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Producer: Motion Content Group, Rumpus Media

Genres: Factual

Walking Britain's Lost Railways S3

Beyond Rights
8x60’

Tracking lost landscapes and forgotten worlds.

Rob Bell is back on track again, exploring more of the abandoned train routes that once made Britain’s railways the envy of the world. This isn’t however just a series for rail enthusiasts, Rob examines Britain’s landscapes, elements of the nation’s history, and visits forgotten worlds that disappeared when the lines were closed – as well as some new ones that have sprung up in their place.

Great Britain once boasted 20,000 miles of track, but in the course of the past century, almost half the network has disappeared – along with over 5,000 railway stations! As an engineer, Rob Bell has always been fascinated by the extraordinary story of the lost railways, and now he’s walking whole stretches, including the line that conquered the Scottish Highlands and the express route that would have made plans for the controversial new HS2 project unnecessary, had it stayed open.

Each lost railway tells a remarkable story of landscapes and communities transformed by the railways and of just how much the world has changed since.

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