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Secrets of the Railways

Series 1

Secrets of the Railways

  • Nazi Gold Highway

    Railroads constructed during turbulent periods and associated with mankind's ugliest deeds. Beginning with the Trans-Pyrenees Railway.

  • Dark Side of the Mountain

    The Harz Mountain Railway in Germany - Europe's longest rail network - which still uses steam locomotives and has a hidden past.

  • Gold Rush

    The White Pass and Yukon Railroad over the US-Canada border, which began construction after the Klondike Gold Rush in the 19th century.

  • Hitler's Arctic Railway

    The Nordland Line, the longest in Norway. Stretching between Trondheim and Bodo, it was first built to transport the country's iron ore.

  • The Liverpool to Manchester Line

    The Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which revolutionised rail travel when it opened in 1830, including introducing the first signalling system.

  • Rainforest Railway

    The background to the Tablelands Railway Line in Queensland, which changed the face of the state when it was constructed in the late 1800s.