Premiering its first episode in 1990, Tracks Ahead has aired nearly 125 shows, highlighting thousands of miles of tracks from all corners of the globe. Hundreds of visits to model train layouts in personal basements and garages, dozens of stops at museums, historically significant rail sites and train attractions and countless interviews with interesting, talented, artistic and visionary railroad experts.
Tracks Ahead is a favorite among train enthusiasts because it gives rail fanatics a chance to visit exotic rail destinations they may only read or dream about. Tracks Ahead presents the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model trains, scenic rail journeys and art. It also appeals to the staunch "railheads" as the program also features the technical aspect of trains and layouts.
Hosted by Spencer Christian, the Milwaukee PBS series is broadcast on more than 200 PBS stations across the country.
In 2012, Pulz was named Senior Producer of Tracks Ahead. Since joining Milwaukee PBS in 1988, his credits have included producing and/or directing popular series such as Gardern Paths, Great Lakes Gardener, Wisconsin Paw and Beak, Interchange, Smith and Company, Business of Wisconsin as well as numerous specials and documentaries.
Pulz also serves as Program Coordinator for Television Instruction at the Milwaukee Area Technical College, and has been the Executive Producer for student-produced programming on Milwaukee PBS since 2006.
Over 25 years ago, David Baule co-created Tracks Ahead and he has served as a producer on the series ever since. To recognize the quarter-century that Baule has brought Tracks Ahead to train fans episode after episode, season 9 features Baule's favorite segments from throughout the series' history. The Classic Trax segment is woven through each new episode and takes long-time viewers and new rail fans on trips to ride trains from Argentina to Japan, and visit legendary personalities, incredible layouts and inspiring train stories.