The hit PBS series Tracks Ahead has a unique appeal for train lovers of all ages. Now broadcast on more than 200 PBS stations across America, Japan, host Spencer Christian (formerly of ABC's Good Morning America fame) presents the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model trains and art.
In the season of Tracks Ahead you will see railroad prototypes, models, personalities and lore covering not only the railways and modelers of the past, but of the present and future. Explore everything involved with railroading, from model trains and museums to collectors and authors. The stories intrigue a variety of viewers, while walking a middle line between technical and general information.
Episodes Airing:Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad (December 15)
Tracks Ahead goes to Ohio to take a close look at a modern freight line that has it’s roots in the past. Visit a large public layout in northern Georgia, ride the rails to visit a logging museum in Wisconsin, and visit with a photographer who plies his trade late at night.
The Mollibahn (December 22)
Ride the route of royalty through the countryside and streets of northern Germany, visit a great O gauge club in New York, ride into the Kentucky hills, and stop for a concert on top of Colorado’s LaVeta pass.
FairPlex (December 29)
Visit a southern California railway historical society, as well as one of the oldest garden railroads in the country, enter the magic world of the Sunset Valley Oregon Railroad, visit a toy and train museum in Vermont’s scenic Quechee Gorge Village, and ride through New York’s Finger Lakes region.
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (January 5 2014)
Tracks Ahead goes to Arkansas, Home Of Wal-Mart, Tyson Chicken, and a combination freight passenger railroad. Meet a train collector whose displays only enhance his operating layouts, go to Kansas and ride behind a restored steam engine, and visit a piece of resurrected history in Nevada.
Adobe Mountain Railroad Park (January 12)
Visit one of the largest model railroad clubs in the country where you’ll find a gauge for everyone. Visit a mountain top in the Peach State where a husband and wife have built a dream layout, ride an Idaho rail line up the scenic gorge of the Payette River, and look in at a huge 7 and a half inch gauge railroad operation.
All Aboard for Tracks Ahead OnLine!