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  • MONSTER MOVES

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Join us for six new episodes of gargantuan proportions, showing how entire buildings are relocated by teams of specialists.

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 tonne 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.

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EPISODE GUIDE

  • Monster Moves: Risky Rescues
    Building movers attempt to rescue a lighthouse on the verge of falling into the sea and a whole town located above a collapsing mine shaft.
  • Monster Moves: Colossal Churches
    The Trinity Lutheran Church in Iowa and the iconic Crocker Church in Florida are both being relocated. Can the two teams dismantle, move and reassemble the structures without them falling apart?
  • Monster Moves: Risky Rescues
    Building movers attempt to rescue a lighthouse on the verge of falling into the sea and a whole town located above a collapsing mine shaft.
  • Monster Moves: Blizzard Battle
    A mammoth wooden building, a titanic tavern, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant and an entire farm complex. Can expert engineers move them all?
  • Monster Moves: Historic Homes
    In this adrenaline-packed engineering series, two teams race against time to relocate two huge historic homes: a stone farmhouse that weighs more than 400 tonnes and an enormous period home.
  • Monster Moves: Blizzard Battle
    A mammoth wooden building, a titanic tavern, an 8,000-square-foot restaurant and an entire farm complex. Can expert engineers move them all?
  • Monster Moves: Snake Country
    Newly-weds Tawny and Ian attempt to haul their Seattle home over land and sea and a Texan building collector relocates a huge 300-ton ranch.
  • Monster Moves: Massive Machines
    Two teams must overcome huge challenges in order to move two gigantic machines: a sunken aircraft trapped at the bottom of a lake and $40 million worth of train carriages for the London Underground.
  • Monster Moves: Snake Country
    Newly-weds Tawny and Ian attempt to haul their Seattle home over land and sea and a Texan building collector relocates a huge 300-ton ranch.
  • Monster Moves: 100 Tonne Train
    A team of engineers face a colossal challenge when they move a 100-ton steam train from Bloemfontein, South Africa to Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Monster Moves: Total Towns
    Two teams of building movers face the ultimate challenge as they race against time to relocate entire towns. Can they overcome the inevitable obstacles involved in such a mammoth move?
  • Monster Moves: 100 Tonne Train
    A team of engineers face a colossal challenge when they move a 100-ton steam train from Bloemfontein, South Africa to Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Monster Moves: Hauling History
    In Iowa, a team attempts to relocate a huge historic hall, and in Vancouver, aircraft enthusiasts dismantle and move a Lockheed Loadstar.
  • Monster Moves: Hauling History
    In Iowa, a team attempts to relocate a huge historic hall, and in Vancouver, aircraft enthusiasts dismantle and move a Lockheed Loadstar.
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