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Explores railroad prototypes, models, personalities, and lore covering not only the railways and modelers of the past, but of the present and future. Spencer Christian hosts.

TV Schedule

St. Kitts Scenic Railway #714 [TV-G]
Visit a Caribbean sugar cane line that has found a new, more glamorous life; ride a spectacular three stage rail line in the Minami Alps outside of Tokyo; visit one of the largest Z gauge layouts around; and look in on a museum that operates one of the last great steam locomotives in the United States.

  • KET2 Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 pm EDT

Harz Mountain Railway #801 [TV-G]
Go into eastern Germany to ride a historic mountain line that wasn't reopened until after the Cold War. Visit a man who has realized his childhood dream, ride a narrow gauge line at a place where the geese wear pants, and meet a steel making man who also has a passion for railroading.

  • KET2 Thursday, July 24 at 5:30 pm EDT

Greeley Freight Station Museum #802 [TV-G]
Head to Colorado to check out a huge model railroad and museum, look in on a club whose mission is keeping the memory of Pennsylvania railroads alive, take a peek at steam technology that powers more than trains, and ride one of the most scenic rail routes in the United States.

  • KET2 Thursday, July 31 at 5:30 pm EDT

Chitown Union Station #803 [TV-G]
Visit one of the largest two rail o gauge layouts in the country; step back to 1882, when the Denver, South Park, and Rio Grande railroad was still under construction; visit the railroad that originally took the industrial age millionaires to their summer mansions; and explore how some rail travelers go in style.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 7 at 5:30 pm EDT

Saxony Narrow Gauge Railways #804 [TV-G]
Visit the German state of Saxony to see narrow gauge steam line; enjoy a large Lionel club layout in Levittown, New York; visit a combination freight and passenger railroad in Pennsylvania; and visit a 7' inch gauge steam line in Pennsylvania.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 pm EDT

The Flying Yankee #805 [TV-G]
The East Coast version of the "Train that Changed America," a slice of the New Haven line that's been preserved in N gauge, four layouts under one roof in the shadow of the Golden Gate, and a bed and breakfast in Vermont that has a very special feature.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 pm EDT

Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad #806 [TV-G]
In Ohio, take a close look at a modern freight line that has its roots in the past; visit a large public layout in northern Georgia; visit a logging museum in Wisconsin; and meet a photographer who plies his trade late at night.

  • KET2 Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 pm EDT
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