Tracks Ahead Season 8, was released in October 2011 to the Southeastern
Wisconsin market. The series should be available nationwide after
January 1, 2012. As
with the previous three seasons, it is in high
definition, with digital 5.1 surround sound. The 13 part
segments from Germany, Russia, and all around the United
Tracks Ahead started in 1989, with four seasons in regular 4x3 NTSC
television. The first high definition series was season 5,
released in 2003. Season 6 was released in 2006, and Season 7 in
2009. Each series is available on your local Public TV station, with a formidable lineup
of features for railroading novices as well as experts. The series is available to all
PBS stations in high definition and digital 5.1 surround sound, and in regular letterboxed TV.
If you don't see it, contact your local PBS affiliate and ask about the series.
A new season is in the works, under the tutelage of a new producer and
director. Please stay tuned for additional information.
Please note that this website may disappear, as the old producer, tired
and stooped with age after 20+ years of train chasing, has
less involvement with the project.
I do hope that you have enjoyed Tracks Ahead since it's inception in
1989. It has been rewarding and a lot of fun to present this
material. I know that I have certainly enjoyed traveling around
the world and being able to share those "train" stories has only
enhanced by pleasure in the project.
As always, the magazine-style series explores every aspect of the railroads of the
world. You'll see railroad prototypes, models, personalities and lore covering not only the
railways and modelers of the past, but of the present and future.
Does your station carry Tracks Ahead? Check
View preliminary rough cut