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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.
|1||Closed CaptioningVideoCoal Train||Matt joins Norfolk/Southern's coal train as it hauls its priceless cargo of coal through Pennsylvania from mine to power plant. This is the train that brings power to America. When full the train weighs 14000 tons and getting that weight over the Allegheny mountains is a massive challenge. Matt pitches in with the crew as they load up the train and learns how the Nazis tried to blow the tracks during World War II.||44:49||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoFreight Train||Going from the port of Los Angeles to Dallas/Ft. Worth, this high priority BNSF freight train is one of the important trains in America bringing goods from the Far East to stores across the US. All those IPods, flat screen TVs and hi tech gadgets? They come on this train. Matt endures the searing heat of the Mojave desert, gets drenched rainstorms in New Mexico and rides through an amazing earthquake proof trench that runs the length of downtown LA.||44:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoHigh Speed Train||Amtrak's Acela is the fastest train in America, with speeds reaching 150mph. Stretching from Washington, DC to Boston, this passenger train is a high-tech wonder that runs lines form the Great Depression. The train is powered by high voltage overhead electrical wires so Matt meets the workers who very day are just inches from being electrocuted.||44:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoIce Cold Express||Union Pacific's refrigeration train the coolest train in the world. On its trip from Seattle to Schenectady, New York it employs the most hi tech mobile refrigeration technology in the world to keep its produce intact and fresh. Even the railcars themselves are stored inside a cooled facility so as not to break the cold chain for this delicate cargo.||44:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||Closed CaptioningVideoSteam Train||Union Pacific's 844 steam locomotive is the longest running steam train in America. Built in 1944 it has never been retired and still runs on UP's mainlines today. Matt rides the 844 on its annual outing taking 750 rail fans from Denver to the biggest rodeo in the world in Cheyenne, Wyoming.||44:51||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoOvernight Traveler||The Amtrak Empire Builder, runs from Chicago to Seattle and is the busiest passenger train in America. The route passes through America's longest tunnel where Matt finds out how the railroad keeps passengers from choking to death and how to keep the tracks from flooding. In the Cascade Mountains Matt finds out what it takes to the keep the rails clear of snow drifts over a dozen feet high!||44:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||Closed CaptioningVideoCircus Train||Hop aboard the longest privately-owned train in the world, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's circus train. Matt and the circus must race against the clock to dismantle tons of equipment and get it on the rails. As they travel from Baltimore to Washington, DC corridor in the dead of night, Matt discovers the less glamorous side to the greatest show on earth.||44:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoTranscontinental||Matt Bown rides the busiest freight line in the world, Union Pacific's Omaha to Sacramento. The route crosses the world's longest rail causeway, through the world's largest rail yard and over the fearsome Donner Pass where Matt and the train crews must free the tracks from huge blocks of ice.||44:50||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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I downloaded the show not knowing what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Its a great look into a relatively forgotten transportation. I found myself hooked and wanting more. The host is great because of his excitment about trains and wanting to share that excitment with the auidence. The show shares historical information so that the audience can appreciate trains more. I really did like this show and would recomend it!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!
As an avid train lover with a garden railroad under construction, I was absolutely thrilled to see this on I-pod from I-Tunes. History Channel, Modern Marvels (HSC), Discovery Channel and things that are education, interesting and thought provoking truely rule. Thank You and It's worth purchasing!
Great if you like trains!
I thought this was pretty interesting. I like history though. I have a house full of boys who LOVE trains and they thought this was pretty cool!