All over the world, there are trains carrying extraordinary loads. Some of these trains prevent the economic isolation of remote regions. Some bring together two countries or peoples while others brave the elements and travel hostile territory. Yet more carry dangerous materials or transport goods that are essential. These trains make a vital difference to the everyday lives of thousands of women and men while their loads bear witness to the past of the lands they cross.
Introducing the world’s most amazing freight trains, each episode explores a nation’s heart, culture and history.