Episode 8 - Melt Down
In Alaska the spring thaw puts the railroad into meltdown. With spring fast approaching Bill, George and Davy must transport a bulldozer from Whittier to Fairbanks where it’s urgently needed to tackle river ice jams. When a faulty locomotive wheel leaves the train stalled on the infamous 250 high Hurricane Gulch Bridge the journey looks destined for failure.
On the tracks tempers fray when work crews attempt avoid a washout by melting ice while elsewhere a stranded semi truck shuts down mainline. Offgrid, Roger Bickleman, a stranded rookie homesteader, turns to trains, planes and automobiles in a frantic bid to get back to his dogs who are home alone at his remote cabin. Further up the tracks the Dynes family rely on the railroad as they prepare for spring.