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Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad is returning to operation. Western Forest Industries Museum Executive Director Bethan Maher shares her vision of reopening the railroad, how it can represent the history of the Pacific Northwest, and why it’s important to so many people. Learn more about the relaunch on their new website. Related Episodes Saving the La…
 
We are “trading spaces” with the California State Railroad Museum’s “The Roundhouse Crosstalk Podcast” by featuring their episode on noted railroad photographers Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg. Tony Reevy, author of “The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg,” discusses their impact on railroad photography and publishing and how th…
 
How does one use railroading in meaningful ways to make people happy and strengthen communities? Ken Marty, President of West Coast Railroaders Group, discusses how his company uses speeder cars for everything from fire suppression to partnering with the Make a Wish Foundation to provide children with unforgettable experiences. Related Episodes Por…
 
The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train is a premiere dining experience in New Hampshire. Owners Ali and Michael French are here to describe the experience of dining on rails, explain how they prepare meals on the train itself, and share why they enjoy being in the business. You can learn more about the Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train here. Related Episodes Pr…
 
Port Jervis NY will soon be home to the Port Jervis Transportation History Center. Carolyn Hoffman, President of Operation Toy Train, discusses this new site, what it means for rail preservation in the region, and what you can expect to see at their upcoming launch event! To learn more about the Port Jervis Transportation History Center, visit thei…
 
What does it take to create an entire musical album on a train? Musician and composer Cheryl B. Engelhardt created her latest album “The Passenger” on a cross-country Amtrak adventure and shares her process with us. Learn more about Cheryl and her music here. Related Episodes Wick Moorman – Amtrak CEO Amtrak and its Heritage Question of the Day Wha…
 
We talk with Kelly Lynch about his involvement in Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Headwaters Jct., and FMW Solutions, along with the importance of inclusivity and looking out for others. Related Episode Joliet Rocket Nickel Plate 765 Adventure Question of the Day What makes you feel part of a team in a railroad organization? Let me know and…
 
Photo by Dr. Robin Coombes. Dr. Robin Coombes returns to the podcast to discuss earning his Ph. D in Railway Heritage from the University of Birmingham and the thesis he developed as part of his program. He shares the successes and shortcomings of rail preservation in the UK and what he believes is necessary to solidify its future. Check out the ne…
 
A rare auto carrier caboose from the Auto-Train is in danger of being scrapped. FLAIRR President Mark Frazier explains how his organization is campaigning to save the car and transport it from California to Florida. Learn more about how you can save this car: https://flairr.org/ Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, share this episode with at least one pers…
 
The Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway is one of the sole-surviving “Maine Two Foot” railroads. Director of Marketing & Visitor Interaction Coordinator Stephen Piwowarski discusses the restoration of the railway, their current projects, and what has led to their successes. Train photos available for print: https://streamlinermedia.com/store …
 
In its first two months on the market, Railroads Online has generated a great deal of interest for its multiplayer gameplay, mixture of business management and operations, and focus on steam and narrow gauge railroading. We talk to the developers of this new game about their process and how they would like to expand its capabilities. Railroads Onli…
 
Mike O’Donnell, composer for Thomas & Friends, joins us to discuss how he became involved with the TV series, his process for developing music that would fit the characters, collaborating with Junior Campbell, and what the legacy of the show means to him. Listen to Part 2 to hear more about the legacy of Thomas’ music and find out the Question of t…
 
What happens when a group of guys get together and say “We should build a Pennsylvania Railroad T1 from scratch”? General Manager Jason Johnson walks us through the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad T1 Trust project, the selection of the type of locomotive, and what it will take to get it running. Related Episodes Pennsylvania Railroad K4 Restor…
 
N&W 611 rests between runs in the yard at the Strasburg Rail Road. Come along for the ride as we visit N&W 611 during its 2021 visit to the Strasburg Rail Road. We’ll interview crew members regarding the operation of the locomotive and experience the sights and sounds of the engine as it rolls through the Lancaster countryside. This episode is spon…
 
Photo provided by Rick Kfoury. Steamtown National Historic Site is well known today, but what led to its creation? Who was F. Nelson Blount, and what exactly was his vision? Rick Kfoury, author of “Steam Trains of Yesteryear: The Monadnock, Steamtown & Northern Story”, shares this unique history with us, debunks myths, and draws parallels between r…
 
It’s time for those of us in rail preservation to put an end to sexism. Host Nick Ozorak released a survey for women to anonymously share their stories of sexism, harassment, and discrimination. We hear from these women, and Nick shares his thoughts on why fighting this ongoing systemic issue matters to the future of the industry. Survey Results Pa…
 
What does passenger rail advocacy require? We talk with Christopher Parker, Executive Director of Vermont Rail Action Network, about what is helping passenger rail expand in Vermont and how the ‘hybrid’ Budd Cars of AllEarth Rail may be part of that future. Related Episodes: Amtrak and its Heritage Amtrak CEO Wick Moorman Question of the Day What c…
 
The Railroaders Memorial Museum in Altoona PA has announced that they are initiating a campaign to restore Pennsylvania Railroad K4s #1361 to operation. Join us as we attend the press conference and ask Wick Moorman and FMW Solutions President Davidson Ward your questions! Learn more about the Railroaders Memorial Museum and Wick Moorman from our p…
 
The Wisconsin Great Northern is restoring the Mark Twain Zephyr trainset, but there’s more to this operation than meets the eye. Director of Passenger Development Robert Tabern and CMO Nick Turinetti talk about this historic trainset, the railroad’s freight and car storage business, their Bed & Breakfast trains, and other pieces of equipment the ra…
 
What is LARP, and what does it have to do with rail preservation? Claus Raasted, an experienced organizer of Live Action Role Playing events, discusses what it is and how it “places you inside a movie”. He shares the history of the Fairweather Manor event which created a Downton Abbey-like world for a weekend for its participants, and why this coul…
 
Scott Jarrett became the Chief Mechanical Officer of the Cincinnati Scenic Railway while under the age of 30. He reflects on his journey which includes time with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Train and Amtrak. He shares what makes Cincinnati Scenic Railway a special operation and what is needed to be taken seriously in rail preservat…
 
God’s Wonderful Railway is a BBC TV series that tells the history of a Great Western Railway branch line through the perspective of children who lived and worked in each era. Avril Rowlands, the author and screenwriter for the series, joins us to discuss how the show is still impactful over 40 years after it originally aired and what goes into the …
 
Photo by Hillary Hess. The Lincoln Funeral Train returns to the podcast. General Superintendent Steve Torrico discusses the plans for this new railroad showcasing the Leviathan steam locomotive and how these replicas showcase 1860s railroad technology. Related Episodes David Kloke & Lincoln Funeral Car Steam into History Question of the Day What in…
 
Rail historian Steve Patterson explains the history of the Ski Train, a Colorado railroad legacy. We’re celebrating the train’s 80th Anniversary with Railfan and Railroad Magazine. Related Episodes CVSR Observation Car Adventure Iowa Pacific Hoosier State Question of the Day What is your favorite Holiday Train? Let me know and I will respond to you…
 
Photos courtesy of Dutch Dutch Goose. What makes a tourist railroad or museum appealing to the general public? Elizabeth Newcamp, family blogger at Dutch Dutch Goose, shares stories about her family’s experiences with train travel and her Top 5 tips for tourist railroads and museums. Consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. Related Episodes The …
 
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