Aired Saturday April 20, 8:00pm - 9:00pmon Yesterday

Great American Railroad Journeys

Series 4 Episode 2: Talkeetna to Juneau

Armed with his 1899 Appleton's Guidebook to Alaska, Michael Portillo rides the Alaska Railroad north to explore the remote former gold rush settlement of Talkeetna. Deep in the forest outside town, Michael gets a taste of the pioneering spirit of early 20th century prospectors and settlers from a modern day `homesteader' and helps fell a tree to clear land for a log cabin.

Documentary / Travel
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Cast and crew
  • Dave MinchinDirector
  • Michael PortilloHost