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The three & a half hour, real-time train ride through Alaska's frozen wilderness on board the Alaska Railroad provides the sights and sounds, mile by mile, of an epic journey through America's frozen frontier.
In Alaska the spring thaw puts the railroad into meltdown mode and a freight train is stalled on the line's highest bridge the infamous Hurricane Gulch.
A freight crew racing towards Anchorage faces an icy challenge as they dodge intruders on the track. In the wilderness, homesteaders team up to track down an abandoned cabin washed down stream and trapped in ice.
Tempers flare as an extra heavy train runs into brake problems and a derailment leaves maintenance teams stranded. Off grid, homesteaders narrowly avert a fire but are left without heat.
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- Premiered: November 16, 2013
- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: A reality series follows railroad workers in Alaska and the obstacles they have to overcome to keep the trains running. (more)