam [4 Discs] [DVD]
- SKU: 17683151
- Release Date: 04/28/2009
This box set caters to lovers of trains, train history, and train lore, with four separate hour-long documentaries on the subject of British railways. First up is Titans of Steam, on the classic English locomotives that have endured for decades and continue to ride on preserved rail lines. Next up is Strange Trains, an offbeat look at some of the most unusual trains in the UK, including the Docklands Light Railway and the Rocket. The Classics explores some of England's most beloved vintage engines - a number of which are still in service - including the Prince on the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway and the Rail Class 37s of the Northern Highlands. Finally, A Feast of Steam, per its title, focuses exclusively on live steam engines in Britain, with emphases on the narrow gauge, industrial and British Rail standard classes.