Episode 1

The Alaska Railroad is the only lifeline for remote settlers. Rail crews battle brutal conditions to clear an avalanche to deliver supplies off-grid

Episode 2

Roadmaster Hugh Evans races to clear the tracks and get the passenger train through.

Episode 3

A devastating snowstorm blocks the Railroad

Episode 4

A car crash threatens to shut down the Alaskan Railroad – Alaska’s lifeline

Episode 5

Jobs are lost after Brakemen Danny and Animal deliver a $10 million cargo

Episode 6

The big Spring thaw arrives awakening Alaska’s bears from winter hibernation.

The Series

Railroad Alaska follows an elite crew of workers - brakemen, engineers and drivers - as they battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical, 650-mile long, railroad rolling through the extreme winter.

The Alaska Railroad is America’s last remaining full service freight and passenger railroad – remote off grid homesteaders and vacationers travel on the same tracks as military hardware, medicine, coal, food and chemicals. It’s a vital artery shuttling both cargo and people through a vast wilderness.

Homesteaders living miles from roads or towns and surrounded by wild animals - from bears to moose and wolves - can flag the passenger train down in the middle of the woods. If it doesn’t get through they can be stranded without supplies.

Crews face a constant threat of deadly avalanches, blizzards, freezing temperatures and dangerous wildlife to keep this crucial lifeline running. Giant icicles, frozen switch points and broken rails must be taken care of to keep the line running.

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