Science Channel is tackling the science of trains. Recently, the network announced their new TV show Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads will premiere later this month.
The docuseries “highlights the historic and modern breakthroughs of railroad production by telling the stories of bold pioneers and the science behind their incredible engineering feats.”
Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads premieres on Science Channel on May 17th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. You can read more info below:
(New York) – Since their spectacular rise in the 19th century, railroads have been at the cutting edge of engineering and technology and that remains true, even today. IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS, premiering Thursday, May 17 at 10pm ET/PT, shines a light on the world’s most extraordinary rail systems, including New York’s Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge, Japan’s Bullet Train and California’s Central Pacific Railroad.
IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS highlights the historic and modern breakthroughs of railroad production by telling the stories of bold pioneers and the science behind their incredible engineering feats. High-tech graphic animation will detail each transportation marvel and will look at the engineering challenges that each railway faces.
IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS explores:
· Incredible mountain railways that conquer vertiginous heights and offer breathtaking views, including Britain’s Snowdon Mountain Railway and California’s Central Pacific Railroad.
· The need for speed and impossibly fast bullet trains, including Italy’s Red Arrow, New Mexico’s Holloman High Speed Test Track, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train, and more.
· Astonishing railroads that connect urban jungles such as New York New Jersey Rail Car Float and Germany’s Wuppertaler Schwebebahn.
· The world’s most revolutionary rail bridges that pose some of the most difficult design challenges, including Staten Island’s Arthur Kill Bridge and Scotland’s Forth Bridge.
· Railways that venture into the wild and cross frozen landscapes, dense jungles, and other challenging terrains such as California’s Goat Canyon Trestle and Thailand’s Kanchanaburi Death Railway.
· Stunning tracks along waterways, such as Poland’s Elblag Canal and Indian’s Pamban Bridge.
IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS is produced for Science Channel by TwoFour Broadcast. For TwoFour, the executive producer is Neil Edwards. For Science Channel, Lindsey Foster-Blumberg is supervising producer and Vicky Bernal is associate producer.”
What do you think? Are you interested in the science behind railroads? Will you watch Science Channel’s new series?