Mark Williams on the Rails

Mark Williams on the Rails

2004, History, Other
The comic celebrates 200 years of trains.

Episode Guide

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Diesel Generation (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Diesel Generation

    Mark explores the introduction of diesel electric systems in 1953; he drives a Class 31 with windshield wipers and a hot plate.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Going Underground (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Going Underground

    Mark explores the oldest underground train network in the world; he travels through an early tunnel under the Thames.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Out of Steam (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Out of Steam

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Speed and Power (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Speed and Power

    Locomotives from the 1920's and 1930's set speed records that are a match for today's trains; Mark explains how the race for speed led to this development.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Big Country (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Big Country

    Mark learns about a train used to transport slate down the Welsh mountains; he discovers the inspiration for an amazing railway in the Rocky Mountains.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Death on the Tracks (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Death on the Tracks

    Mark learns how death on the tracks was once tragically common; he learns how flags and electric levers helped avoid fatalities.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - The Carriage Kings (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Carriage Kings

    Mark explores how the development of railroads affected society.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Moving Mountains (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Moving Mountains

    Railways have changed the face of the world over the past 200 years.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Brunel (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Brunel

    Mark Williams celebrates 200 years of trains; he investigates Brunel's development of the Great Western Railway.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Rocketmen (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Rocketmen

    Railways have changed the face of the world over the past 200 years.

  • Mark Williams on the Rails - Cornish Steam Giant (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Cornish Steam Giant

    Railways have changed the face of the world over the past 200 years.

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