Combat Trains: EPISODE 8

Secrets and Lies

In times of war, whoever controlled the rails had a distinct advantage, but sometimes, disrupting the railways would prove just as vital. We revisit stories of locomotive espionage and sabotage that helped shape modern history. See how Thomas Lawrence became a war hero, and Hollywood celebrity, using his pioneering guerrilla warfare against the railways of the Ottoman Empire. We also examine hidden trainspotters in Belgium, as well as a secret buried under Grand Central Station in New York City.