In the weeks to come, Julie also explores the East Coast line,
which runs from Newcastle to Edinburgh, taking you through the
breathtaking Northumberland coastline and its wild and windswept
hills and cliffs as it flows through to the lowlands of Scotland.
This line also runs over the Royal Border Bridge - an incredible
brickwork viaduct that is just the epitome of
19th century railway engineering.
She also visits the Royal National Lifeguard Institute, before
venturing forth on a nostalgic steam railway, in the gorgeous
verdancy of the Devon and Cornwall scenery. A favoured line in this
area is the line from St. Erth to St. Ives, which skirts along
wonderful Carbis Bay - an idyllic and pristine sandy beach that is
framed by an azure sea that looks rather out of place in
The final destination is Wales, on both the Cambrian Coast and
the North Wales Coast Line. Welsh railways are amongst the oldest
in the world, thanks to Wales' growth boom in the industrial age.
The Talyllyn Railway is also a definite highlight of this episode -
after all, it is the line that inspired the iconic children's book,
Thomas the Tank Engine.
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The new Channel 4 series is aired on Sunday nights at 8pm from
26 November 2017.
In episode 2 Julie travels from Newcastle to Edinburgh, via the
coastal town of Alnmouth. Episode 3 covers Cornwall and Devon, and
in episode 4, Julie travels from Cardigan Bay in Wales to