The North West of England is the cradle of industrial and railway history and can still muster a varied and impressive range of railways and steam power. The region features the ideal "tourist" line "T'laal Ratty", running along the Esk's wooded valley into the heart of the Lake District. There is the award winning East Lancashire and South Tyndale Railways, and loco collections at Carnforth and Southport have connections to BR's Main Line. Exhibited in the power hall of Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry are steam engines and exhibits of all types and sizes, while at Blackpool we find the UK's sole surviving street tramway system.
Programme Features: - The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - The East Lancashire Railway - The West Lancashire Railway - South Tynedale Railway - Steamtown in Carnforth - Steamport in Southport - Greater Manchester Museum of Science and Industry - Blackpools Trams