RN 205 - Steam Driven - Wednesday 19 July 2006 21:00- 21:30
Wednesday 19 July 2006 21:00-21:30 (Radio 4 FM)
It's almost 40 years since steam disappeared from widespread use on the railways, but the development of steam locomotives has never stopped. Technical advances in fuel, efficiency, design and new materials have been adopted and this 'modern steam' is now pulling many passengers and much freight in several corners of the world.
Claire Barratt meets some of the dedicated engineers working with modernised locomotives and hears about a new design on the drawing board for a 21st Century loco.
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 4:02 PM
Subject: BBC Radio 4 Programme - Steam Driven
If I had been a bit more organised I would have sent this mail yesterday but via the miracle of 'listen again' on demand internet services all is not lost!
On Wednesday 19 July BBC Radio 4 broadcast a programme called 'Steam Driven'. It lasts 30 minutes and covers the topic of modern steam - I think it offers a good lead in to the subject for the novice but also some interesting info for the more informed. Those interviewed and heard speaking from the modern steam community are Andrew Thompson, Roger Waller, Dave Wardale, Shaun McMahon and myself.
This link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/pip/78kt9/ will be active until sometime on Wednesday 26 July allowing you to hear the programme.
Hope you enjoy it, learn something and that it is the first of many!