Extreme Trains

  • 2008
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

A series exploring the inner workings and histories of passenger and cargo trains.

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Extreme Trains: Circus Train Trailer

All aboard the longest privately owned train in the world - the circus train from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey! PT Barnum's circus train started in the 1870s, and the US military used circus loading techniques in World War I. Matt and the circus race against the clock to dismantle tonnes of equipment and get it on the rails. As they travel from Baltimore to the Washington, DC, corridor in the dead of night, Matt discovers the less glamorous side to the greatest show on earth.

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Season 1: Extreme Trains: Season 1 Trailer
01:09 — All aboard...for some of the most thrilling, high-octane train rides imaginable! Series host Matt Bown, a real-life railroad conductor from Maine, bri (more…)
Overnight Traveler Trailer
01:18 — This train running from Chicago to Seattle is the busiest passenger train in America. The route passes through America's longest tunnel, where Matt fi (more…)
Transcontinental Trailer
01:32 — Matt rides the busiest freight line of anywhere, Union Pacific's Omaha to Sacramento, on a route that crosses the world's longest rail causeway. It go (more…)
Ice Cold Express Trailer
01:55 — Union Pacific's refrigeration train is simply the coolest...On its cross-country trip from Wallula, Washington, to Schenectady, New York, it employs h (more…)
Steam Train Trailer
01:06 — The Union Pacific's famous 844 steam locomotive, built in 1944, is the longest-running steam train in America. It still runs on UP's mainlines today. (more…)
High Speed Train Trailer
01:21 — The Amtrak Acela is the fastest train in America, with speeds reaching 150 mph. Running from Washington, DC to Boston, this passenger train is a high- (more…)
Freight Train Trailer
01:07 — Going from the port of Los Angeles to Dallas/Fort Worth, this high-priority freight train, one of Matt's longtime favourites, brings goods from the Fa (more…)
Coal Train Trailer
01:12 — Matt joins the coal train hauling a priceless cargo of coal through Pennsylvania from mine to power plant. Getting the train, which weighs 1,400 tons (more…)

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  • Premiered: November 11, 2008
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A series exploring the inner workings and histories of passenger and cargo trains. (more)

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