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Jun 27th
300a

Colossal Churches

In Manning, Iowa, we follow the remarkable cross-country trek of Trinity Church. Over years, the church’s congregation has shrunk from three hundred to just thirteen. The parishioners decide to disband the church but save the building. Topped with a steeple one hundred foot tall, can mid-West building mover Ron Holland haul the pristine structure twelve miles across rolling hills in one piece? In an astonishing finale to the move, a forty strong choir lead it up the hill to its new resting place. While in Sarasota, Florida we follow structural mover Brett Johnson and his sons dis-assemble the iconic Crocker Church to move though the crammed downtown streets. Can the team dismantle the church’s fragile steeple for the move without it falling apart?
Jun 27th
400a

Massive Machines

In Britain we follow the exploits of heavy hauler Alf Arnold who faces the unenviable task of moving £20million worth of brand new rolling stock 200 miles across the UK’s treacherous roads for London Underground’s Waterloo & City Line. Once the trains reach the city, he has to thread each of the twenty carriages down through a narrow hole in the road in the correct order and line them up on the track below. Can Alf’s team deliver the pristine trains onto the tracks without a single scratch? In Manitoba, Canada, we chart the emotional journey of husband and wife wreck chasers Pat Madden and Annette Spaulding as they attempt to lift a long lost aircraft off the bottom of a Lake. Can the team haul the aircraft out of the water before winter strikes?
Jun 27th
500a

Total Towns

On Vancouver Island, Canada a team of engineers attempt to build and move a series of giant Floating Mansions. The aquatic villas are part of a unique floating town. But can they haul the 85-ton luxury homes through 200 miles of rough seas from the construction site to their moorings without them sailing off course? We follow the flotilla of homes move through the eyes of British couple Ken and Deanna Stratford who buy one of them. Watching their house suspended on steel ropes hanging from a crane and plunging into the water proves nerve wracking. “Look, our house is just hanging from a thread”, says Ken to Deanna who replies “It’s the story of our marriage”. While in Denver, Colorado we exclusively reveal how one of the state’s leading skyscraper designers is turning vertical construction methods horizontal to build, move and assemble an entire town of homes in record time by building the world’s first house factory.
Jul 4th
300a

Risky Rescues

(AKA Monster Moves) Two teams of building movers attempt two remarkable rescue missions – hauling a lofty lighthouse off a crumbling cliff and moving a town falling into a mineshaft.
Jul 4th
400a

Giant Wood Haul

(AKA Monster Moves) Two teams of building movers attempt to move two colossal and fragile wooden buildings. In Manitoba, Canada’s leading heavy hauler Harold Minty attempts to relocate a titanic tavern 37km over a mountain encrusted in snow and ice. Pembina Crossing is a vast, 8000 sq. ft. timber frame country tavern nestled within the rolling hills of Pembina Valley Manitoba, Canada. When word got out that the massive building was for sale, it offered a glimmer of hope for the Minnewasta Golf & Country Club in Manitoba. The course is in desperate need of a new clubhouse. Club member Chris Worley says of the current clubhouse “the place bangs when the dishwasher upstairs is turned off. Literally the clubhouse shakes”.
Jul 4th
500a

Hauling History

(AKA Monster Moves) Two teams of movers attempt to haul two huge historic hulks to new locations. In Des Moines, Iowa, we follow house hauler Jeremy Patterson attempt to relocate the largest structure to be moved anywhere in the world this year – the immense 700-ton Victorian Revival Murillo Hall. This enormous structure needs hauling 1km right through the middle of bustling Des Moines city.
Jul 11th
300a

100 Ton Train

(AKA Monster Moves) A team of British engineers face the longest haul ever featured in Huge Moves: an epic 7,000 mile journey by road, rail and sea to transport a vintage, 100 ton steam locomotive from Bloemfontein in the heart of South Africa to Glasgow, Scotland.
Jul 11th
400a

Dream Homes

(AKA Monster Moves) Two teams of building movers attempt to haul two huge homes to new gardens. In Texas, we follow building collector Adam Wooley piece together a historic ‘time that town forgot’. His dream is to move a 200-ton stone Mansion into his unique village for his 66-year old mother to live in for her retirement. We follow his fraught attempt to haul the historic mansion across Texas’ Great Plains battling snakes and storms. In an astonishing closing scene, he wraps up the Mansion in a giant red bow to present to his mother as a surprise. What will she make of this ultimate gift? While in Seattle, newly-weds Tawny and Ian Wilson attempt to move a period house into the city across land and sea. Ian is 6ft9inches tall. No house in the town he lives in has ceilings tall enough for him to live in comfortably. Will their dream dwelling survive the journey intact?
Jul 11th
500a

Moving Ancient Egypt

(AKA Monster Moves) This special edition of the series tells the story of the greatest mega move of all time – the relocation of twenty of Egypt’s finest ancient temples, moved from the rising waters of the River Nile in the 1960’s. This epic relocation project is on a scale unseen since the time of the ancient Egyptians themselves.