A whistle-stop tour on wheels of the contribution Britain's railways made to a century of great change - with the world-famous wildlife artist and engine owner, David Shepherd, as the guide.
The whole story has been shot by TV documentary makers using the latest digital techniques. It includes unprecedented access to the footplate on many of the famous engines, along with commentary from their drivers and fireman.
From humble Victorian tank engines and narrow gauge industrial engines right through to Eurostar and the latest giant freight engines, Century of Trains is a journey through time.
The undoubted stars of this collection are the mainline steam giants - engines like Sir Nigel Gresley, Green Arrow, Taw valley, King Edward I and David Shepherd's own beloved Black Prince - with unique footplate insights into what life was like in the days when a million people worked on Britian's railways.
Archive footage brings each decade vividly to life, including trains at war, and the railways' wider role in a changing society. Century of Trains also proves just how much we have changed in a hundred years, and how the railway locomotive really has been as "engine of change!"