An eight-part History™series EXTREME TRAINS , hosted by train conductor Matt Bown, "reveals the incredible inner workings and past lives of the amazing locomotives that haul huge loads across the nation and deliver passengers to their destinations. With unparalleled access to the trains, and shot in gorgeous High Definition, the series shows the huge part trains have played in shaping American history – and how trains are vital to American life today."
– The History Channel
The Ice Cold Express show was taped at various locations between southeastern Oregon and Pocatello, Idaho. The show featuring UP's steam locomotive No. 844, and its crew was taped in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Denver. The Transcontinental show was taped at various locations between Omaha, Neb./Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Sacramento, Calif.; including North Platte, Neb., Salt Lake City, Truckee, Calif., and Roseville, Calif.