Railway historian, Tim Dunn, is set to star in his very own TV show from this week, as he explores the different architecture that was built by the railways around the world.
The Architecture, The Railways Built, starts on Tuesday 28th April at 8 pm, on Yesterday Channel.
Network Rail, TOCs, Rail Delivery Group, TfL, museums, building conservation organisations amongst others came together to help produce this tv series.
The Ffestiniog Railway, London King’s Cross, Rotterdam, and other architecture all feature in the series, which is ten episodes long.
RailAdvent has been lucky enough to see a full preview of the first episode, and we loved watching every minute of it.
In the first episode, Tim Dunn visits the new Rotterdam’s Centraal station and meets the man who designed the striking design. He also heads to London to visit the disused Down Street station in Mayfair to learn of its history, including its role during World War II, and how the design features are repeated at other underground stations.
Tim Dunn told RailAdvent:
I really thought it would be an impossible programme to make. But we did it. Having filmed it last summer – and now with virtual lockdown – it feels good to be able to share so many places and stories that wouldn’t otherwise be accessible.. There is so much love and joy for the railways in the series, and so many private passions are revealed.
The 10 episodes are a glorious celebration of more than 40 individual stories from across Europe, rather than a niche technical history of railway architecture
A trailer can be viewed below:
The Architecture, The Railways Built, is on Yesterday every Tuesday at 8 pm (repeated on Saturday at 11 pm). It will also be available on the UKTV Play service.
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