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Fred sets out on a grand tour of Britain's industrial past, aboard his beloved 1912 Aveling and Porter traction engine
|S01E01||The Passion of a Lifetime||08/03/2005||In this first episode, Fred, who came to fame as a steeplejack, demolishes his last ever chimney at a textile mill near Oldham.|
|S01E02||Collecting the Coal||15/03/2005||Fred visits an open cast mine near Wigan to get coal to power his engine, then goes to Astley Green Mining Museum which houses Lancashire's only surviving pit headgear and engine house.|
|S01E03||The Source of Iron||22/03/2005||Fred reaches Cumbria where iron ore was once mined on a large scale, and enjoys the Lake District on a friend's steam boat. It's then on to the Florence Mine at Egremont and the Workington Steel Works.|
|S01E04||Castings||29/03/2005||Fred and his steersman Alf travel up to Scotland where they marvel at the ingenuity of the Falkirk wheel and visit one of the few surviving traditional iron works left in the region.|
|S01E05||Water and Boilers||05/04/2005||Fred visits Ryhope pumping station in Sunderland and meets the volunteers who maintain the museum, travels across the Middlesborough transporter bridge and sees the Israel Newton boiler works in Bradford.|
|S01E06||The Road to Steel City||12/04/2005||Fred fulfils an ambition by driving across the imposing Scammonden Bridge over the M62, then visits Sheffield to take a tour round a forge and to watch crucible steel being produced.|
|S01E07||Mechanics and Riveters||19/04/2005||Fred stops off at Andy Thornton's, a company that makes ornate carvings, moves on to Worsborough to have a go at making hot forge rivets, then travels down to Derbyshire to visit the Midland Railway Centre.|
|S01E08||Pattern Making||26/04/2005||Leaving the engine to be fixed, Fred visits David Ragsdale, a skilled pattern maker who just happens to own six steam engines. He then meets a man who runs a garden centre and museum all through the power of steam, before taking a trip to Ashbourne to visit a clockmaker.|
|S01E09||Engines at Work||03/05/2005||Fred meets up with a few old friends at the North Staffs and Cheshire Traction Engine Club. He visits a pumping station with a great triple expansion engine, then calls in at the Severn Valley Railway at Bridgenorth before a look round the Black Country Living Museum.|
|S01E10||Chains and Copper||10/05/2005||Fred is in the Black Country watching the skills of an authentic chain maker, before moving on to Anglesey to visit Parys Mountain, once the largest copper mine in the world. Then he travels further down into Wales, making an overnight stop at Ffestiniog railway.|
|S01E11||The Engineering Workshop||17/05/2005||Fred and his team are in the mountains of Snowdonia on the final stage of their journey, and must get through Llanberis Pass. At the Welsh Slate Museum, Fred and Alf take a look in the workshop where machinery is driven by a line shaft an eighth of a mile long.|
|S01E12||A Lifetime's Achievement||24/05/2005||Fred completes his journey by visiting the Welsh Slate Museum, then the world's first boat lift in Cheshire before returning home to Bolton. He makes one final trip down to London to collect his MBE for services to Broadcasting and Industrial Heritage from the Queen.|