Railroad Alaska, Discovery Channel
Marius Grose edited the final episode of this new 6-part series for Windfall Films which starts Sunday Febuary 23rd at 9pm on the Discovery Channel.
Railroad Alaska follows an elite crew of workers – brakemen, engineers and drivers – as they battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska’s critical 650 mile long, railroad rolling through the extreme winter.
Homesteaders living miles from roads or towns and surrounded by wild animals – from bears to moose and wolves – can flag the passenger train down in the middle of the woods. If it doesn’t get through they can be stranded without supplies.
Crews face a constant threat of deadly avalanches, blizzards, freezing temperatures and dangerous wildlife to keep this crucial lifeline running. Giant icicles, frozen switch points and broken rails must be taken care of to keep the line running.
Editor: Marius Grose
Production Company: Windfall Films
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel