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  • MONSTER MOVES

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Meet the removal men with a difference. From a lighthouse to a steam locomotive, these teams take on the challenge of relocating massive monuments, overcoming huge hurdles in the process.

We start with Risky Rescue where a team moves an entire lighthouse off a cliff on Nantucket Island before the crumbling cliff gives way, and specialists relocate houses threatened by a mine collapse in a Swedish town. Then in 100 Tonne Train, a British team of haulers are appointed the job of taking a vintage steam locomotive from Bloemfontein in South Africa to Glasgow where it was originally built sixty years ago. With transport police ruling a truck incapable of lifting such a load the 600 miles to Durban port, the team needs to find an alternative plan.

Next Moving Ancient Egypt tells the story of one of the greatest mega moves of all time - the relocation of twenty of Egypt’s finest ancient temples, moved from the rising waters of the River Nile in the 1960s. To re-create the methods used, leading structural movers attempt to cut, lift and re-assemble a replica sandstone statue of Ramesses.

Blizzard Battle follows two teams of movers as they battle extreme weather to move two unwieldy wooden buildings – a colossal clubhouse in Manitoba and a historic farmhouse and barns in Virginia. Then in Snake Country the teams attempt to relocate a historic 300-tonne ranch in Texas and a two-storey dream home in Seattle.

Finally Hauling History finds movers hoping to haul two precious historic hulks to new sites. The 1,000 tone Murillo Hall has brick walls four layers thick and is extremely fragile, will it survive the move? And in Vancouver we witness the dismantling and transport of a Lockheed Lodestar plane across a highway.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Monster Moves: 100 Ton Train
    The longest haul ever featured in Monster Moves: an epic 7,000 mile journey to transport a 100-ton steam locomotive from South Africa to Scotland.
  • Monster Moves: Dream Homes
    Ian wants to move a house across land and sea. He is 6ft9inches and no house in his town is tall enough. Will his dream home survive the journey?
  • Monster Moves: Giant Wood Haul
    The task: Move two fragile wooden buildings - one over a snow & ice-encrusted mountain; the other across countryside in a race against stormy weather.
  • Monster Moves: Hauling History
    In Iowa, a team attempts to haul a 1,000 ton historic brick Hall through the middle of a bustling city; while in Canada, aircraft enthusiasts dismantle and move a vintage plane through Vancouver.
  • Monster Moves: Moving Ancient Egypt
    Rescued from the rising waters of the Nile River, 20 of Egypt's finest ancient temples - including the 900 tonne Amada temple - are relocated to safer ground in one of the greatest moves of all time.
  • Monster Moves: Risky Rescue
    Two teams of building movers attempt two remarkable rescue missions - hauling a lofty lighthouse off a crumbling cliff and moving a town falling into a mineshaft. On Nantucket Island in Massachusetts, we follow Jerry Matyiko of Expert House Movers relocate historic Sankaty Lighthouse away from the battered cliff edge. The lighthouse weighs over 400tons and is over 90ft tall. Can the team keep the building upright and level as it moves along a unique rail track to a safer location inland? While in Sweden we follow house mover Andreas Martensson relocate the homes in a mining town. With the mine underneath the town collapsing, Andreas is locked in a race against time to move the homes to safety before the arctic winter weather strikes.
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