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Author Topic: Impossible Railways, UKTV 'Yesterday' and online.  (Read 3513 times)
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« on: February 06, 2018, 11:26:59 pm »

An excellent UKTV original series, about some of the most unusual and difficult to build and maintain railways around the world. Being broadcast on the 'Yesterday' channel. New episodes first broadcast 8pm Tuesdays, January and February 2018.

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Building on the global success of Impossible Engineering, this unique new science and history series showcases some of the world’s most extraordinary engineering achievements of the railways.

Since their meteoric rise in the 19th Century, railways have been at the forefront of modern engineering and transport. They have conquered dizzying altitudes, wilderness, seas and cities.

With amazing access and using a trademark combination of exciting graphics, stunning footage and expert analysis, the series captures the design breakthroughs and heralds the pioneers who have embraced nature and physical challenges, to create a truly remarkable global railway network.
http://www.twofour-rights.co.uk/Brand/215/impossible-railways

Also available on catch up on UKTV Play. Well worth a watch.
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 06:18:14 pm »

Looks like last night's episode is repeated tonight at 7pm.
https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/tv-guide/
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 10:26:44 pm »

Episode 1 with an upside down German monorail railway is worth a watch.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 11:37:10 pm »

Episode 1 with an upside down German monorail railway is worth a watch.

Was that the Wuppertal 'Ubahn'? Really want to go on that.
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 12:30:47 am »

Episode 1 with an upside down German monorail railway is worth a watch.

You mean one of those dangly ones? We had one of them in Greenford when I was a lad. But you surely wouldn't want a ride on that one!
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 08:04:50 pm »

Episode 1 with an upside down German monorail railway is worth a watch.

Was that the Wuppertal 'Ubahn'? Really want to go on that.

Yes it is.
https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/impossible-railways/

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 03:51:48 pm »

Caught this (by accident) on Dave a few days ago. Featured a really good section on The "Death Railway" which includes the "Bridge over the River Kwai" at Kanchanaburi, Thailand (took me back to my visit there a long time ago in 1990!).
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