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Extreme Trains

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:28 am
by BrotherWolf
"Extreme Trains" Just been watching this on H2 (sky531). Based in the USA but worth a watch if you're at a loose end. It's currently about a 15000 ton coal train that's a mile long. There are a few more episodes being shown in a row.

Re: Extreme Trains

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:14 pm
by D605Eagle
want a big train, then check this out!
oh 'eck!

Re: Extreme Trains

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:37 am
by TheObserver

I've just done a Google search for "Extreme Trains" which shows quite a number of instalements have been made.

More importantly, I've also had a look through the current and near future VirginMedia listings for 'Extreme Trains' and can't see any forthcoming broadcasts of this series on Channel 236/ H2, nor on any of their other channels.

This can't be the correct result! What am I doing wrong?

John, TheObserver, Swansea, south west Wales.
Swansea Railway Modellers Group:

Re: Extreme Trains

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:57 am
by luckymucklebackit
I have watched several of the programmes in this series, the photography and content is quite good, but the rather typical American overenthusiastic exhuberence of presenter Matt Bown becomes waring after a while.


Re: Extreme Trains

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:19 pm
by knottinbotswana
D605Eagle wrote:want a big train, then check this out!
oh 'eck!

Impressive but this one more so, I'm sure if you follow the tracks you'll find a train to measure. I did plug this a little while back.

Wikipedia wrote:These 41,400 tonnes total mass, 3780 metres long trains (8 locomotives and 342 wagons), are the longest production trains in the world. More than 3,000 of these RDP trains have been operated since launched in December 2007

Re: Extreme Trains

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:26 am
by markh
Got them on dvd last year. they are good. but the presenter is a bit hyper.