Lets Talk Trains

Lets Talk Trains


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Listeners of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's The Let's Talk Trains Show suggested we visit the Taltree Arboretum and Gardens Railroad Garden in Valparaiso, Ind. So for this week's show, we will check it out. We will learn from the professional gardeners and model railroaders about their railroad garden. We hope to learn more about the building of the garden, it's operation and what Taltree's visitors think about the layout. Join the conversation about model trains and gardening, the two most participated hobbies in the world.
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Happy National Train Day! Kansas City Nathan will host an open forum to give you, the listeners, the chance to call in. Also our regular guests will call in and talk about recent trips, chases, etc., and also recent railroad news. On May 8, 2010,... more

May Day! This week's show will be hosted by Nick Ozorak, creator of the Virtual Railroading series "At The Railyard". Nick will be joined by other members of the Virtual Railroading community to talk about the benefits of modeling in V-Scale... more

Noted steam entrepreneur Ross Rowland will be Bob and Elizabeth's guest on Let's Talk Trains. Ross has had a number of accomplishments with steam locomotives including founding the High Iron Company to restore mainline... more

Bob and Elizabeth Alkire travel to Portland to visit the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation. The discussion will include their efforts to find a new home in Portland for SP 4449, SP&S 700 and OR&N 197. Special guest will be Doyle... more

The first half of the show will be a discussion on the history of the Los Angeles Pacific Electric Red Car, with mention of Angeles Flight, National Train Day, and other news and call ins, including a possible call from the steam train engineer... more

The new editor of "This Week at Amtrak", an enewsletter journaling the decisions and insides of our national train service, Bill Lindley will be the featured guest. Phoamer Gene and AC Adam will hosting. Our regular callers will be here, and a... more

Bob and Elizabeth Alkire will continue the topic of rail art with artist Mitch Markovitz. Mr. Markovitz has done posters for the South Shore Line and the Chicago Elevated. His book "How to Draw and Paint Trains Like a Pro," was... more

Bob and Elizabeth Alkire chat with rail artist J. Craig Thorpe. The live chat is at railradio.com/lttchat. Join us by listening, chatting and calling in. The number is (646) 716-7106.

LIVE from SilverRails Country, LaPlata, Mo., Nathan of Kansas City will be hosting live at the Grand Opening of the SilverRails Gallery and Memorial Library. Please join us as we will have a number of special guest, possibly including... more

WE'RE BACK LIVE! Join Nathan of Kansas City as he host an Open Forum. We can discuss almost anything about trains. Please join us!
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