Brand new series, ‘Railroad Alaska’, follows an elite crew of railway workers as they battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical, 500-mile long, railroad rolling through the extreme winter. The Alaska Railroad is America’s last remaining full service freight and passenger railroad – remote settlers and vacationers travel on the same tracks as military hardware, medicine, food and chemicals. It’s a vital artery shuttling both cargo and people through a vast wilderness and if the train doesn’t get through locals can be stranded without supplies. The series follows crews battle the constant threat of deadly avalanches, freezing temperatures and dangerous wildlife to keep this crucial lifeline running. They must tackle giant icicles, frozen switch points and broken rails to keep this lifeline open.