Episode 1

A journey is put in jeopardy and an ambitious construction project

Episode 2

Struggling against a snowstorm and a missing man

Episode 3

Repairing a damaged stretch of track and an ambitious expedition

Episode 4

Vital radio communications go down and the largest single item ever hauled by the railroad

Episode 5

A massive construction project, repairing a derailed snowplough and building a steam bath...

Episode 6

A disastrous derail leaves track crews stranded and in need of urgent rescue

Episode 7

Deep ice threatens to smother the track, forcing track workers to resort to a risky solution

Episode 8

In Alaska the spring thaw puts the railroad into meltdown

Episode 5 - Mountain Hell

Freight crew Bill and Davy take on an important mission to deliver steel pilings that are needed for a big construction project on the highest point of the Alaska Railroad.

On the tracks mechanics RC and Steve race to repair a derailed snowplow blocking the rail line. Fellow mechanic James ‘The Cuffcake’ Cuff’ faces a race through avalanche territory to reach a piece of stranded machinery.

Off grid, homesteaders the Dynes Family tackle a risky move of their own as they attempt to haul a school bus back to their cabin. The family faces a steep and icy hill ascent. Further south, deep in the woods, things get steamy as old-timer JT helps artist Carvin’ Marvin build a traditional steam bath.

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