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Web site: http://www.mptv.org/tracks_ahead/index.php

Details

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

Iowa Interstate Railroad #912 [TV-G]
Enjoy the National Railway Historical Society ride and explore the Iowa Interstate Railroad.

  • KET Monday, June 29 at 5:30 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, July 27 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KET Monday, September 28 at 5:30 am EDT

Miller 'F' Gauge #908 [TV-G]
An 'F' gauge layout uses sight, sound, and props to showcase the beauty of a Colorado narrow gauge.

  • KET2 Monday, June 29 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KET Monday, August 31 at 5:30 am EDT

Images of the Past #913 [TV-G]
A Seattle Sn3 layout and the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin are highlighted.

  • KET Monday, July 6 at 5:30 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, August 3 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KET Monday, October 5, 2015 at 5:30 am EDT

Layout Under-Glass #909 [TV-G]
Visit a horticultural conservatory that has long embraced garden layouts for the public to enjoy.

  • KET2 Monday, July 6 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KET Monday, September 7 at 5:30 am EDT

Skunk Train #901 [TV-G]
Journey from the Northern California coast through the towering redwoods on a historic rail line.

  • KET Monday, July 13 at 5:30 am EDT

LGB Friends #910 [TV-G]
An Ohio rail club shows off their love of trains with over 3000 feet of track.

  • KET2 Monday, July 13 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KET Monday, September 14 at 5:30 am EDT

Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern #902 [TV-G]
The history of an Eastern Pennsylvania tourist line is tied to its equally historic surroundings.

  • KET Monday, July 20 at 5:30 am EDT

Tweetsie Railroad #911 [TV-G]
Visit the Tweetsie Railroad and their historic coal-powered narrow gauge line.

  • KET2 Monday, July 20 at 9:00 am EDT
  • KET Monday, September 21 at 5:30 am EDT

Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad #903 [TV-G]
The "Old Patagonian Express" still chugs along the base of the Andes mountains in Argentina.

  • KET Monday, July 27 at 5:30 am EDT

QJ Steam #904 [TV-G]
Learn how steam trains made their way back to the Iowa landscape while honoring Chinese rail history.

  • KET Monday, August 3 at 5:30 am EDT

Saxon Taura Holiday Park #905 [TV-G]
A Wisconsin rail artist creates memorable images in the shadow of Green Bay's Lambeau Field.

  • KET Monday, August 10 at 5:30 am 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 Monday, August 10 at 9:00 am EDT

Entertrainment Junction #906 [TV-G]
A Cincinnati area rail-themed park features the world's largest indoor train display.

  • KET Monday, August 17 at 5:30 am 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 Monday, August 17 at 9:00 am EDT

Taltree Arboretum #907 [TV-G]
Discover how a brand new Indiana arboretum is embracing it's area's rail history.

  • KET Monday, August 24 at 5:30 am 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 Monday, August 24 at 9:00 am 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 Monday, August 31 at 9:00 am EDT
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