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15 May 2018
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IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS,Courtesy of Science Channel

"Impossible Engineering: Extreme Railroads"
Premieres Thursday, May 17at 10 PM ET/PT on Science Channel
 
          Since their spectacular rise in the 19th century, railroads have been at the cutting edge of engineering and technology and that remains true, even today. IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS, shines a light on the world’s most extraordinary rail systems, including New York’s Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge, Japan’s Bullet Train and California’s Central Pacific Railroad. The series highlights the historic and modern breakthroughs of railroad production by telling the stories of bold pioneers and the science behind their incredible engineering feats. High-tech graphic animation will detail each transportation marvel and will look at the engineering challenges that each railway faces.
 
IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS
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IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING: EXTREME RAILROADS explores:
 
•  Incredible mountain railways that conquer vertiginous heights and offer breathtaking views, including Britain’s Snowdon Mountain Railway and California’s Central Pacific Railroad.
 
•  The need for speed and impossibly fast bullet trains, including Italy’s Red Arrow, New Mexico’s Holloman High Speed Test Track, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train, and more.
 
•  Astonishing railroads that connect urban jungles such as New York New Jersey Rail Car Float and Germany's Wuppertaler Schwebebahn.
 
•  The world’s most revolutionary rail bridges that pose some of the most difficult design challenges, including Staten Island’s Arthur Kill Bridge and Scotland’s Forth Bridge.
 
•  Railways that venture into the wild and cross frozen landscapes, dense jungles, and other challenging terrains such as California’s Goat Canyon Trestle and Thailand’s Kanchanaburi Death Railway.
 
•  Stunning tracks along waterways, such as Poland’s Elblag Canal and Indian’s Pamban Bridge.
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