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The History Channel has a new series called Extreme Trains... The first episode airs on Tuesday November 11 at 10:00PM EST, 9:00PM CST... I hope you guys check this out as it looks cool :)

From http://www.history.com/genericContent.do?id=60696:

ABOUT THE SHOW
EXTREME TRAINS, hosted by real-life train conductor Matt Bown, reveals the incredible inner workings and past lives of the amazing locomotives that haul huge loads across the nation and deliver passengers to their destinations. The series shows the huge part these trains have played in shaping American history--and how vital trains are to American life today.

PREMIERE EPISODE
Coal Trains
Premieres Tuesday, November 11 at 10pm ET/9C
In the premiere episode, Matt joins the coal train hauling a priceless cargo of coal through Pennsylvania from mine to power plant. Getting the train, which weighs 1,400 tons when full, over the Allegheny mountains can be quite a challenge. Matt pitches in with the crew as they load up the train and learns how the Nazis tried to blow the tracks during World War II.
New site link: http://www.history.com/minisites/extreme-trains
 

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Another great series was 'Mark Williams on the Rails", produced by Discovery Network. I have had a hard time trying to locate a torrent for this.
 

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Dammit, don't have cable.

Perhaps there will be some Youtube downloads or something.
:p LOL, I am sure you will be able to find it on the internet somewhere...

Another great series was 'Mark Williams on the Rails", produced by Discovery Network. I have had a hard time trying to locate a torrent for this.
How recent was this? I have never heard of it; maybe it did not air in the US :dunno:
 

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Mark Williams on the Rails.

Mark Williams on the rails was produced in part by BBC for Discovery. It was made in 2004. There must be like 10-12 episodes. I have seen it a few times but they don't play the episodes in sequence. Also stars in 'Industrial Revolutions', another great program (2002).
-Mark Williams played the Wiesley Dad in Harry Potter.

If you use EZTV you can search for any History Channel programs and download the torrent. I'll be checking for the Extreme Trains here.
 

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The first episode was great; very informative too... Now if they just keep following this path the series will be a good one... I thought I saw something on a commercial for the show about "trains" on a roller coaster, so I guess it is not just 100% locomotives and rolling stock :(
 

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I did like the information talked about and explained.
I liked the VAST majority of the footage (sometimes a little too 'fast', but for
the most part very good). I did have a little trouble with the host - I know the
title of the show was 'extreme trains' but..... at least in my mind, trains
are more slow, powerful, methodical, and majestic rather then 'extreme'. I'm
sure he was only doing his job.

I must have missed that commercial B&M.... but I miss most commercials :rolleyes: :)



mcnay55, you mean this?
"World Class Trains" episodes 1-12 ??
I see the torrents for them but no seeders. Just curious.... not that I use torrents.
http://www.torrentz.com/search?q=world+class+trains
(!! I hold no responsability for the above link!!! use at your own risk)

here is a link to what I am guessing is the same series on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360104321624
(above link for reference/clarification only!!)
 

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Series

I have had some trouble trying to locate the series electronically via torrent.. :( So, sadly I will now have revert to watching it or taping it.
I like the electronic form better for viewing on iPod and archiving. I'll let you all know if I found it at some point. Happy viewing. :p
 

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mcnay55, you mean this?
"World Class Trains" episodes 1-12 ??
I see the torrents for them but no seeders. Just curious.... not that I use torrents.
http://www.torrentz.com/search?q=world+class+trains
(!! I hold no responsability for the above link!!! use at your own risk)

here is a link to what I am guessing is the same series on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360104321624
(above link for reference/clarification only!!)[/QUOTE]

As it turns out, that link has been dead for sometime. Its another series I was trying to obtain. I'll keep you all posted. :D
 

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That was really cool to see how they were expanding the Cajon Pass; that was one huge wall of mountain they tore through...

One thing which I wish they would do is go into a little more detail about the actual trains... Like instead of "this engine" say like "this Dash 8" or whatever...
 

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It looks like tomorrow is the last epidode of this season... I sure hope that this show will be back next fall with new ones, and I hope that they last more than an hour :D

TRANSCONTINENTAL

Tuesday, December 30 at 10PM ET/9C

Matt rides the busiest freight line anywhere, Union Pacific's Omaha to Sacramento — on a route that crosses the world's longest rail causeway, though the world's largest rail yard and over the fearsome Donner Pass, where Matt and the train crews must free the tracks from huge blocks of ice. The episode covers the building of the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
 

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