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New TRACKS AHEAD Explores Famed Trans-Siberian Railroad

January 11, 2012


A two-week journey through Russia over the more than 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railroad on the luxurious Golden Eagle train will be featured on Milwaukee Public Television's TRACKS AHEAD, Saturday, Jan. 21, at 5:30 p.m. on MPTV HD 10.1.

The episode, which will be repeated Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8 p.m. on MPTV HD 10.1, has been added to the current TRACKS AHEAD program line-up as a special feature for fans of the long-running series.

The program chronicles the train's progress through the capital of Mongolia, a 1,000 year-old city on the Volga River, villages near the world's largest freshwater lake, Moscow, and a variety of other interesting destinations. The Trans-Siberian tracks connect the far eastern port city of Vladivostok with Moscow, stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific and forming a vital link between Russia's vast regions.

The journey also introduces viewers to the Golden Eagle, a Russian luxury train launched in 2007. It has 21 carriage cars including a kitchen car with two chefs serving two dining cars, a lounge car, and many other amenities. Tour guides provide educational lectures and answer travelers' questions.

Now in its eighth season, TRACKS AHEAD presents the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model trains, scenic rail journeys, and art. Hosted by Spencer Christian, the MPTV series is broadcast on more than 200 PBS stations. David Baule is the producer.

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