Great American Railroad Journeys

Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States, published in 1879.

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Memphis, Tennessee

Episode 2x20; Feb 17, 2017

Armed with his Appleton's Guide, Michael Portillo travels the lower Mississippi aboard a paddle steamer to hear about the life and work of former river boat captain, Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. In the city of Memphis, Tennessee, Micha

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x20: Memphis, TennesseeFeb 17, 2017
2x19: Mattoon, Illinois to Columbus, KentuckyFeb 16, 2017
2x18: Homewood to Champaign, IllinoisFeb 15, 2017
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