Extreme Trains

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Thursday 10:00 PM on The History Channel Premiered Nov 11, 2008 In Season

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  • Season 1
    • Transcontinental
      Transcontinental
      Episode 8
      12/30/08
      8.0
      Matt takes a ride on the Union Pacific's Omaha to Sacramento train line, the busiest freight line anywhere, and talks about the building of the transcontinental railroad.
    • Circus Train
      Circus Train
      Episode 7
      12/23/08
      0.0
      Matt takes a ride on the train that transports equipment for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus.
    • Overnight Traveler
      12/16/08
      8.0
      A look at the history of busiest passenger train in America, which travels from Chicago to Seattle, passes through America's longest tunnel, and has one of the most scenic routes in America.
    • Steam Train
      Steam Train
      Episode 5
      12/9/08
      0.0
      A look at the longest-running steam train in America, which was built in 1944 and belongs to the Union Pacific Railroad.
    • Ice Cold Express
      Ice Cold Express
      Episode 4
      12/2/08
      8.5
      A look at how the Union Pacific Railroad uses special refrigerated train cars to ship produce from Wallula, Washington to Schenectady, New York.
    • High Speed Train
      High Speed Train
      Episode 3
      11/25/08
      9.0
      Matt takes a ride on the fastest train in America, the Amtrak Acela, which can reach speeds of up to 150mph, and is continually making journeys from Washington, DC to Boston. Matt also talks about how Penn Station played an important part in the history of trains.
    • Freight Train
      Freight Train
      Episode 2
      11/18/08
      7.5
      A look at the journey valuable goods make on a freight train, which travels from California to Texas. Also discussed is the nation's first ever train robbers.
    • Coal Train
      Coal Train
      Episode 1
      11/11/08
      9.0
      A look at how coal makes its journey from a coal mine, passes through the Allegheny mountains, and finally reaches its destination at a powerplant, all the while being transported on a special coal train.
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