Episodes

Episode 1

Off gridder Ron Hudson and his daughter Ashley face a bear attack

Episode 2

In a remote homestead near Curry, Offgridder Dan Mawhinney is in a race to airlift his stranded snow machine out of the frozen tundra

Episode 3

Overnight a snow storm has dumped 20 inches of snow on Alaska Railroad’s Anchorage headquarters, threatening to shut down the entire railroad operation

Episode 4

After heavy snowfall in the Chugach Mountains, Railroad section-chief, Bruce Gough is forced to bring out the big guns

Episode 5

The ice storm has also wreaked havoc on the railroad, leaving track crews struggling to keep the trains rolling

Episode 6

On the railroad, an arctic storm has pummelled the tracks up and down the line

Episode 7

On the railroad an emergency crew battle to clear blocked bridges, to make way for a shipment of military equipment worth two million dollars

Episode 8

In central Alaska, a magnitude-4.2 earthquake is causing mayhem on the railroad

Episode 9

The entire railroad is on high alert, Freight crew George, Bill and Wanda must race equipment and bulldozers north to protect the tracks from the onslaught

Episode 10

It’s spring in Alaska, and the warm weather brings a new set of challenges for the off grid homesteaders, as they carry out essential repairs and tend their land

Episode 2 - Mountain Danger

In a remote homestead near Curry, Offgridder Dan Mawhinney is in a race to airlift his stranded snow machine out of the frozen tundra, without it he can’t survive another Winter. While near the frontier town of Talkeetna rookie Offgridders Orville and Jackie James are facing their first Winter alone in the wilderness, when disaster strikes….

On the railroad, freight crew George, Wanda and Bill are on their most dangerous delivery job of the Winter. Heading South from Anchorage, they’re hauling their valuable load of coal bound for the port of Seward. 

On route they must pass through the most treacherous stretch of track on the Alaska Railroad. Navigating their 10,000 ton freight train through ice encrusted mountain tunnels and facing the dreaded Loop – a perilous stretch of railroad which snakes through the Kenai Mountains, before finally making their decent down to the southern most point on the Alaska Railroad.  With snow blocking their path and broken equipment keeping the tracks shut down, they must rely on the Heavy Equipment team of R.C. and Steve to work fast and clear their path.

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