Railroad Australia

The all new Australian series Railroad Australia uncovers what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across the country. In a wild frontier world of blistering heat and vast distances, an army of workers toil day and night to keep the nation's lifeblood flowing, with help from some of the world's most powerful trains. Australian rail operators are global leaders in heavy haul rail freight, moving some of the longest and heaviest freight trains and are vital to Australia's biggest industries and the survival of many remote communities.

With unprecedented access, Railroad Australia goes behind the scenes to meet the train drivers, locomotive servicing crews and track maintenance teams on some of the toughest and most spectacular journeys. These are the men and women who keep this incredibly complex rail network running to schedule. From passenger trains to mining, freight and the crews who support them – this is the story of the intricate inner workings of a vital Australian industry.

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Episode 8

Episode 1x08; Apr 28, 2016

Bernie Baker is on a tight deadline on board a vintage locomotive. Allie Hume is battling a temperamental engine in the Tasmanian rainforest, and on the Nullarbor plain, track crews battle through the night to repair a section of rail.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: Episode 8Apr 28, 2016
1x07: Episode 7Apr 21, 2016
1x06: Episode 6Apr 14, 2016
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