World of Steam

Bringing you world-wide video coverage of steam locomotives





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World of Steam is a series of video programmes, filmed and edited by Roy Laverick, a highly-travelled English enthusiast. The programmes feature steam locomotives from diverse parts of the world,  in many cases performing the tasks for which they were built.

Wherever possible the coverage is of timetabled, public service trains, rather than "specials", and thus truly captures the atmosphere of the diverse locations visited.  In recent years this ideal has been increasingly difficult to achieve, so high grade coverage of preserved steam has been included.

World of Steam sets out to place steam trains in the context of the communities that they serve, and has thereby created a lasting record of the spell cast by the steam locomotive. To whet your appetite, the "What’s available" pages offer an opportunity to hear locos in action: we await the technology to allow you to smell them as well!   If you encounter problems with your audio system click here.  Additionally, if you have a fast connection line, you can now download samplers for some of our productions: just look for the distinctive pink button on the appropriate screen, or click here.

World of Steam has been in business for over twenty five years, and was a true pioneer in the field.  During that time thousands of programmes have been supplied to thousands of satisfied customers.  We are based at: 2 Ivy Cottages, Long Road West, Dedham, Colchester, CO7 6EL, United Kingdom.  Please note that we no longer routinely market VHS tapes, please contact us if you have a particular interest in this context.

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Cuba Poland
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Eritrea South Africa
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Revised: April 11, 2014

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