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Great American Railroad Journeys



Great American Railroad Journeys


Season 2

Saturdays from 7 July - 5.30pm Channel 073

Michael Portillo returns to America to continue his railroad adventures. Over the course of the series, Michael travels the largest rail network in the world using his 1879 Appleton’s General Guide to help him to understand the America of today. Series two sees Michael make two epic journeys. Beginning in St Louis, Missouri, the Gateway to the West, he travels more than 1,200 miles to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. In his second journey, he follows the Mississippi river from the Twin Cities of the northern state of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St Paul, to Memphis, Tennessee, in the Deep South.