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Walking Britain's Lost Railways Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Elgin to Portsoy

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Sep 21, 2018
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Elgin to Portsoy Sep 21, 2018 Rob Bell seeks out the lost railway from Elgin to Portsoy, a line which served the fishing and whisky industries so vital to the local communities. The track bed to the 'Scottish Riviera' of Lossiemouth once saw sherry barrels aplenty and vast quantities of fish along its surprisingly straight route - the picturesque docks still betray the presence of steel track right up to the water's edge. Rob is helped in detecting the line by local ramblers, but he's quite unprepared for the sight that awaits him: the magnificent Spey Bridge. Salmon fills the river here and once ...

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Season 01, Episode 02 Sheffield

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Sep 28, 2018
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Sheffield Sep 28, 2018 Rob starts his journey in the famous steel town of Sheffield, where he’ll be following the old Woodhead Line, through the Pennines, to the industrial powerhouse of Manchester. This film is about human endeavour against all the odds, building, and running a railway through one of the most inhospitable parts of the country.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Dartmoor

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Oct 5, 2018
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Dartmoor Oct 5, 2018 Rob’s journey through Dartmoor from Plymouth to Exeter begins in unlikely surrounds: in the garage of model railway enthusiast Bruce Hunt. Bruce has meticulously recreated the beginning of this line in miniature, including a model of Rob himself, and explains how to trace the now lost line through the dense overgrowth which has emerged since its closure.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Lake District

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Oct 12, 2018
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Lake District Oct 12, 2018 This is the story of a freight line, built to traverse the tricky landscape of the Lake District to transport minerals from the many Cumberland mines, but which later was embraced by tourists eager to explore the spectacular countryside. Rob begins his journey in Penrith Station, where he?s advised that the lost line begins over the busy motorway between a fence and a walking track - not an easy route to find.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Somerset & Dorset

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Oct 19, 2018
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Somerset & Dorset Oct 19, 2018 The story of the Somerset and Dorset line is one of investors, certain of the wealth they would generate, overcoming tremendous difficulties to build the line, only to find the landscape too punishing to avoid financial ruin.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Wales

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Oct 26, 2018
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Wales Oct 26, 2018 Rob Bell visits Wales to examine the story of a lost line between Ruabon and Barmouth. The route represented a sea-change in how ordinary Victorian working families were granted affordable access to the landscape and language of the Welsh heartlands. He takes a trip across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - the oldest and longest navigable aqueduct in Great Britain and the highest in the world - and goes canoeing in Lake Bala. In Dolgellau, Rob meets a local harpist and hears the sounds that became intrinsically tied to the image of Wales.

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