An avalanche warning in the Rockies threatens to derail one of Canadian Pacific’s most important $50 million-dollar loads

Bridge Over Hell Creek

Will the Ontario Northland Railroad overcome freezing temps to deliver junior first nations hockey players to a tournament

Tunnel to Hell

Train crews in the Rockies must haul their 15,000 ton grain train through Winter’s worst storm, battling blizzards and dangerous descents through ice-encrusted tunnels to make their delivery on time

Deadly Washout

A spike in the temperature sends Rocky Mountain Rail crews scrambling as mudslides and washouts threaten to close this vital lifeline


Lethal rockslides and broken track threaten Canadian Pacific’s longest and heaviest train

Record Breaking Haul

Canadian Pacific freight crews take on their most challenging load of the season hauling a 210 tonne reactor on an epic cross country journey

Perfect Storm

The Ontario Northland Railway is reuniting a drumming group for an important Powwow ceremony

The Longest Journey

A challenging bridge overhaul and a dangerous nighttime track replacement threaten to derail Canadian Pacific Railways epic journey to mark Canada’s 150th birthday

The Series

Rocky Mountain Railroad follows the resilient crews who battle ferocious weather and treacherous terrain to keep Canada’s critical freight and passenger trains rolling during the winter months. It’s a perilous journey through the icy mountain wilderness on the country’s most extreme railway. 

The historic Canadian Pacific Railroad is the sprawling steel ribbon that links the country from coast to coast. Shutting down is not an option, and it’s in the coldest frost bitten months that the network stands up as a feat of modern engineering. These though crews face the constant threat of deadly avalanches, monster icicles, rockslides and dangerous wildlife, to do whatever it takes to keep these critical life lines running. 

Whilst in Canada's frozen north we follow the Ontario Northland Railway, one of the last flag stop railways in Canada who provide a critical lifeline to some of the Canada’s most remote First Nation communities. 

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