Impossible Railways

September 2020
1:00:00

The Sky's the Limit (S2E6)

4.0 5 x
Engineering that has overcome some of the greatest mountain ranges to create innovative railways, including a tunnel in the Swiss Alps and a zig-zag railway in Ecuador.
August 2020
1:00:00

Crossing Chasms (S1E3)

3.0 4 x
From the iconic Forth Bridge to a vertigo-inducing viaduct in rural New Zealand, discover how railway engineers have conquered valleys, canyons and waterways.
1:00:00

City Limits (S2E4)

3.0 4 x
A look at the planet's most incredible metropolitan railways, and how they help people solve distinctly urban problems. Including a project to upgrade New York's transit system.
1:00:00

Into the Blue (S2E3)

4.0 3 x
How some of our greatest railways have challenged engineering's finest minds in their efforts to conquer the planet's waterways, including a tunnel beneath the English Channel.
1:00:00

Building Bridges (S2E2)

4.0 5 x
Since their rise in the 19th Century, railways have been at the forefront of modern engineering and transport, conquering dizzying altitudes, wilderness, seas and cities.
1:00:00

Extreme Wilderness (S2E1)

4.0 2 x
Since their meteoric rise in the 19th Century, railways have been at the forefront of modern engineering. They've conquered dizzying altitudes, wilderness, seas and cities.
1:00:00

Crossing Chasms (S1E3)

3.0 5 x
From the iconic Forth Bridge to a vertigo-inducing viaduct in rural New Zealand, discover how railway engineers have conquered valleys, canyons and waterways.
1:00:00

Need for Speed (S1E6)

4.0 5 x
Trains can now reach inconceivable speeds, thanks to pioneering engineers. Hear how mighty steam trains, supersonic rocket sleds and 'hovering' trains came about.
1:00:00

Into the Wild (S1E2)

4.0 8 x
From a canyon-spanning bridge in San Diego to a track ascending an imposing Swiss peak, hear how railway engineers have conquered jungles, deserts and mountains.
1:00:00

Waterworld (S1E5)

3.0 5 x
From crossing the cyclone-prone Indian Ocean to travelling under the Bosphorus strait, discover how railway engineers have overcome the challenges presented by water.
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