No job is too big for this team to handle. Whether it’s one of the most elegant steam locomotives to grace British railways - Sir Nigel Gresley, which has undergone a six year, 1 million pound restoration, or a revolutionary English electric Deltic, which was the most powerful diesel in the world and the first 100 mile an hour diesel locomotive in the United Kingdom.
A GWR ‘Modified Hall’ steam engine heading to its new home at a heritage railway or vintage American military steam engine that’s to be the star attraction pulling passengers at a winter festival.
Each episode the crew test their engineering ingenuity as they devise innovative ways to haul locomotives onto multi-wheel trailers then navigate long and demanding road journeys to reach their final destinations.
No two train trucking missions are the same. Narrow roads, treacherous weather, weak bridges and heavy traffic can cause additional challenges for the crews. CGI animations reveal the engineering ingenuity the teams use to undertake these engineering feats. Rare archive footage reveals the secret history behind the featured locomotives, the railways they run on and the dedicated people that keep them on the rails.