London-based prodco Windfall Films, part of Argonon Group, is producing the factual series Train Truckers for UKTV’s Yesterday channel.
The six-part series follows a family-run crew of heavy-haulage specialists as they transport the heaviest, longest and most precious locomotives around the world by road, rail and sea.
Train Truckers uses CGI recreations and archival footage to explore the history of the locomotives themselves and how they’re built, restored and transported.
The 6 x 60-minute series is made by Windfall Films. Carlo Massarella is executive producer for Windfall, with James Coldwell serving as series producer and director. TCB Media Rights retain distribution rights. Daniel Thomas, acquisitions manager, brokered the deal on behalf of UKTV.
“This action-packed series explores great engineering feats, epic railway routes and heritage around the world — through the entertaining adventures of transport specialist crew as they take on each challenging mission,” said Massarella, EP and CEO of Windfall, in a statement.
“The history, engineering and logistics featured in Train Truckers combines some of the most popular elements of a Yesterday program,” added Thomas. “How these incredible trains are transported is fascinating and we’re confident Yesterday viewers will enjoy the journey.”