Billy's adventure takes him into the jewel in the crown of America's rail network. Hurtling past jaw dropping vistas of land and sea – this is the West Coast and Pacific Ocean in all its cinematic glory. Beginning in Portland, Oregon with Farmer Tom, a prize winning vegetable farmer who has turned his green fingers to organic cannabis growing, next stop is the stunning California coast – home to a cacophonous elephant seal rookery - the largest in the world. Along the route Billy will hear the extraordinary tales of a real life hobo, who has been train hopping since the 1930's and he makes himself at home at Nitt Witt Ridge, one mans two-finger salute to architecture and town planning. From there, it's back on the train to the deserts of Arizona to meet the men and women on the frontline of US border control. Deep underground, Billy learns of America's biggest cold war secret and meets the former wing commander who literally had her finger on the button of ‘World War Three'. In El Paso, Texas Billy succumbs to the charms of an ‘exotico' luche libre wrestler and pays homage to the cowboy boot factory that made his beloved boots.
|Episode Title:||The West Coast and Pacific Ocean|
|Airs:||2016-04-08 at 21:00|