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Anyone remember this show? I seem to remember the intro having the train-car traveling amongst some barren mountainous terrain. I seem to remember that each section of the car-train had a different purpose, like the medical car, and the weapons car, etc.

And that's about all I can remember. I don't think it ran for more than a season, possibly not even completing a full season.

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Was this animated? Live Action? In English? Any details you can provide will help. – K-H-W Mar 4 '14 at 3:39
Hey guys... this was clearly a story-ident question, even if the new user didn't know to tag it that way. Cool it with the VTC, it's uncalled for. – John O Mar 4 '14 at 4:07
@JohnO VtC: duplicate is valid for story-identification as well, as far as I know (although not entirely uncontroversial). I don't know if that was the original reason for the V'stC, though. – SQB May 28 '14 at 10:24
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Ark II - TV Series - Vehicle Pic 01

Here's a guess: Ark II

Three young scientists travel around the country in the 25th century after the world has been ravaged by pollution. In their hi-tech RV, the titular Ark II, they study the land and help out those in need.

Ark II - TV Series - Vehicle Pic 02

Go here and here for more details, episode guides and pics. Watch a making-of documentary here.

Note: If it isn't "Ark II" either, could you try and describe the show a little further? For example, what did the cast/crew look like? What was the colour of the vehicle? Any extra information would be really useful!

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I'm thinking yours is the correct answer... the asker mentioned jumpsuits. Good answer. – John O Mar 4 '14 at 15:05
@John - Actually, "The Highwayman" was my first pick :-) But with the additional info, yeah, "Ark II" might be the one. Have my doubts though. I mean, how does one forget a talking chimpanzee? – rumandwrite Mar 4 '14 at 15:28
This was a punishingly bad show. – Chris B. Behrens Jul 8 '15 at 20:39

This is almost certainly The Highwayman. It was another cheesy Glen Larson series from the late 1980s or so, and depicted two quasi-law enforcement officers who drove trailer trucks that (I kid you not) could convert into helicopters. One of them had this ridiculous Australian accent, but I am uncertain if this was just acting or if he was someone famous from that continent or whatever.

I don't think it lasted a full season.

Here is an image I dug up on Google to confirm it:

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It was live-action. It was on US television, and I don't remember any accents, so I am guessing it was American. I've been googling for a while now, and the closest thing I came up with is the "Mammoth Car" from Speed Racer. It was very much like that, except not animated. At least I think that's what I remember. I saw "The Highwayman" in my Google searches, and I don't think that's what it was. This is driving me nuts. Making me question my sanity and my memory. LOL! – David Mar 4 '14 at 4:10
It was only the one actor with the accent... like I said, it was a Larson show (Battlestar, Knight Rider). This is it. Go watch one and you'll be convinced. – John O Mar 4 '14 at 4:13
Oh snap, I remember that show! Well I never watched it but I recall it being made fun of somewhere along with Manimal (which I've also never seen... man, maybe I should watch those shows). – 22nd Century Fza Mar 4 '14 at 4:38
@22ndCenturyFza This was about on the level of Manimal... even as a 13 yr old it seemed kind of stupid. A science-fiction-starved 13 yr old. – John O Mar 4 '14 at 4:47
Yeah. I'm pretty sure that's not it. I seem to remember the occupants of the "mammoth car" were a crew, not a single guy. And they were less "Mad Max" and more futuristic jump-suit kinda garments. shrug Regardless, thanks for the link. :) – David Mar 4 '14 at 6:14

Yet another possibility:

Terrahawks Overlander

This is the Overlander from Terrahawks. It's function is "an automated all-terrain vehicle similar to a rail-free train with multiple, articulated sections that brings supplies to Hawknest." (Wikipedia)

This image is from David Sisson's page - a man who restored the original model.

In your question, you mention multiple sections, which the Overlander had. And you mention mountainous terrain - which was exactly the terrain on which the Overlander drove.

See if the vehicle in this video looks familiar:

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I remember exactly that TV Show and still looking for it. The Train was actually composed of a pickup truck that connected to the trailer and could be removed to use just as a normal vehicle. Think the main character was someone like Dolph Lundgren and i believe he was from the future and used to hide the trailer so no one could see it (kinda in a back to the future way..) any suggestions on what this could be? Any help would be much appreciated, definitely not Ark II or other suggestions here...

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Upvoted. Partial answers need love too :-) – Valorum Jul 8 '15 at 20:52

Could you be thinking of Damnation Alley? Although produced and released as a theatrical movie, it made its way to TV fairly quickly. IIRC, the TV version was broadcast in two parts, making it feel like a mini-series.

Practically another star of the show, the "Landmaster" was a custom-built articulated vehicle with a very unique wheel arrangement - the three-wheel clusters could rotate to climb over large obstacles. The Landmaster was actually built full-scale and driveable, having a working drivetrain.

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As for the "specialized sections", could you be thinking of the movie "The Core"?

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I think you might have a few shows mixed up but I believe I have your answer. I believe that you are referring to the second season of the Highwayman where they added the actor Mark Alexander "Jacko" Jackson who was a former Australian rules football player.

He had a different-styled (1/2-height) tractor that could separate, unlike the tractor that actor, Sam Jones drove that had a helicopter that separated. Here is a photo of Jacko's tractor-trailer:

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