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Watch 'Railroad Alaska' Special On Thanksgiving Because You'll Be Asleep Anyway

Car Rental & Rail | Gabe Zaldivar | November 23, 2015

Watch 'Railroad Alaska' Special On Thanksgiving Because You'll Be Asleep Anyway

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This week our railroad romp takes us to Alaska for a train ride that promises to take the somnambulance of a turkey dinner to a whole new level.

Each week we like to take you on a virtual tour of various railroad excursions across the nation and beyond, recently highlighting those holiday adventures you might already have on your radar.

Seeing as how a great many of you will be stuck indoors at the tail end of the week, chewing on a turkey sandwich between strained gasps of labored breathing, we thought it apropos to keep things to the living room.

In walks through the door Destination America with exactly the kind of programming that is perfect for this time of year: “Railroad Alaska: Real Time Ride.”

It’s a five-hour train excursion through Alaska from the point of view of the train. Consider this the anti-Michael Bay movie, replacing explosions and captivating moments for the wonderful tedium of a train trip you aren’t actually taking.

Here’s a glimpse:

The network explains in detail: “The five-hour, real-time train ride through Alaska's frozen wilderness on board the Alaska Railroad provides the sights and sounds, mile by mile, of an epic journey through America's frozen frontier.”

Consider this the November version of staring at a yule log for a few hours.

And it really is the perfect kind of television fare for a Thanksgiving nap, so consider DVR-ing this scintillating trip. You can doze off, wake up and doze off again without the worry that you are missing one single thing. Win meet win.

After Destination America is done putting the nation to sleep as it barely wakes up, it will then show a marathon for its show with actual human beings, “Railroad Alaska.”

Entertainment Weekly has a breakdown of what you crazy kids will get to watch aboard this virtual locomotive: “Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride chronicles the quotidian journey of a train as it serenely cruises from Talkeetna to Healy along a 500-mile stretch of Last Frontier wilderness, passing through Denali National Park and other peaceful parts of our 49th state. Save for the occasional excitement of a bridge or tunnel or passenger drop-off or pictureseque canyon, you will see nothing but snowscape.”

The fun starts at 9 .m. ET on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, on Destination America.

Now if you don’t happen to get the network, consider sitting in front of the oven and watching the turkey cook.

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