2021 03 06 11 00
(AKA Monster Moves) Heavy Hauler Jeremy Patterson faces the titanic task of hauling one of America’s largest and most famous steamships, the SS President, almost 100 miles across sea and land in St Louis. His original plan - to haul the 100metre long ship on a bed of over 80 wheels by road - is thwarted when it proves impossible to pull the Steamship out of the Mississippi river. This leaves him with the enormous challenge of slicing and dicing the precious ship into smaller pieces using blow-torches and cranes. Strong gusts make the task of craning each section of the ship to the ground difficult. The move goes from bad to worse when winter blizzards arrive, slowing the operation down. Once all the pieces make it to the town of St Elmo, Jeremy must re-assemble the giant jigsaw puzzle in the middle of the town’s square for display. Can he get all the pieces of the supersize steamship back together in the right place?
2021 03 06 12 00
(AKA Monster Moves) A team of movers attempt to haul an historic American landmark to a new location. In Salem, Massachusetts, America’s leading mansion mover, Jerry Matyiko, attempts to shatter records with the biggest building move of the year. He faces the task of lifting and moving a 1,200-ton church over 100-metres to a new site where it will be redeveloped into a Law Library. The brick structure is extremely weak and contains a vast auditorium that could cave in during the move if unsupported.
2021 03 13 11 00
(AKA Monster Moves) A team of British engineers attempts to move an historic Canberra jet bomber over 400km from Coventry to Newquay in Cornwall for a private collector. The vintage aircraft needs to be restored before it can fly again and so must travel by truck half way across England. Too large to be moved in one piece, this film follows the team attempt to dismantle the Canberra into many pieces for its treacherous road trip. The job proves to be a huge challenge, as the aircraft must remain airworthy after it has been re-assembled. To fit the bomber onto a convoy of trucks, the team must disconnect the fuselage, wings and tail. They must build a support cradle for each component so they don’t knock or roll about on route while also being able to squeeze through narrow roads and low obstacles on the way. The journey is fraught with problems from rainstorms to traffic-jammed roads. Following a painstaking reconstruction process in Newquay, will this classic aircraft survive the journey to fly again?
2021 03 13 12 00
Join two teams of engineers racing against time to relocate two, super-tall, top heavy Towers. In Manitoba, Canada, fearless tower king Harold Minty has to shift five, 200 foot tall grain towers 20 miles, over a mountain frozen with ice and snow to a new farm. It's a rollercoaster ride as he fights his way through a vicious snowstorm, battling to stop this towering steel super-convoy from slipping off a snowy cliff edge. Meanwhile at London's Heathrow Airport in England, a team of international engineers have to dodge aircraft, passengers and their luggage, racing against time to move a gleaming, state of the art Air Traffic Control Tower across the world's busiest runway into position in a brand new terminal. Find out how they narrowly avoid a lightning storm that threatens to strike the glass tower down in transit, and precision park it onto its new foundations.
2021 03 20 11 00
In this action packed hour of Mega Moves, two teams of engineers race against the clock to relocate two fragile, super-heavy, Mansions. The odds are stacked against America’s top building movers Jerry Matyiko and Joe Jakubik as they attempt to relocate the ornate, 150 year old three-storey Varsity Hall to a new lot in Charlottesville, Virginia. The bricks are disintegrating, the walls are creeping away from the floors, and the woodwork has been eaten by termites! Will it survive a nail-biting journey downhill intact? On Vancouver Island, Darren and Tanya Daigle along with their four kids and Nova the dog visit a housing lot in search of a brand new home. After much deliberation, they buy a stunning nine-bedroom, three storey Victorian mansion. It’s down to heavy hauling brothers Jeremy and Alan Nickel to deliver the house to their farm. Crammed with precious features, will the Daigle’s dream home survive an epic 190 mile journey by land and ocean intact?
2021 03 20 12 00
Two teams of daring father and son building movers move two super-long loads. In Nebraska two of America's longest locomotives come off the rails for a perilous journey through tight city streets to the top of a hill. While in the middle of the New Mexico desert, another team move a railroad station 2 miles by sawing it in two. The big question is....will it fit back together again?