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First transmitted in 1980, Brian Redhead reports from the 'Rocket 150' event held at Rainhill, Lancashire to mark the 150th anniversary of the world's first inter-city railway and the Stephensons' legendary Rocket locomotive. On display are 'celebrity' engines from across the country, including the 'Green Arrow', the 'Flying Scotsman' and the record-breaking Mallard-class train that bore its designer's name, 'Sir Nigel Gresley', as well as the king of the modern electric railway, the Advanced Passenger Train (APT).
Channel: BBC (Archive)
First Air Date: 21 Dec 1980
Duration: 59 mins
Collection: Steam Railways (21 programmes)
A collection of programmes from the BBC archives celebrating the beauty of steam locomotives and the deep, engrained love Britain holds for its steam railways.