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 6 - Ice Hell

71 year old offgridder Dan Mawhinney has decided after 41 years living far from society it’s time to sell his cabin. The only problem is, will his only potential buyer survive the 4 mile hike up a mountain to get there? Meanwhile, cash-strapped homesteaders, Jim and Nancy James have a crisis on their hands. The only source of heat for their cabin – their wood burning stove – has broken down. For a gun-toting recluse like Jim, selling his prized rifle to buy a new stove won’t be easy.

On the railroad, an arctic storm has pummelled the tracks up and down the line. Track worker Willie Washington and his team battle to clear dangerously over-hanging tree branches from falling on passing trains while Mike Hoadley and his track crew fight the clock to clear a broken down snow plough before an oncoming passenger train reaches them.

In Port Whittier, George, Wanda and Bill race to pull 10,000 tons of cargo off two barges before the tide turns. They then face a constant struggle to fix a broken air hose that's preventing the freight train from reaching Anchorage to deliver a huge supply of fresh food and fuel to the people of Alaska.

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