Tuesday 30 September 2014

Tough Trains - GREAT TV

We are always looking for TV programmes to do with railways. So we get lots of Thomas the Tank Engine hits and usually little else.

Imagine my surprise when channel hopping to find a programme called Tough Trains on the Travel Channel and it's brilliant. The link below will take you to the Travel Channel Tough Trains webpage. There are 6 hour long programmes in the series. Tonight is number 3.

Last week's  took us some 300 miles inside the Artic Circle in Russia and I lost count of the number of times the -30 C outside temperatures were used as an excuse to have a shot of Vodka. The railway serves the Russian gas/oil fields and the marshalling yards are brim full of gas tanker trains. In the first programme the presenter Zay Harding traveled across South America ending  up in Bolivia where there are redundant steam locomotives still by the side of derelict Depots.

You can find the Travel Channel on:

Freeview 42 (6pm to 10pm)
Freesat 150
Sky 249/251
Virgin 288

Tough Trains - Vietnam's Reunification Express screens at 9pm tonight


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