Episodes

Episode 1

With 200,000 tonnes of freight passing through it every year, Stansted is one of Europe’s busiest cargo hubs.

Episode 2

With 430 million tons of cargo passing through its harbours every year, Rotterdam Port is the biggest in Europe.

Episode 3

Sitting in the North Sea, 65 kilometres off Norway, Troll A is one of the biggest gas platforms in the world.

Episode 4

The World’s most powerful hydroelectric dam, Itaipu, lies on the jungle-covered border between Brazil and Paraguay.

Episode 5

At 600 metres deep and nearly 4 kilometres long, Super Pit is the biggest open mine in Australia.

Episode 6

In the Arctic Circle, a highly advanced ship, the Timofey Guzhenko, risks heavy ice and treacherous conditions to reach the world’s Northernmost oil offloading platform.

Episode 7

This film follows the hard-pressed team of metro workers as they race against the clock to get everyone to work on time.

Episode 8

This documentary follows the dynamic team of railway workers as they race against the clock to get the three kilometre-long train to the port on time.

Countdown to Collision: Cargo Train

The world’s longest cargo train runs from the Carajás mine in Northern Brazil across 900 kilometres of remote forest and grassland to the port of São Luís. It carries iron ore destined for China. This documentary follows the dynamic team of railway workers as they race against the clock to get the three kilometre-long train to the port on time. Dazzling CGI animation shows how six key engineering inventions prevent this colossal operation coming off the rails. At a giant silo, the load-out workers use an ingenious weighing system to load the ore into the train’s 330 wagons; once underway, the driver uses radio signals to harness the power of four locomotives spread along the train; to climb the railway’s steepest hill, the heavy train needs a push from a laser-guided locomotive; and to unload its 30,000 tonnes of ore, a rotary dumper must turn the whole train upside down. But will these ingenious inventions get the train to the port on time and enable the railroad workers to beat the COUNTDOWN. 

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