Mighty Trains

Sundays at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 14

Synopsis

MIGHTY TRAINS takes viewers into the world of rail travel to witness the inner workings of what it takes to launch and execute a mighty journey on some of the world's most incredible railway equipment. From the locomotive to rail traffic control to the maintenance depot, MIGHTY TRAINS takes audiences on a journey riding the rails around the world. Each one-hour episode of MIGHTY TRAINS is a journey into the fascinating world of rail travel, as host Teddy Wilson tells the stories of six exceptional trains and their scenic locomotive routes.

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Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer takes viewers on a scenic journey across Western Canada and over the Rocky Mountains from Vancouver to Banff. This spectacular journey through British Columbia and Alberta gives passengers breathtaking views of some of the country’s most stunning landscapes, from glittering oceans to untamed wilderness. Also, as the only passenger train on a railroad line packed with enormous, fast-moving freight trains, Rocky Mountaineer’s 16-cylinder locomotive uses its 3,000 horsepower to pull the train up the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. So far, Rocky Mountaineer has travelled more than eight million kilometres – that’s more than 15 times around the world!

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Tren Crucero

Tren Crucero takes passengers on a four-day trek from the southern coastal plains of Ecuador into the Northern Andes Mountains. Along the way, passengers take in the beautiful landscapes and enjoy daily excursions exploring Ecuadorian culture. It all begins in Eloy Alfaro, the capital of Duran, in the province of Guayas, aboard a restored, hundred-year-old steam locomotive. The train climbs into the clouds en route to its final destination of Quito, one of the highest capital cities in the world, 2,850 metres above sea level. The 240-ton Tren Crucero follows a narrow-gauge line, traversing the Guayas River, traveling across rice fields and through plantations of bananas and sugar cane. The train traverses deep tropical jungles, stretches of mountains, dry forests, and the banks of the Chanchán River, hugging the Andes.

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Maharajas’ Express

Voted “The World’s Leading Luxury Train” in 2012, 2013, and 2014, the Maharajas’ Express is made up of 23 carriages, including 14 sleeper carriages (each named after precious stones) for up to 88 guests, as well as dining cars, https://www.bellmedia.ca/wp-admin/post.php?post=127520&action=edit&lang=en#bars, lounges, generators, and a presidential suite that extends across an entire carriage. The train is outfitted with hydraulic brakes, a unique ballooning system to cushion the ride, and an onboard water filtration plant. Passengers are greeted with a red carpet, and attended to by private butlers and an around-the-clock concierge service. Running through the night, the crew works tirelessly to ensure the entire experience is seamless. The Maharajas’ Express is not only the most luxurious train in India, it is also one of the longest (one kilometre from end-to-end), making it all the more demanding for the staff on board to keep up.

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Season 2 - Episode 4

AVE 103

When it comes to high-speed travel by train, Spain is considered to be one of the best worldwide. With 3,100 km of high-speed track, it has the biggest network in Europe and the World's second largest after China. Viewers will hop aboard the high-speed trains across Spain between the Capital, Madrid, to the economic giant, Barcelona to learn about the technologies of the flagship AVE 103 train that travels more than 300 km/h, and the infrastructure that supports it.

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Kiwi Rail

New Zealand's KiwiRail takes passengers on three magnificent journeys with its majestic passenger lines: the TranzAlpine, Coastal Pacific, and Northern Explorer: three scenic journeys at the top of every hardcore train enthusiast’s bucket list.

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Season 2 - Episode 6

Hector Rail

Hector Rail’s powerful trains haul timber for paper products giant SCA to its $1.2 Billion pulp mill in Ostrand, Sweden. It’s one of the most challenging routes that ventures along some of the most difficult railways in the country. This grueling operation starts in Sweden’s forest belt, where powerful tree-grabbing machines, outfitted with massive saws, cut down trees – two at a time – in under a minute.

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