"Railroad Alaska" (TV show) is a reality series that airs on Destination America.

Following an elite crew of workers — brakemen, engineers, construction crews, mechanics and train drivers — this series illustrates the battle against ferocious weather and treacherous terrain faced by homesteaders living along Alaska's critical 650-mile-long railroad and the elite crew of workers that must keep the train 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.

If the train doesn't get though, locals won't get food, fuel, or other crucial supplies. Homesteaders living miles from roads or towns and surrounded by wild animals — from bears to moose — can flag down the passenger train to get what they need. From supplying construction projects to purchasing everyday home goods, seemingly straight-forward tasks are a daunting endeavor for these off-gridders.

"Railroad Alaska" is produced by Windfall Films with Carlo Massarella and David Dugan as executive producers and Tom Langan as series producer. For Destination America, Caroline Perez is executive producer, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President, Investigation Discovery, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Fit & Health.


Network: Destination America
Genre: Reality
Premiere Date: November 16, 2013
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Windfall Films

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