London – Pilot Productions, the producer of world-renowned travel and adventure programming, will be unveiling its latest production Tough Trains (6 x 52’) to buyers at MIPTV 2014.

Produced in high definition, Tough Trains takes viewers on some of the most epic and hard-core train journeys on the planet. Journeys such as the awesome and wild ride from the East coast of Africa to the West; the ambitious South American expedition from Corumba, Brazil (reputed to be a centre for smuggling and drug trafficking) on board the ‘Dead Train’ to the dusty frontier town of Santa Cruz, Bolivia; and to India where railways are not just a means of transport — they are a way of life carrying eleven million passengers every day.

Tough Trains

Each episode offers memorable rail journeys to some of the world’s most remote destinations. Trips that should take hours often take days, nights that should be spent in towns are spent on board, interminable delays, lack of timetables, incredible bribery escapes are all experiences from memorable rail journeys on some of the world’s most off-the-beaten-path destinations.

The series, currently in production, has already been sold to Travel Channel International and Voyage, France. Episodes include “From The Pantanal to the Pacific Coast”, “Africa’s Copper Trains”, “Ice Trains of Russia”, “India’s Most Crowded Trains”, “Vietnam: Disunity on the Reunification Express” and “Hard Trains of Madagascar”.