During the Second World War, Britain's railways played a vital role in the nation's war effort. This totally unique 2-Video set is a comprehensive and truly fascinating film record of Britain's railways at war. Packed with rare archive footage, it covers every aspect of wartime running from the troop and freight trains hauling men and munitions through to evacuee trains, Luftwaffe raids on railways and marshalling yards and mobile hospital carriages. Wartime locomotive manufacturing and naming ceremonies, rail-mounted anti-aircraft guns and the war work of women on the railways are also covered. "Steam at War" also looks at how RAF bombers struck against vital railway networks in occupied France and Nazi Germany - with dramatic action footage - and provides a compelling insight into the wartime running of railways in both the Soviet Union and United States. Today, Britain's wartime steam heritage is commemorated in special 'Steam at War' weekends on private lines throughout the country. "Steam at War" also includes a look at these colourful and spectacular events, which showcase the very best in surviving British wartime steam.