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 8 - Earth Quake

Deep in the Alaskan wilderness, off grid homesteaders Steve and Cassie Brosius are battling to survive their first winter with their 4-month old baby, Saxon. Living 13 miles from the nearest town, they are at the mercy of Mother Nature. With only one cabin for shelter, and a new baby to keep safe, Steve is racing to build an emergency back up building for the family. Fellow off gridder Dave Weems' nieces, Mikayla and McKenzie have come from their home in Tennessee to get a taste of life in the Alaskan bush, but they are struggling with the extreme weather, and must help their uncle replace the front door before nightfall or else their Alaskan adventure will quickly become a nightmare.

In central Alaska, a magnitude-4.2 earthquake is causing mayhem on the railroad. Track teams up and down the line are racing to inspect the rails for damage from the tremors. They must clear rocks that have fallen onto the rails blocking the main line and fix tracks that have been warped and bent by the earthquake. 

Freight crew, George, Wanda and Bill are tasked with hauling a 10,000-ton train, packed with gravel, vital for construction of the state’s buildings and infrastructure, over 200 miles to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. With blockages and deformed rails threatening to derail the train, it will take a Herculean effort by the railroad teams to make this delivery before sun down.

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Producer/Director
for Destination America