Following an elite crew of workers-- brakemen, engineers, construction crews, mechanics and train drivers – RAILROAD ALASKA illustrates the battle against ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical 500-mile long railroad rolling to deliver life sustaining supplies. From controlled avalanches to prevent catastrophe, to fascinating characters, like Jim James, the one-handed handy man, learn what it takes to keep this train on track.
A magnitude-4.2 earthquake threatens to bring the railroad to a standstill and derail a speeding freight train. Steve and Cassie Brosius race to build an emergency shelter to protect their young baby. Dave Weems’ nieces visit to sample life in Alaska.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
With the spring thaw comes floodwater that threatens to wash away a section of track that Roadmaster Bruce must race to repair. The spring also means bears, which pose a danger to settlers Jim and Nancy as they make their way to the passenger train.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A devastating snowstorm blocks Alaska’s lifeline. Danny and Animal to bring out the Beast, a 67 ton snowplow - and race to clear the way for a freight train hauling vital diesel to Seward. And homesteaders, Mary and Clyde, need an emergency generator.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Off the grid brothers, Steven and Jonathon, must fix a collapsing roof on their cabin before a life-threatening snowstorm. Brakemen, Danny and Animal, race to deliver military equipment to Anchorage when a car derails and threatens to shut down the line.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Jim and Nancy rush to make repairs before the cold Alaskan winter chases them out of their home. Off gridder Dan Mawhinney decides to sell his cabin, but first he must find a buyer. On the railroad, delays threaten to put the train behind schedule.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Off-grid settlers Jim, Nancy and John face being stranded without basic necessities when an avalanche hits and blocks the track. Roadmaster Hugh Evans battles freezing temperatures to get propane to the off-gridders before they literally freeze to death.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
A porcupine infestation threatens to leave Nancy and Jim without electricity. Dave Weems' city-living nieces hunt for their own supper. On the railroad, an emergency crew battles blocked bridges to make way for a shipment of valuable military equipment.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
When ice threatens to shut down the rails, pregnant off-gridder Amanda Simpson is left stranded while her friend seeks out supplies. Brakemen Danny and Animal must transport $5 million worth of freight to Anchorage, navigating a wild moose on the rails.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Episode Ninja is a small business run by one person.
Pro memberships help fund servers and new feature development!