Extreme Railways w/t (4 x 60′) – Presenter Chris Tarrant undertakes an extreme railway journey each week. Chris, who’s a keen traveller, will be meeting the passengers and people who work on railways which cross some of the most extreme environments on earth. He will discover the history of the railways and find out how they were built, often against all the odds. In his first adventure Chris rides through the jungles of the Congo, he then attempts to cross the high Andes by train and in the final episodes he heads off to the heat of the desert and learns about the drama of building a railway beside an ocean. Driven by his passion and curiosity Chris sees how ingenuity, engineering skills and occasionally just sheer determination have overcome the harshest environmental odds – to build and run these remarkable railway lines.
Channel: Channel 5
Producer: The Gamma Project
TX: Winter 2012/2013
Source: Channel 5 press release