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I am not sure how many people here watch this program, but every Thursday at 10:00 PM on the History Channel is a show call "Tougher in Alaska"... The host, Geo Beach, who lives in Alaska joins different work crews to show how everything is more difficult to accomplish up there... The first week was about gold mining, then fishing, then power-line rigging, then logging, and now this Thursday (June 5) the show is going to be about the Alaska Railroad... I am not sure what jobs he is actually going to do, but it should still be a good show for train lovers none the less :D

EDIT: Here is the website if you want to read up on the show itself...
 

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Did anyone else actually watch this show last night? It was pretty cool, it would have been a little better if there was more locomotive action, but since it was only an hour long show there probably was not enough time for that... Geo Beach went all around setting off controlled avalanches, replacing wooden ties with concrete ones, onloading coal hoppers, and loading train cars onto a barge :cool:
 

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I had it on while I worked. Couldn't pay too much attention to it, but it was really cool. The machinery was awesome - I like the spike puller that can yank 90 spikes per minute! And driving a bulldozer over the rail to clear snow?!? It's amazing the tracks can stay in line with that kind of jostling.
 

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I might as well post this in this thread... The History channel has a series called Mega Disasters, and this Tuesday at 10:00 PM the episode is going to be about what would happen in a "Glow Train Catastrophe"... I do not think there will be a lot of train action in it though, it will probably focus more on nuclear waste... I figured I would post this here nonetheless :)

http://www.history.com/shows.do?action=detail&episodeId=303036
 

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I was also surprised that they used bulldozers to clear the snow... :D
As a Dad, I know Trevor the Buldozer took care of Thomas the Tank Engine. Especially when it snowed on the Island of Sodor.:rolleyes:
 

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As a Dad, I know Trevor the Buldozer took care of Thomas the Tank Engine. Especially when it snowed on the Island of Sodor.:rolleyes:
Hey, I am young enough that I watched Thomas the Tank Engine when I was a young child... I do not remember that much of it though, just random snippets :eek:
 
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