Extreme Railway Journeys

April 2020

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...

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...
December 2019

July 12, 2017

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Chris Tarrant travels almost 3,000 kilometres across Scandinavia and Finland in the middle of winter, braving deep snow, sub-zero temperatures and hardly any light. He’s on a mission to find out how war, iron ore and a certain Lapland living red suited gentlemen inspired the Scandinavians to build an extreme railway networ...
August 2019

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...

July 5, 2017

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Chris travels the length if the historic Trans- Caucasus Railway. He starts his journey in Baku on the shores of the Caspian and travels to the port of Batumi on the Black Sea. He learns that the railway was built in the days of the Russian Empire and has been used to ship oil across the Black Sea. During his travels, he v...

Season 3 Episode 3 - The Diamond Railway

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Chris Tarrant travels from Cape Town in South Africa across Botswana to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, following the route of a mind-bogglingly ambitious railway pioneered by controversial 19th century British Colonialist, Cecil Rhodes. Rhodes made a fortune from diamonds and used it to fund his railway and extend British...

Season 3 Episode 2 - Night Train To Patagonia

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Chris Tarrant travels by train across a thousand-mile stretch of Argentina to the heart of Patagonia. In the heyday of its 'Belle Epoque' this country boasted one of the largest and finest railways in the world, largely funded and built by the British. As he heads further and further South in his quest to ride the iconic O...

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 3 Episode 1 - Ice Train To Nowhere

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Chris Tarrant returns for more train journeys through some of the world's most challenging terrain. He heads to the Arctic for a trip along the Alaska Railroad, but as he arrives in the port of Seward, it's not a great start as there are no trains running, so he ends up hitching a ride with a track inspector's car. He cont...