Next Episode of Mighty Trains is
Season 2 / Episode 2 and airs on 21 October 2018 22:00
From the locomotive to rail traffic control to the maintenance depot, Mighty Trains takes audiences on a journey riding the rails around the world. We will follow the engineers and conductors as they navigate their way through busy rail yards, vie for priority departures and deal with the unexpected, oftentimes on railways designed almost 200 years ago. Train Managers, load-masters, head chefs, track inspectors, rail traffic control officers and passengers move us through the train, as well as outside of it, in order to experience an in-depth journey into the heart of our train - featuring our intrepid traveler, Teddy Wilson.
Mighty Trains follows the crew that operates that WP&YR as they get the route and equipment up and running after a long winter season – including clearing snow from the tracks, implementing their avalanche program and rebuilding and upgrading their original steam locomotive and vintage passenger cars.
The crew are all Skagway area locals and most come from families who have worked on the railway for generations. Theirs is a unique knowledge of the railway and technology that they are all too happy to share.
Mighty Trains joins the North Rail Express as it travels on Europe's longest continuous freight link. The first forty-two kilometers of this link is the most treacherous. Passing through the mountains between the two countries is never routine. During the long Arctic winters, lack of daylight and limited visibility are big challenges. Once through the mountains, they have to constantly slow down the heavy train on the steep downward section into Kiruna.
Mighty Trains takes viewers inside Great Southern Rail's enormous Adelaide warehouse where everything from toilet paper to truffle oil has to be precisely inventoried and stored for the long trip north.
The train is equipped with a special motorail car to transport passenger's cars when they vacation across country or are moving from one part of Australia to another.
We take a special trip on the Pichi Richi Railway – a narrow-gauge tourist line operating along the original Ghan route, where flash floods and rocky terrain made for difficult travel. The Ghan moved its tracks further west in 1956, but the Pichi Richi Railway offers tourists a trip on an original steam locomotive train to experience what Ghan travel was like a hundred years ago.
Hop aboard Rocky Mountaineer for a picturesque journey across Western Canada and over the Rocky Mountains as the train rolls from Vancouver to Banff, and then from Jasper back down to Vancouver.
Following a $280-million restoration project, passengers can once again experience one of the most spectacular and dangerous rail journeys in the world on Ecuador's Tren Crucero flagship luxury train.
Passengers are treated like royalty on Indian Railways' Maharaja's Express.
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