Extreme Railway Journeys

July 2017

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 sui...

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 a...
June 2017

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...

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 Briti...

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 r...
December 2015

S2 Ep6 - The Railway That Created Canada

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The Railway That Created Canada - This week 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 w...

S2 Ep4 - Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay

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Slow Train To Guantanamo Bay - This series sees Chris Tarrant explores the world's most extreme railway lines. This episode, Chris attempts to cross the length of Cuba, the only island in the Caribbean to boast an extensive railway network, from Hav...

S2 Ep3 - One Way Ticket To Siberia

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One Way Ticket To Siberia - 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. (S.2,Ep.3) (From...

S2 Ep2 - Crossing The Andes

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Crossing The Andes - 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. (S.2,Ep....
November 2015

S2 Ep1 - Railroad To Mandalay

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Burma-Siam Railway - 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-Sia...