Mighty Trains

Host Teddy Wilson whisks viewers around the world to witness the inner workings of six exceptional trains and their scenic locomotive routes

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Discovery Launches Colossal Fall Season During Month-Long Free Preview Beginning October 10

Discovery Launches Colossal Fall Season During Month-Long Free Preview Beginning October 10

– Four-week free preview runs from October 10 to November 7 and is anchored by high-octane Canadian series: HIGHWAY THRU HELL, MIGHTY TRAINS, and HELLFIRE HEROES – –Season 8 of...

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Discovery’s MIGHTY TRAINS Returns for a Worldwide Journey Aboard the World’s Most Famous Railways, Oct. 14

Discovery’s MIGHTY TRAINS Returns for a Worldwide Journey Aboard the World’s Most Famous Railways, Oct. 14

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Now Arriving: Discovery Launches New Original In-House Production MIGHTY TRAINS, October 16

Now Arriving: Discovery Launches New Original In-House Production MIGHTY TRAINS, October 16

– New series from Exploration Production Inc.’s “MIGHTY” franchise features weekly journeys across the world’s rails, including Canada’s most iconic passenger train, as well as ...

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About

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. This season, Teddy rolls along Norway’s scenic Bergen Line, and uncovers how some of the fastest trains in the world are built at an Italian train company owned by the chairman of Ferrari. Then, it’s off to the Indian Pacific train for a bucket-list journey across southern Australia, and on to the colourful trains of the Thailand State Railway to traverse beautiful but deadly landscapes. This season’s adventures are capped off by a trip through historic routes and impressive scenery aboard South Africa’s most luxurious train, the Pride of Africa, and a wintery journey aboard Switzerland’s Bernina Express, one of the most beautiful train trips on earth.

Synopses

  • S3 - Episode 1

    Thailand

    Mighty Trains takes viewers on a backpackers dream. Jump aboard the colourful trains of the State Railway of Thailand where we’ll travel over historic bridges, snake alongside the ocean and continue past swamps, canyons and mountains. It’s an incredible rail journey that burrows through ancient areas, through historic tunnels, and over raging rivers and beautiful but deadly landscapes that make up this incredible railway.

  • S3 - Episode 2

    South Africa

    Mighty Trains hops aboard South Africa’s most luxurious train for a breathtaking journey from Pretoria to Cape Town across historic routes and past impressive scenery. We travel aboard classic carriages that are pulled by a series of steam, diesel and electric locomotives making Rovos Rail a bucket list trip for passengers from around the world.

  • S3 - Episode 3

    Switzerland

    Mighty Trains takes you to Switzerland – home of the Bernina Express. It’s one of the most beautiful train journeys on earth – especially in the winter. Traveling along the highest railway line in Europe, this passenger train navigates 55 tunnels, nearly 200 viaducts and bridges. The engineering feats along the line are so spectacular it’s the first of three railway lines on the planet to make the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • S3 - Episode 4

    Australia

    Mighty Trains takes viewers to Australia! Hop aboard the Indian Pacific –a bucket list train journey – for an epic adventure across southern Australia. Along the way, passengers will be transported through the harsh Australian desert, the rolling countryside, beneath lush mountain ranges and everything in between over a four day, 4,352 kilometer transcontinental journey.

  • S3 - Episode 5

    Norway

    Mighty Trains rolls through Norway along the Bergen Line – described as one of the most amazing railway journeys in Europe. The Bergensbanen stretches nearly 500km from Oslo to Bergen, passing through an astonishing 182 tunnels, and some of the most scenic vistas in the world. Along the way, we take a side trip on the Flam Railway, which boasts one of the steepest railway climbs on Earth. Once we arrive in Bergen, we travel north for a ride on the famous Nordland Line, which stretches from Trondheim to Bodø - an Arctic railway that is an important part of Norway’s infrastructure, transporting passengers and freight across the North.

  • S3 - Episode 6

    Italy

    Mighty Trains goes behind the scenes with NTV’s two Italo trains – the AGV and the EVO – as they expand to cover more of the Italian railway network, connecting passengers from Turin to Venice and Naples to Milan on two of the fastest trains in the world.

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