Railroad Australia goes behind the scenes to meet the kings of the Australian Outback; the longest and heaviest trains in the world.
Whether it be a two kilometre-long freight monster or a super sleek long-distance ‘hotel on-wheels’, trains are crucial to Australia’s biggest industries and the very survival of many remote communities.
With unprecedented access, Railroad Australia goes behind the scenes to discover train drivers, crews and track maintenance teams on extremely tough, incredibly demanding and spectacular journeys.
To ensure the safety of passengers and goods, railway workers face crocodiles, high tides, severe tropical conditions, steep inclines and sharp curves. They work day and night to keep millions of dollars of iron ore and tourists on the tracks.
In a wild frontier of extremes - blistering heat and ferocious tropical storms; and across distances the equivalent of large European countries, these trains take freight and passengers across the unhospitable terrain.
Railroad Australia discovers just what it takes to transport ever-growing numbers of passengers and crucial resources across one of the most extreme and hostile places on the planet.