Extreme Railway Journeys

September 2018

Season 1 Episode 2 - Australia's Outback Railway

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Chris Tarrant crosses the Australian Outback to find out the truth about an amazing railway. The 3,000 kilometre-long Adelaide to Darwin Railway is commonly known as “The Ghan Line”. It‘s named after the luxury passenger service that runs on it and the name "Ghan" is said to derive from the Afghan-run camel trains that fer...

Season 1 Episode 1 - Congo's Jungle Railway

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Television presenter Chris Tarrant travels around the world to ride some of the most extreme railways that wind their way through some of the harshest terrain on Earth. Chris is in West Africa to experience one of the greatest surviving African railways of the colonial era. Built by French colonists at a cost of tens of th...

S2 Ep1 - Railroad To Mandalay

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TV and radio presenter Chris Tarrant journeys by rail through some of the world's most challenging terrain, beginning with a trip from Bangkok in Thailand to Mandalay in Myanmar. Chris traces the route of the notorious Burma-Siam Railway, a 250-mile line built by the Japanese during the Second World War using enslaved Asia...
August 2018

S2 Ep6 - The Railway That Created Canada

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Chris Tarrant discovers how a two and a half thousand mile transcontinental railway was built against huge odds in just a few decades and turned a vast wilderness of isolated communities into the country we now know as Canada. Along the way, Chris drops a few bombs, searches for Winnie the Pooh, crosses raging rivers and e...

Season 2 Episode 5 - The Great Japanese Train Ride

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Chris Tarrant discovers the 'Land of the Rising Sun' is the Land of the Train. Chris journeys a thousand miles across Japan to find out if Japanese railways really are the best in the world, and why they're so obsessed by them. Chris starts his journey in the city of Nagasaki, where the story of Japanese railways began 150...

S2 Ep4 - Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay

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Chris Tarrant explores the world's most extreme railway lines. Chris attempts to cross the length of Cuba, the only island in the Caribbean to boast an extensive railway network, from Havana in the west to the far east of the island.

S2 Ep3 - One Way Ticket To Siberia

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Chris continues his exploration of the world's most extreme railway lines. Chris sets out to reach the northernmost railway station on Earth in an epic 2000-mile adventure from Moscow into Arctic Siberia.

S2 Ep2 - Crossing The Andes

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Chris continues his exploration of the world's most extreme railway lines. From the tiny coastal town of Tocopilla, Chris rides one of the steepest railways in the world as he scales the first 1,000 metres of the Andes.
July 2018

Season 4 Episode 4 - Railway To The Holy Land

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Chris Tarrant journeys to the Middle East to explore what remains of the colonial railways that were built there a hundred years ago. From the deserts of Lawrence of Arabia, Chris follows the route of the Hejaz Railway up through Jordan, before crossing the border into Israel. In the Holy Land, he’s headed for the holiest ...

Season 4 Episode 3 - Return To Yugoslavia

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Chris explores five countries of former Yugoslavia. As a communist federation under Marshal Tito, this country had an extensive state-run railway network, but with the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s and the Balkan Wars of Independence that followed, much of it was destroyed or fell into disuse. Chris attempts to cross ...