2019 09 18 15 00
Travel back to the golden age of railroads in this episode when a small town in the state of Washington is determined to save its cherished train depot from the wrecking ball. But time and Mother Nature have taken their toll on the aging structure. Will the old depot once again welcome tourists to the town of Morton? Meanwhile, in two Texan cities, we move two unique locomotives using two different methods--one used for more than 150 years, and another that's on the cutting edge of technology. Watch how these giant locomotives roll again for the first time in 50 years.
2019 09 18 16 00
Lost & Found
Mega Movers are called upon to lift two hidden treasures out of obscurity. In Pennsylvania movers must lift an entire historic1938 diner out of a building that has covered it for more than 50 years. But moving the cherished landmark unscathed will pose quite a challenge for everyone involved. Meanwhile, a determined mining historian must rescue a gigantic 1923 steam shovel that has been hidden high up in the Colorado Rockies. Will 30 years of sludge and the rugged terrain stop this move before it even begins?
2019 09 25 15 00
In America's heartland, few structures are as iconic as the country barn and the local church. In Nebraska, Mega Movers will attempt to transport an historic Gothic horse barn to a new farm. Working in sub-zero temperatures they'll have to maneuver the massive structure through 26 miles of extremely narrow unpaved country roads to reach their destination. And in Texas, a 115-year-old church will have to be cut into five pieces before being relocated to a new spot 2 miles away. Will the workers be able to reassemble this cherished chapel and preserve it for future congregations?
2019 09 25 16 00
Whether it's at the top of a towering skyscraper or at the bottom of the ocean, if it's got to be moved, the Mega Movers are always up to the challenge. In this episode, we look at two very different moves in two extreme environments. In California, Mega Movers must disassemble and move a tower crane that soars 36-stories high in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. And in Florida, they battle the elements to preserve a hurricane-ravaged beach by moving 4 million cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor to the coastline. See the unique methods and tools that these movers use to get the job done.
2019 10 02 15 00
Perils In Paradise
When it comes to working in extreme environments Mega Movers are ready. In this episode we travel from Hawaii to North Carolina where Mega Movers confront two different working conditions that both are considered danger zones. In Hawaii an old plantation house is moved deep into a rain forest on the edge of an active volcano. In North Carolina a crew battles a flooded field packed with tree stumps to move a pre Civil War farmhouse. You will see the ways pros who know the conditions get the job done.
2019 10 02 16 00
When it comes to moving giant structures, few moves are as impressive as those that take place at sea. These types of moves require a unique set of techniques and tools as well as careful, detailed planning. In Canada, a team of engineers will attempt to move a gigantic 702-ton ship-loading device from the coast of Vancouver to a small mining island 70 miles away. Meanwhile, off the coast of Virginia, Mega Movers will try to save an endangered island house by loading the entire structure onto a barge and sailing 5 miles to the mainland. But there is little margin for error in this chaotic environment, requiring all of the skill and ingenuity that the movers can muster
2019 10 09 15 00
Bridges move people and cargo daily, but what happens when the bridge itself needs to be moved? In this episode, we see how two very different bridges are moved--using two very different methods. In Missouri, local bridge preservationists attempt to transport a 137-ton railroad bridge right through the heart of downtown Kansas City. And in Iowa, the National Guard rallies to save a 129-year-old bridge using one of the most modern mega-moving tools available: a Chinook Helicopter. Will our Mega Movers succeed in preserving these beloved bridges for future pedestrians to use?
2019 10 09 16 00
From the Earth to the moon and beyond, NASA has made some of the most spectacular Mega Moves in history. They have the option to transport huge cargo through a route unavailable to most movers: the air. In Florida, the crew of one of the world's most unusual looking airplanes will move a piece of the International Space Station to a facility in Alabama. And in Colorado, NASA will use one of Russia's largest cargo jets to transport sections of the Atlas satellite rocket for an upcoming launch. Do these engineers have the right stuff to get the job done?
2019 10 16 15 00
Army Mega Moves
War inspires ingenuity... some of the greatest battles have been won or lost based on the work of Mega Movers. In 218 B.C. the Mega Movers' tool was 37 elephants that transported men and cargo across the Alps, ensuring victory for Hannibal at the Battle of Trebbia. And in 1944, at D-Day, the battle turned on the work of military Mega Movers who built two massive harbors in just two weeks. It's not only on the battlefield where the military has earned their Mega Mover stripes but also during times of crisis. October 8, 2005 - Pakistan is hit by a major earthquake. With the death-toll climbing, aid is desperately needed to prevent thousands more from dying. In one of the fastest mobilizations of Army helicopters ever used for relief, four CH-47 choppers were loaded into two mammoth C-5 Galaxy cargo planes and flown from Hawaii to Pakistan, delivering life-saving supplies to thousands of refugees.
2019 10 16 16 00
Really Big Bridges
Bridges have been pushed, airlifted and taken apart but can one of the world's longest and most famous suspension bridges be moved if it had to? Experts say San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge can be relocated and they'll show us how. And in Rhode Island Mega Movers are challenged when they take on the job to haul the world's widest network-arched bridge 15 miles up river and set in place.