Extreme Railway Journeys

Season 6

Season 6, Episode 4 - The Lunatic Express

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Chris attempts to follow the now crumbling line right across Kenya to the shores of Lake Victoria. He’ll discover how the constructors overcame the most extreme obstacles including deserts, cliffs, mosquito infested swamps, hostile local tribes, and even man-eating lions in their bid to make East Africa part of the British...

Season 6, Episode 2 - The Eastern Express

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Chris heads to the crossroads of the world in search of a legendary long-distance railway that played a crucial role in Turkey’s history. He travels from one of the busiest, most famous cities in the world, Istanbul, to one of the most remote and desolate, Kars, near the Armenian border. Along the way he’ll see some extrao...

Season 6, Episode 1 - Last Train To Transylvania

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In this monster themed episode, Chris heads to Transylvania to seek out the truth behind the story of Dracula and find out how well the region’s railway networks, meticulously described in Bram Stoker’s 1897 classic, have survived. Chris follows the route of the fictional Jonathon Harker deep into Transylvania to the locat...

Season 6 Episode 3 - Crossing The Emerald Isle

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Chris is in one of his favourite places, Ireland. He’s on a mission to visit all four corners of the Emerald Isle in just six days on an ageing network than has seen better days. Largely built during British colonial rule, this is one of the oldest networks in the world. These railways have played their part in over a hund...

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 ...

Season 4 Episode 2 - Crossing The Baltics

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Caught between the rock of Europe and the hard place of Russia, the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been invaded more times than Chris has had hot dinners. As he struggles to navigate railways that have been ripped up and replaced through endless foreign occupations, Chris uncovers some amazing s...

Season 4 Episode 1 - Destination Timbuktu

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Chris Tarrant travels to Morocco to explore the vast railway network built in the French colonial era to connect the country with France's other African Colonies. After travelling the length of the country from West to East, Chris heads for the desert. He’s on a mission to find out whether a legendary railway right across ...

Season 1 Episode 3 - India's Monsoon Railway

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Chris Tarrant is travelling on the Konkan railway which runs down the west coast of India connecting the port cities of Mumbai and Mangalore. Although the British Empire built 40,000 miles of track across this vast sub-continent between, they stayed clear of this narrow, boggy strip of land as it was such a treacherous and...

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...