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.
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad #809
Go to Arkansas, home of Wal-Mart, Tyson Chicken, and a combination freight passenger railroad; meet a train collector whose displays only enhance his operating layouts; go to Kansas and ride behind a restored steam engine; and visit a piece of resurrected history in Nevada.
- KET2 Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 pm EDT
Adobe Mountain Railroad Park #810
Visit one of the largest model railroad clubs in the country, meet a husband and wife who have built a dream layout on a Georgia mountain top, view the scenic gorge of the Payette River, and tour a huge seven and a half inch gauge railroad operation.
- KET2 Thursday, March 13 at 5:30 pm EDT
Western Pacific Railroad Museum #811
A museum dedicated to the Western Pacific Railroad, a G gauge layout especially adapted to the harsh Arizona climate, visit a great European collection and layout, and visit a New England tourist destination which started out as a sled dog ranch.
- KET2 Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 pm EDT
California Zephyr #812
Ride the route of the California Zephyr; a layout that uses some very special equipment in its operations; visit The Henry Ford museum and railroad in Dearborn, Michigan; and ride through the scenic lakes region of New Hampshire.
- KET2 Thursday, March 27 at 5:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, March 27 at 5:33 pm EDT
Trans Siberian Railroad, Part 1 #813
Take a ride on the longest rail line on the planet, visit an Arizona man who has built a tribute to his native New York, go to Cincinnati and visit a museum that is a testament to a childhood dream, and meet a man who never met a model train gauge he didn't like.
- KET2 Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 pm EDT
Trans Siberian Railroad, Part 2 #814
Journey through Russia over more than 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railroad on the luxurious Golden Eagle train.
- KET2 Thursday, April 10 at 5:30 pm EDT
Ohio Central Railroad #701
Go into the hills of eastern Ohio to visit a ten line railroad, ride a historic Japanese steam train that has been lovingly restored, visit a man who has realized his childhood dream, and meet a dentist who has taken his passion for trains into the back yard.
- KET2 Thursday, April 17 at 5:30 pm EDT
Maine Narrow Gauge #702
Head to Maine for a memorable experience with a visit to the Two Footers, head to Arizona and explore a remote river canyon, meet a man who has made a living from preserving railroading history, and model railroading is alive and well in the center of Tokyo.
- KET2 Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm EDT
Official web site: http://www.mptv.org/tracks_ahead/index.php
Price available upon request.