Episode 1 - Bear Attack

Off gridder Ron Hudson and his daughter Ashley face a bear attack

Episode 2 - Mountain Danger

In a remote homestead near Curry, Offgridder Dan Mawhinney is in a race to airlift his stranded snow machine out of the frozen tundra

Episode 3 -Collision Course

Overnight a snow storm has dumped 20 inches of snow on Alaska Railroad’s Anchorage headquarters, threatening to shut down the entire railroad operation

Episode 4 - into the Avalanche Zone

After heavy snowfall in the Chugach Mountains, Railroad section-chief, Bruce Gough is forced to bring out the big guns

Episode 5 - The Big Freeze

The ice storm has also wreaked havoc on the railroad, leaving track crews struggling to keep the trains rolling

Episode 6 - Ice Hell

On the railroad, an arctic storm has pummelled the tracks up and down the line

Episode 7 -A Bridge Too Far

On the railroad an emergency crew battle to clear blocked bridges, to make way for a shipment of military equipment worth two million dollars

Episode 8 - Earth Quake

In central Alaska, a magnitude-4.2 earthquake is causing mayhem on the railroad

Episode 9 - Ice Attack

The entire railroad is on high alert, Freight crew George, Bill and Wanda must race equipment and bulldozers north to protect the tracks from the onslaught

Episode 10 - The Train From Hell

It’s spring in Alaska, and the warm weather brings a new set of challenges for the off grid homesteaders, as they carry out essential repairs and tend their land

Episode 4 - into the Avalanche Zone

Offgrid homesteaders are fighting nature’s wrath, tooth and nail. In Talkeetna, Josh and Annie urgently need to move their cabin away from a rapidly rising river.  But moving an entire cabin is fraught with danger, and the battle is on to save their home as they haul it up the riverbank. While near the remote outpost of Healy Ron Hudson, and daughter Ashley are in a race to replace a leaking roof before a snowstorm strikes, with disastrous results.

On the railroad, a deadly avalanche threatens to derail a crucial delivery of mining equipment. After heavy snowfall in the Chugach Mountains, Railroad section-chief, Bruce Gough is forced to bring out the big guns, a 105mm howitzer with military grade explosives to trigger man made avalanches along the track. These preventative avalanches dislodge excess snow, and will stop a deadly natural avalanche from hitting the on coming train. But Bruce and his team are seriously under pressure as the freight crew power their mile and a half train North from the Port of Whittier through the mountains to Anchorage, Bruce needs to ensure that the tracks are clear and that the crew and the train is out of danger, but can he make it in time?

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