Wales has one of the largest associations with steam in the British Isles. The narrow gauge railways of the north west are famous for their hard-working tiny engines, from the Tallyllyn (the world’s first preserved railway) to the Ffestiniog, the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the Welshpool and Llanfair, the Bala Lake, the Vale of Rheidol – they are all here in this programme.
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In a modern, technological world, the “Age of Steam” seems to belong to former, more glorious and exciting times. But, with nostalgia rampant, there’s a new “Age of Steam” – today, as the giants of the past bring the golden age back to life.