Mighty Trains

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Mighty TrainsEmbark on an exciting excursion around the globe to explore breathtaking landscapes. Experience the different modes of luxury that passengers can take on these great locomotives. Teddy Wilson, host and narrator describes Japan's trains as, "Japan Rail has devised an ingenious system of sensors and centralized operations -- a system so successful that during the devastating earthquake in 2011 every bullet train in the Shinkansen system was stopped in its tracks before the earthquake struck, keeping passengers on the bullet trains safe." From luxury to vintage to high-speed and even revolutionary these great trains navigate Canada's terrain, Japan's earthquake zones and every place in between. Jump behind the scenes with the engineers and crews as they travel to distant locales.
S4, EP1 "Tren Turistico"A trip through Lima details the voyage's breathtaking scenery and engineering challenges.
"Mighty Trains"Embark on an exciting excursion around the globe to explore breathtaking landscapes. Experience the different modes of luxury that passengers can take on these great locomotives. Teddy Wilson, host and narrator describes Japan's trains as, "Japan Rail has devised an ingenious system of sensors and centralized operations -- a system so successful that during the devastating earthquake in 2011 every bullet train in the Shinkansen system was stopped in its tracks before the earthquake struck, keeping passengers on the bullet trains safe." From luxury to vintage to high-speed and even revolutionary these great trains navigate Canada's terrain, Japan's earthquake zones and every place in between. Jump behind the scenes with the engineers and crews as they travel to distant locales.
S4, EP7 "Coastal Pacific"Travelling up the coast of New Zealand in style aboard the Coastal Pacific, a train that embodies the nation's spirit of grit and determination; for two years, this ride was shut down due to an earthquake in 2016.
S4, EP6 "Reunification Express"Exploring Vietnam by rail aboard the Reunification Express; a three-day ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City rich in spectacular views of rivers, rice paddies, and dragon fruit orchards and steeped in the nation's war-torn past.
S4, EP5 "Belgrade to Bar Railway"The prairies of Canada; the deserts of Australia; the cold of the Norwegian Arctic Circle; the steepest slopes of the mighty Swiss Alps.
S4, EP3 "Seven Stars of Kyushu"A trip aboard one of the world's most expensive and sought-after train rides details the journey for both passengers and crew.
S4, EP2 "Transcantabrico Clasico"A trip aboard the luxury tourist train, Transcantábrico Clásico through Northern Spain along a historic 19th century rail line.
S3, EP6 "Frecciarossa 1000 And Italo EVO"Go behind the scenes with NTV's two Italo trains - the AGV and the EVO - as they expand to cover more of the Italian railway network, connecting passengers from Turin to Venice, and Naples to Milan, on two of the world's fastest trains.
S3, EP5 "Bergen and Nordland"Norway's Bergen Line stretches from Oslo to Bergen, passing through 182 tunnels; Nordland Line transports passengers and freight; Flam Railway boasts one of the steepest railway climbs on Earth.
S3, EP4 "Indian Pacific"The Indian Pacific is a four-day, 4,352-kilometre transcontinental journey across Australia, a trip which features the world's longest straight stretch of railway and steepest incline.
S3, EP3 "Bernina Express"Switzerland's Bernina Express is one of the most beautiful train journeys on Earth, especially in winter; one of three railway lines on the UNESCO World Heritage list, it navigates 55 tunnels and nearly 200 viaducts and bridges.
S3, EP2 "Rovos Railway"South Africa's most luxurious train - Rovos Rail - travel from Pretoria to Cape Town in classic cars pulled by a series of steam, diesel and electric locomotives.
S3, EP1 "Thai Rail"Travel aboard the colourful trains of the State Railway of Thailand and explore the famed Death Railway; the trains travel through ancient areas, historic tunnels, and raging rivers.
S2, EP6 "Hector Rail"Hector Rail's trains haul timber to a pulp mill in Ostrand, Sweden on some of the most difficult railways in the country.
S2, EP5 "Kiwi Rail"Two magnificent journeys with New Zealand's KiwiRail: the TranzAlpine, a five-hour journey across 223 kilometers, and Northern Explorer, an 11-hour trip through five unique regions of the North Island.
S2, EP4 "AVE 103"On Europe's high-speed rail network, between Barcelona and Madrid, crews work to expand the infrastructure for a new train.
S2, EP3 "Maharaja's Express"Passengers are treated like royalty on Indian Railways' Maharaja's Express.
S2, EP2 "Tren Crucero"Passengers on Ecuador's Tren Crucero experience a dangerous rail journey, which includes tropical jungles, volcanoes and the Devil's Nose.
S2, EP1 "Rocky Mountaineer"The Rocky Mountaineer travels across western Canada and over the Rocky Mountains.
S1, EP6 "The Ghan"The Ghan takes passengers on a 3-day, 2-night journey through Australia; the Pichi Pichi Railway offers passengers a trip on an original steam locomotive train.
S1, EP5 "North Rail Express"The highly-specialized North Rail Express container train travels from Narvik to Oslo, delivering cargo of fish as quickly as possible.
S1, EP4 "White Pass And Yukon Route"The White Pass and Yukon route was built in 1869 to take miners and supplies to the Klondike gold fields.
S1, EP3 "The Canadian"VIA Rail's iconic passenger train travels between Vancouver and Toronto on four-day, four-night journeys that cater to everyone.
S1, EP2 "The Shinkansen"Japan's Tokaido Shinkansen, known as the bullet train, operates on a dedicated railway line at up to 177 mph.
S1, EP1 "Glacier Express"The Glacier Express features cutting-edge technology to pull the train up the steepest slopes on its route across the Swiss Alps.
Embark on an exciting excursion around the globe to explore breathtaking landscapes. Experience the different modes of luxury that passengers can take on these great locomotives. Teddy Wilson, host and narrator describes Japan's trains as, "Japan Rail has devised an ingenious system of sensors and centralized operations -- a system so successful that during the devastating earthquake in 2011 every bullet train in the Shinkansen system was stopped in its tracks before the earthquake struck, keeping passengers on the bullet trains safe." From luxury to vintage to high-speed and even revolutionary these great trains navigate Canada's terrain, Japan's earthquake zones and every place in between. Jump behind the scenes with the engineers and crews as they travel to distant locales.
Original Air Date: Oct 16, 2016
Genres: DocuseriesTV Series
Rating: G
Playback: HD
4 seasons available on demand (23 episodes)
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