Within an area of just a few square miles motive power from all the regions could be seen in action.
The programme comprises . . .
Euston - London's first Main Line Terminus
A detailed look at Euston in the 1950s with rare colour scenes. 'Royal Scots', 'Duchesses' and commuter trains are featured in and around the terminus.
St Pancras - The Midlands Gateway to the North
Steam in action around St Pancras in the 1930s, 50s and 60s featuring 'Midland Compound', 'Royal Scots' and Jubilees'.
Kings Cross - the East Coast Terminal
Film from the 1930s to the end of steam is used to outline the development and layout of a classic location. A4s are also included on some famous named trains.
The Northern Approaches
Steam in action through the suburbs including Harringey, New Southgate, Kentish Town, West Hampstead, Camden Town and Kenton.
The Eastern Approaches
Rare film of Broad Street, Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street including B1s, 'Britannias' and N2s.
Paddington - the Way to the West
Steam from the 1930s to the 1960s as well as the diesel era featuring the 'Blue Pullman and the short lived Hydraulics.
Victoria and Waterloo - South Coast GatewaysA look at these two contrasting termini including the 'Golden Arrow', steam specials, electrification and recent developments.