Impossible Railways

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Series 2, Episode 6 - The Sky's the Limit

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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.
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Series 2, Episode 5 - Full Throttle

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Engineering breakthroughs that allow trains to go faster than ever, including technology that allows the navigation of the winding mountains of Spain at speed.
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Series 2, Episode 4 - City Limits

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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.
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Series 2, Episode 3 - Into the Blue

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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.
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Series 2, Episode 2 - Building Bridges

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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.
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Series 2, Episode 1 - Extreme Wilderness

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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.
Series 1
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Series 1, Episode 6 - Need for Speed

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Trains can now reach inconceivable speeds, thanks to pioneering engineers. Hear how mighty steam trains, supersonic rocket sleds and 'hovering' trains came about.
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Series 1, Episode 5 - Waterworld

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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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Series 1, Episode 4 - Reaching New Heights

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From tunnelling through the mighty Swiss Alps to overcoming a cliff face in Southern Australia, see how railway engineers have skilfully conquered mountains.
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Series 1, Episode 3 - Crossing Chasms

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