Mighty Trains

Watch Mighty Trains

  • TV-G
  • 2017
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.6  (105)

Mighty Trains is a television series that premiered on the Smithsonian Channel in 2016. The show is presented by host Teddy Wilson and narrated by Peter Lontzek and Josh Lopez. Each episode of the show focuses on a different train and takes the viewers on a journey through the rich history and modern-day operations of the world's most iconic and fascinating trains.

The show offers a unique blend of history, technology, and breathtaking scenery that will capture the imagination of train enthusiasts and travel buffs alike. From the fastest and most advanced high-speed trains to the most scenic and luxurious long-distance ones, the show covers it all. The series covers dazzling trains from around the world, such as Italy's iconic leaning tower of Pisa, the best of the UK's great trains, to Japan's bullet trains that have clocked 200mph.

The show covers a range of themes from the history of train travel to the operations of modern trains. Each episode of the show focuses on a different train or train journey, providing viewers with an up-close look at the train's construction, operation, and the places and people it connects. The show explores the technology of trains, including their design, engineering, and all the intricate parts that make them run, such as steam engines, diesel engines, and electric motors.

The show takes viewers on a journey through the train's route, offering an opportunity to explore new places and cultures. Mighty Trains shows the viewer both the scenic views outside the train's window and the environments inside the train, including the interiors of first-class and presidential suites, dining cars, and various other parts of the train. Along the way, the host of the show, Teddy Wilson, shares interesting historical and cultural facts related to the train and its destinations.

One of the standout strengths of the show is its focus on the people behind the trains. Each episode introduces the viewer to the train's operators, engineers, conductors, and many other people who are responsible for keeping the trains moving seamlessly. The show explores the jobs, stories, and daily routines of these employees and the passion they have for their work.

Mighty Trains appeals to both history and train enthusiasts as well as fans of travel show. It is a must-watch for anyone interested in the technological marvels that trains are, the history of rail transportation, and the role of trains in connecting communities, cultures, and economies. With stunning visuals, engaging storytelling, and insightful commentary, this show is sure to inspire viewers' sense of adventure and wonder.

In conclusion, Mighty Trains is a captivating show that explores the history, operations, and people behind the world's most iconic trains. Hosted by Teddy Wilson, with narration by Peter Lontzek and Josh Lopez, the show takes the viewer on a journey through the train's construction, operation, and the places and people it connects. This show is a must-watch for anyone interested in trains, travel, and the role of this iconic mode of transportation in shaping the world we live in today.

Mighty Trains is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on September 3, 2017.

Mighty Trains
Filter by Source

Coastal Pacific
6. Coastal Pacific
August 29, 2021
Hop aboard New Zealand's Coastal Pacific on its triumphant return after a massive earthquake shut it down for two years.
Reunification Express
5. Reunification Express
August 22, 2021
Vietnam's Reunification Express is an iconic symbol of reconciliation, a train that connects a nation once ravaged by war via a thrilling, thousand-mile rail expedition. Join host Teddy Wilson for this three-day adventure, from the densely populated city of Hanoi, across the demilitarized zone that once divided the country, to the legendary Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon. Enjoy the stunning views with passengers, then watch as the crew battles through multiple challenges to deliver the experience of a lifetime for its riders.
Belgrade to Bar Railway
4. Belgrade to Bar Railway
August 15, 2021
Take a ride from the capital of Serbia to the beaches of Montenegro aboard the rugged Belgrade to Bar train.
Seven Stars
3. Seven Stars
July 25, 2021
Enjoy 5-star meals, accommodations, and excursions on a luxury tour through Kyushu's volcanoes, hot springs, and more.
Transcantábrico Clásico
2. Transcantábrico Clásico
July 18, 2021
Witness spectacular scenery and excursions as we ride Northern Spain's luxury tourist train Transcantábrico Clásico.
Tren Turistico
1. Tren Turistico
July 11, 2021
The legendary tourist train Tren Turistico operates only nine times a year but it delivers an incredible high for thrill-seekers who take the ride. This railway is the highest in the western hemisphere, clawing up the Peruvian Andes and charging through 69 tunnels and over 58 bridges on its journey from Lima to Huancayo. Experience this heart-racing rail expedition through the eyes of both its passengers and its brave crew, who confront danger throughout the trip in order to deliver the rare experience of viewing a world just below the clouds.
Where to Watch Mighty Trains
Mighty Trains is available for streaming on the Smithsonian Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mighty Trains on demand at Paramount+, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 3, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (105)