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Michael Portillo: Great British Railway Journeys – #5/25 – S04E05 – Welshpool to Aberystwyth

19/08/2022

Michael Portillo – Great British Railway Journeys – this is a great series. .

Portillo’s enthusiasm is infectious and fun.

This Episode

Michael Portillo takes to the tracks with his copy of Bradshaw’s Victorian railway guidebook, travelling the length and breadth of the British Isles to see what of Bradshaw’s World remains.

Armed with his copy of Bradshaw’s Victorian railway guidebook, Michael Portillo concludes his series of journeys along the tracks that helped fuel the Industrial Revolution by travelling to the Victorian seaside resort of Aberystwyth.

He experiences Victorian entertainment, hears how the railways took Welsh textiles into even the most exclusive households and unleashes the power of a 19th-century engineering triumph.

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