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The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains travels to the 2014 Railroad Passenger Car Alliance convention in Branson, Missouri this week. We will learn what the Alliance does for Passenger Car Owners and what it means for the railfan.
Founded in 1982, the Railroad Passenger Car Alliance was created as a resource to owners and operators of privately owned railroad passenger equipment. The primary goal was to coordinate efforts for pooling their equipment for mainline steam excursions. The popularity of the organization quickly grew and today includes over 400 members.
As mainline steam excursions ceased, the organization changed the mission statement to include promoting the preservation and operation of historic railroad equipment, addressing the issues facing equipment owners and working with the nation's railroads and Amtrak to facilitate the operation and movement of member's passenger cars.
Today R.P.C.A. is a growing and forward thinking organization led by a Board of Directors who are railroad industry professionals, and are capable of thinking outside the box. Dedicated to preserving a unique and enjoyable mode of transportation.
On this episode of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's "The Let's Talk Trains Show," we visit with the editor of the White River Production's Passenger Train Journal, Mike Schafer.
Mike is a well known railroad photographer, travelled all over the U.S. and Canada. Mike has written books about railroads and the people that work with railroad.
Mike starts off with a recap of his railroad passion, We discuss different Amtrak/Via passenger routes. Mike describes how an issue comes together.
Join us for this prerecorded program.
Join me as I share a journey on went on in May 2015 from Toronto to Atlanta.
I took a drive from the Toronto to Buffalo and it began a trip that was full of twist and turns and lots of great experiences
Planes, Train and Automobiles and two hotels
If you see the movie of the same name with Steve Martin and John Candy you definitely enjoy this story!
Get a paper and pen and prepare to take some notes...
Since the movie Polar Express, Christams trains modeled on the Polar Express have become almost as big as Thomas for museum fund raising efforts. Not just museums, but shortline railroads and even some Class I's have joined the effort. Bob and Elizabeth will talk about many of these activities on Saturday's show. In addition to talking about many of these trains, we'd like to hear about what is taking place in various parts of the country. Please call us with your activities at 646-716-7106 or join us on the web at www.letstalktrains.com. The show starts at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern.
The APRHF Let's Talk Trains Show will be attending the America's Largest Operational Model Train Show:TrainFest. We will be broadcasting LIVE from Noon to 2 p.m.from the exhibition floor. We wil get to talk to the show director and several exhibitors. We will have a jammed packed two hour show. You can call in and ask quetions of our guests at 646.716.7106
The APRHF Let's Talk Trains Show will be attending the America's Largest Operational Model Train Show: TrainFest. We will be broadcast LIVE from Noon to 2 p.m. from the exhibition floor. We will talk to show director and several exhibitors. We will have a jammed packed two hour show. You can call in and ask quetions of our guests at 646.716.7106
The youngest engineer to ever operate an Amtrak train over Donner Pass visits the American Passenger Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program. Jonathan Dockins and his mom Dee Dee, stop by to talk about their adventure and how it all came to be, They will lead us through the trip of a lifetime. We will also find out what has happened since coming back home to the Jackson, Missouri area. Join us by calling in and asking questions to Engineer Dockins at 646-716-7106.
From his South Saint Louis County home on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River and the railroad that runs along it. We check in with Ken Patterson. Ken is world famous for his modeling scenery skills and his photograpghy. His pictures have graced several magizine covers, and inside catalogs. Ken has a way of photograpghy that make observers wonder if it is a real live scene or just one that he created.
Ken has been around model trains most of his life. He discovered that there was money to be made in the hobby and he took off looking into developing a career. Hear what makes Ken tick, this time on APRHF's Let's Talk Trains.
On this edition of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains, we will discuss the role model trains play at Christmas. Model Trains have been a part of Christmas as long most of us can remember. From going to the local department store window to the President's park, Model trains can be found in lots of places. Please join us as we wander around the country with Christmas trains.
Let's discuss the ramifications of this passenger after he tried to open the door that he thought was the bathroom. join the show at 10:00am. Call (818)301-5834.
On this episode, we head south for our annual Mississippi visit. This time, we pull into McComb, Mississippi. The town of McComb is home to the McComb Railroad Museum. The town owes it's beginnings to the railroads, as do many of Mississippi towns. The McComb Railroad Museum is housed in the current Amtrak Station and has a vast collection of railroad artifacts and some rolling stock.
We visit with McComb's vice-mayor, about what the railroad and the railroad museum currently means to the area. We will also find out how he personally supports the museum. Then we visit with the museum's director, Winnie Howell. Ms. Howell will educate us on why she decided to save the depot and the town's railroad history. Several of the museum's volunteers will stop by to tell us what resoration projects they are working on.
Amtrak's Area Station Manager will closeout the episode to talk the role Amtrak plays in the town.
Join us for a information packed show.
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