This programme takes a look at the fascinating age of the steam locomotive using original rare archive footage dating back to the 1920s, as well as more recent film of preserved lines and rolling stock. The era when the speed and power of the stream train epitomized the freedom and romance of travel, the age when, although elaborate and delicate, the steam railway was one of the most successful feats of construction and organisation ever created by man. The programme features the locomotives, the rolling stock and liveries, the journeys and the architecture, all of which combined to make up one of the greatest eras in railway history. This programme includes a look at steam locomotives in preservation at Bridgnorth, archive footage from East Milton station, Birmingham New Street Station, the Southern Railway (SR), the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER), the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS), and the Great Western Railway (GWR). Also featured is footage of the Golden Arrow, the approaches to London on LNER in the 1930s, the Flying Scot on tour in North America in the 1930s leaving Montreal en route to the World's Fair in Chicago, the Elizabethan leaving Kings Cross, and the Cornish Riviera Express.