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Tough Trains: The Transcontinental Railroad, USA

This episode takes on one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th Century - the Transcontinental Railroad. Intrepid traveler Zay Harding explores the rich history of railroads on this incredible 3, 000-mile journey across America. Traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific, through four time zones and 12 states, we experience some of the most epic landscapes and stunning scenery that North America has to offer. From the very earliest steam locomotives in the 1830s, railroads have fundamentally shaped the USA as we know it today, enabling trade, spreading ideas and facilitating mass migration and settlement across the country.

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Wild West: USA

In this Globe Trekker special, Zay Harding, Sami Sabiti, Holly Morris, Justine Shapiro and Ian Wright explore the extraordinary history of America's spectacular Wild West.

  • 2018-10-16T15:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

North East England

Incomprehensible dialects, terrible weather, a grim industrial backwater - these are phrases traditionally used to describe the Northern stretches of England. This Globe Trekker puts an end to the myth as we follow traveler Judith Jones through Yorkshire and Northumberland. Her journey begins in rural Suffolk, continues on to the university city of Cambridge, Sheffield, Bradford and York. Her journey concludes on a boat to the Farne Island, the ancient sanctuary of the monk Saint Cuthbert and a present sanctuary to the puffin.

  • 2018-10-23T15:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD