Monday, November 11, 2013

Destination America: The Alaska Railroad

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
The television network “Destination America,” which is part of the Discovery Communications group of networks (TLC, Animal Planet, etc.), will be premiering a new series, “Railroad Alaska,” on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Destination America describes the series:

“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.”

For a full schedule (each episode will be aired multiples times) and video clips from each episode, access Railroad Alaska’s website.