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Abandoned Railways from Above

All over Britain there are abandoned railways with fascinating stories waiting to be explored from above.

Lost behind old stone walls, buried in forests and hidden in the landscape, 5000 miles of railway and 2000 station remain forgotten.

In every episode we will explore a different lost railway line with its own unique history. We'll reveal the vibrant industries that were once dotted along its route, we'll examine the ingenious engineering that was needed to build it, and we'll see how it transformed the life of people in the cities, towns, and villages that it once passed through.

Across the series we'll be transported back in time to see Britain in a new and surprising way.

Show Info

Network: Australia SBS (2024 - now)
Schedule: Fridays at 19:35 (55 min)
Status: To Be Determined
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode


Episode 1x06; Jun 21, 2024

Follows an abandoned line from Carlise to Edinburgh, which connects communities in this remote area of the country, as well as England with Scotland; explores the site of what used to be the largest factory in the world, north of Gretna.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: ScotlandJun 21, 2024
1x05: YorkJun 14, 2024
1x04: WalesJun 7, 2024
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