Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting television adaptation.
Did You Know?
The train consists of 1001 cars with a total length of 10 miles (16 km). Assuming the majority of the cars are the same length (as indicated by the exterior shots of the train), most cars are around 15 metres long, which seems very short compared the standard length of around 25 metres in the US (as of 2020). However the 10 miles might just be an estimate by the tail passengers, and in the real world the general rule is that the faster the train, the shorter the cars. See more
Railroad tracks require regular maintenance. There is nobody repairing the rails since humanity has frozen to death in the series. The train would pretty quickly derail on faulty tracks, no matter how technologically advanced the train is. See more
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