In this episode of’ Extreme Trains’, the crew does the 1700 mile journey from Council Bluffs, IA to Sacramento, CA in 37 hours. Union Pacific has the most powerful locomotives in the world; three of which are needed to haul 150 cars of freight through rugged land, snow storms and the High Sierras. Along the way, there’s a stop at the largest rail yard in the world at North Platte, NE and a fascinating trip to the world’s largest repair shop.
If you are interested in in massive machines and engineering marvels, you won’t want to miss any of this. (44:30)