There’s a lot of railway out there, so there’s a sequel to the popular TV show about the “Architecture the Railways Built” premiering next week. As with the previous series, and there’s a third in production, it looks at the buildings, stations, tunnels, bridges — the infrastructure that enables trains to go from here to there.

Presented by the effervescent railway historian, Tim Dunn, the TV series roams around from grand edifices in major cities to tiny rural stations serving small communities.

Often getting privileged access, the delightful programme also goes beyond the viaducts and stations, stopping at many other buildings that owe their existence to the railways, including signal boxes, tunnels, pedestrian passages, workshops and hotels.

This new 10-part series runs on Tuesdays at 8pm from 19th January on Yesterday, via Sky, Freesat, Virgin Media, Freeview or catch-up on UKTV Play.

In the first episode, Tim visits Weymss Bay Station in Inverclyde – and architectural gem on the west coast of Scotland. He also explores Blackfriars station and Sao Bento station in Porto, Portugal that’s now a tourist attraction in its own right.

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5 comments
  1. Maurice Reed says:

    Saw a trailer for the new series. Enjoyed the last one and looking forward to this one 👍

  2. Andrew Gwilt says:

    And people say that Tim Dunn is not a good expert and historian. I think they are so wrong. I like him and his expertise on how our railways were like hundreds of years ago.

  3. TheBoyz-London says:

    Excellent. Tim is one of the best presenters on TV displaying his passion for the Railway. The series is a welcome return to our screens and should make for essential viewing

  4. anonymous201486 says:

    I watched the first episode of the new series yesterday. Wemyss Bay station is absolutely gorgeous. Sao Bento is grand, but not as fascinating as Wemyss Bay. I used to work near Blackfriars station and am familiar enough with it. I enjoyed the stats about building the new railway bridge, though.

  5. Martin Baggott says:

    Great show Tim. I Australia e think that the Katoomba Scenic Railway 50km west of Sydney at 52 degrees slope is the steepest in the world.

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