Your ticket to some of the most thrilling, high-octane train rides in history is here! Extreme Trains host Matt Brown, a real-life railroad conductor from New England, brings his infectious passion for these monster machines to rail journeys across the United States. Feel the force of railroads in history, and see how railroading is about more than machines, cargo and challenging terrain. From the demolition of Penn Station, to the first train robbers and how the Nazis tried to blow up the rails in World War II, to the human blood, sweat and tears of the stokers, engineers, and bathroom cleaners that keep the industry moving, tag along with Matt on one of history's most exciting rides. Episodes include Amtrak's Empire Builder, The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Freight Train, The Norfolk Southern Coal Train, The Ringling Bros. Circus Train, and The Union Pacific Refrigeration Train.
Release Date: 23 November 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 480 minutes
Main Language: English