Great American Railway Journeys “New Haven, Connecticut, to Mount Washington, New Hampshire” 21 June 2022: Tuesday on BBC Four
Armed with his Appleton’s guide, Michael Portillo’s rail voyage goes river deep and mountain high as he continues his journey through Connecticut and heads north through the scenic New England states. In New Haven, a crash course in rowing takes place on a stretch of water where college teams from Yale and Harvard have battled for victory since 1852.
Making tracks north to Vermont, Michael experiences 19th-century rural farm life, when its green pastures were grazed by imported dairy herds from the Isle of Jersey and made it the butter capital of the world. Journey’s end is in New Hampshire, where Michael ascends the steep slopes of Mount Washington aboard the world’s first mountain climbing cog railway, at whose summit an extraordinary weather station has been recording the mountain’s famously extreme weather since 1870.
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About Great American Railway Journeys
Great Railway Journeys is a BBC documentary series presented by Michael Portillo, a former Conservative MP and Cabinet Minister who was instrumental in saving the Settle to Carlisle line from closure in 1989 (Wikipedia).
This show is broadcast on BBC Two, also known as the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Latest Episodes of Great American Railway Journeys
- Great American Railway Journeys “New Haven, Connecticut, to Mount Washington, New Hampshire” 21 June 2022: Tuesday on BBC Four
- Great American Railway Journeys “Providence, Rhode Island, to New London, Connecticut” 20 June 2022: Monday on BBC Four
- Great American Railway Journeys “Plymouth to Nantucket” 16 June 2022: Thursday on BBC Four
- Great American Railway Journeys “Boston to Concord, Massachusetts” 15 June 2022: Wednesday on BBC Four
- Great American Railway Journeys “Boston” 14 June 2022: Tuesday on BBC Four