Massive Engines

Massive Engines

2004 - 2007, Motor, Other, Technology
Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the development of engines.
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Episode Guide

  • Massive Engines - Locomotives (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Locomotives

    Chris Barrie explores the development of trains, including the steam locomotive that became a symbol of 1930s luxury and fascination with speed.

  • Massive Engines - Trains (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Trains

  • Massive Engines - Airships (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Airships

    Chris Barrie explores the rise and fall of airships, from the first hot air balloons to the massive, ill-fated transatlantic passenger liners.

  • Massive Engines - Trucks (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Trucks

    Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the development of truck engines, including the Caterpillar 789, which has a massive capacity of 177 tonnes.

  • Massive Engines - Ships (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Ships

    Chris Barrie explores the development of marine engines, from the first crude steamships to the huge diesel engines found on modern container ships.

  • Massive Engines - Pumps (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Pumps

    Chris Barrie explores the evolution of the monster steam engines developed during the 1880's to pump an essential clean water supply to the public.

  • Massive Engines - Airliners (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Airliners

    Chris Barrie tells the story of the development of passenger aircraft from WWI bombers through to modern jumbos with their massive jet engines.

  • Massive Engines - Bikes (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Bikes

    Chris Barrie explores the evolution of bikes, hitting the roads on a 1920's Brough Superior with his own Harley gang.

  • Massive Engines - Rockets (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Rockets

    Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the evolution of rocket power, from the fireworks of the ancient Chinese to the monsters of the space race.

  • Massive Engines - Racing Cars (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Racing Cars

    Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the evolution of the racing car engine, visiting Beaulieu to see the fastest and most powerful early racing cars.

  • Massive Engines - Diggers (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Diggers

    Comedy actor Chris Barrie explores the development of massive digger engines, including one that weighs more than a thousand double-decker buses.

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