or


[11/05/13 - 07:13 AM]
Destination America Uncovers the True Grit of Our Country's Last Pioneers with New Series "Railroad Alaska" Premiering November 16 at 10PM
The series follows the dangers of living a cold and isolated life surrounded by dangerous beauty.

[via press release from Destination America]

ALL ABOARD!!

DESTINATION AMERICA UNCOVERS THE TRUE GRIT OF OUR COUNTRY'S LAST PIONEERS WITH NEW SERIES "RAILROAD ALASKA" PREMIERING NOVEMBER 16 AT 10PM

(Silver Spring, MD) -- Following an elite crew of workers-- brakemen, engineers, construction crews, mechanics and train drivers -- Destination America's new series, RAILROAD ALASKA illustrates the battle against ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep the State of Alaska's critical 650-mile long railroad rolling to deliver life sustaining supplies. Homesteaders living miles from roads or towns and surrounded by wild animals - from bears to moose and wolves - can flag down the passenger train in the middle of nowhere to get what they need. But if the train doesn't get through, they can be stranded without resources or help. Celebrating America's last great pioneers who literally put life and limb on the line, RAILROAD ALASKA follows the dangers of living a cold and isolated life surrounded by dangerous beauty. From controlled avalanches to prevent catastrophe to fascinating characters, like Jim James, the one-handed handy man, learn what it takes to keep this train on track.

"RAILROAD ALASKA celebrates the romance of the railroad, which opened up opportunity and expansion in America," said Marc Etkind, general manager, Destination America. "The characters highlighted in the series are all sacrificing their own safety to provide Alaska's present day homesteaders their versions of the American Dream."

The untamed north is no place for the faint of heart and RAILROAD ALASKA illustrates the impossible task of living and working in unbearable surroundings. The railroad crew works in miserable, freezing conditions, showing off their ingenuity and expertise to get the job done no matter what - because if the train doesn't get though, the locals won't get food, fuel or even get home. And viewers will get to meet fascinating people who live off-grid, away from society, as well as find out why they chose a life away from civilization and fully independent.

The line-up for the first three episodes of RAILROAD ALASKA is as follows:

· Frozen Danger Premieres Saturday, November 16 at 10 PM E/P An avalanche hits and blocks the track, delaying brakemen Danny Forsman and Lynn 'Animal' Reitz making a crucial delivery of snow removal equipment to Anchorage, while roadmaster Hugh Evans battles freezing temperatures to fix a broken rail and get propane and diesel through to off-grid settlers before they are frozen in.

· The Beast Premieres Saturday, November 30 at 10 PM E/P A devastating snowstorm blocks Alaska's lifeline forcing Danny and Animal to bring out the Beast - a 67 ton snowplow - and race to clear the way for a freight train hauling vital diesel for the Port of Seward. Meanwhile, Hugh must make sure that the passenger train, carrying worried mom Nancy Wilson with supplies for her off-grid son John, makes it through to him and to elderly homesteaders, Mary and Clyde Lovel, who await an emergency generator.

· Killer Ice Premieres Saturday, November 23 at 10 PM E/P When ice and snow threatens to shut down the rails, pregnant off-gridder Amanda Simpson is left stranded. Brakemen Danny and Animal must transport $5 million worth of freight to Anchorage but wild moose and failing breaks may threaten their mission.

RAILROAD ALASKA is produced by Windfall Films. For Windfall Films, Carlo Massarella and David Dugan are executive producers, Craig Blackhurst is series producer. For Destination America, Caroline Perez is executive producer, Sara Kozak is SVP of production, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.

About Destination America

Destination America is the only television network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the United States. The inclusive network targeting Adults 25-54 is available in more than 60 million homes, emblazoning television screens with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation. Destination America features travel, food, adventure, home, and natural history, with original series like BBQ Pitmasters, A Haunting, Epic, and Buying Alaska. For more information, please visit DestinationAmerica.com, facebook.com/DestinationAmerica, or twitter.com/DestAmerica. Destination America is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories.





  [november 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· RAILROAD ALASKA (DA)





[04/29/17 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with NBC
The Eye's "Hawaii Five-0" wins the night among adults 18-49.

[04/28/17 - 02:00 PM]
Video: Watch a Behind-the-Scenes First Look at FOX's New Dating Show, "Love Connection," Hosted by Andy Cohen
The unscripted series will now premiere at 9:00/8:00c on Thursday, May 25 following "Beat Shazam."

[04/28/17 - 12:39 PM]
"The President Show" Inaugural Episode Draws Huge Crowd Topping Trump's Actual Inauguration
Comedy Central spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 11:25 AM]
WE tv's New Series "Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" Premieres Thursday, May 25 at 10pm ET/CT
"Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta" features a tight-knit crew of friends who reveal the perks and perils of being born into Hip Hop royalty.

[04/28/17 - 10:43 AM]
Netflix Unveils "FYSee" - A Month-Long Celebration Highlighting the Best of Netflix Series
For the first time, Netflix's FYSee will feature a full month of programming designed to connect industry with the shows, creators and talent they love in wholly new and unusual ways.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content Option Rights to Anne Rice's Best-Selling Series, "The Vampire Chronicles"
Christopher Rice, four-time New York Times Bestselling(R) author and recipient of the Lambda Literary Award, will pen the series and serve as executive producer alongside Anne Rice, and Anonymous Content's David Kanter and Steve Golin.

[04/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Adds to Its Ranks
Shazad Latif, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell and Damon Runyan are among the latest additions.

[04/28/17 - 09:55 AM]
British Comedic Legend Tommy Maitland Has Been Announced to Host ABC's Irreverent Talent Competition Show "The Gong Show"
A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.

[04/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Summer Premiere Dates for Hit Series "Ray Donovan" and "Episodes"
Look for the new seasons on August 6 and August 20, respectively, with "Twin Peaks" moving to the 8:00/7:00c slot on August 6.

[04/28/17 - 09:40 AM]
Her Story Continues - "Z: The Beginning of Everything" Is Returning for a Second Season
The streaming service formally announced said renewal this morning.

[04/28/17 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Inches Past CBS Among Adults 18-49
The Alphabet wins the night in demos while the Eye is the most-watched broadcaster.

[04/28/17 - 07:56 AM]
ESPN's Round 1 NFL Draft Telecast Delivers 4.8 Overnight Rating
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 27.

[04/28/17 - 07:32 AM]
Universal Pictures' "Fast & Furious" Franchise to Receive Generation Award at the "2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards"
"We are thrilled to celebrate the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and its global contribution to pop culture," said Amy Doyle, General Manager, MTV, VH1 and Logo.

[04/28/17 - 06:00 AM]
"Ellen"'s Coming-Out Episode, "The Puppy Episode: Parts 1 and 2," Streaming Now on the ABC App
This Sunday, April 30, is the 20th anniversary of the historic coming-out episode of the "Ellen" sitcom on ABC.

[04/27/17 - 03:01 PM]
BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
VH1 imports "Hit the Floor" and "The Breaks" will join fellow returning drama "The Quad."