Amazon Prime Day is just around the corner, commencing on June 21- 22, so we’ve compiled a few of our favourite picks for railway shows and audiobooks available in the Prime Day offers. Check them out…
The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard
All Aboard the Yorkshire Express goes behind the scenes at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; taking viewers back in time to the golden age of steam. With two whole series available, there’s plenty to get stuck into.
The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery is a reimagination of the biggest robbery in Britain’s history. Starring Jim Broadbent and Luke Evens, this fantastic film explores the story of a hijacking of a train 35 miles from its arrival to central London in 1963. Leaving the nation shocked and wanting to know the why and how, this suspenseful film will certainly bring viewers along for an exciting ride.
Fire & Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain
The opening of the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railway network’s vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire & Steam celebrates the vision of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide railway to emerge.
L.T.C. Rolt was one of a small group of amateur railwaymen who made their dream of running their own railway come true. His amusing account of this unique achievement is a record of individual enterprise and creative effort as refreshing as it is rare. Established by Act of Parliament in 1865 and unaffected by mergers and nationalisation, the Talyllyn Railway has been serving a remote and beautiful valley in the Merioneth mountains ever since.
British Railways Volume 1: Waterloo Sunset
The Southern Region’s last steam-worked main lines from Waterloo to Salisbury and Weymouth are recalled on this all-colour program which features cine film made between 1958 and 1967 by John Laird, Brain Robbins and Geoff Todd. After an extended opening sequence at Waterloo and footage of Nine Elms shed, we follow the former London and South Western main line down to Basingstoke.
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