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  • 02:00

    Show-Me Central NMRA Preview and Railfan Turned Railroader Scott Nauert

    in Hobbies

    This week, in advance of our visit to the Show-Me Central NMRA Covention in June, we visit with Brad Slone who describes what makes the Convention so interesting, and how the model railroading hobby is growing in the midwest.  During the second hour of the program, we visit with a railfan who's passion for railroads and it's place in United States history, decided to become a railroader. Scott Nauert is continuing the time honored tradition that railroaders of days gone by, have lived by for so many years.Scott has documeted several branch lines abandonments  Mr. Nauert is currently an engineer with a short line serving a Mississipi River Port. He still finds time to railfan and take some great pictures. railroader that encourages future railroaders. 

  • 01:42

    Railfanning in the Modern Age

    in Hobbies

    With the recent events that have taken place in Boston, this past week, our hobby of railfanning is, again, under the magnifying glass by the general public and local authorities.
    This week, Kansas City Nathan, hosts as we talk about the hobby of railfanning, different website and tools we use and have an open the phone lines for a discussion about the events the past week and what we can do to help promote our hobby and not fall victim to misunderstanding.
    ALL ABOARD!!!

  • 01:58

    Along The Right Of Way on Lets Talk Trains

    in Hobbies

    Have you ever set out to watch, photograph, video trains and just happen to stop somewhere along the right-of-way, and find a special place that someone created, for themselves or the non-railfan that has a model railroad running? During the last couple of months, we have and we will tell you about some of them on this week's American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program. Let's discover some interesting places.

  • 02:05

    Railroading of All Genres & Sizes

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    This week, Kansas City Nathan is back behind the mic, as we talk about happening in the world of model railroading, railfanning, Silver Rails Country and last but not least the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation. He will be broadcasting the show from the Depot Inn & Suites, located in Silver Rails Country, centered in LaPlata, Mo.


    First off, we will check in with our Regional Roundup Correspondents from around the country, and we will talk about major railroad-related news items. Then, Nathan will discuss the recent N-Scale Enthusiast National Convention, which was held in Roanoke, Va., between June 24th and 27th, after being able to talk to a lot of the hobby's major manufacturers, as well as the up-and-coming companies in the model railroad industry; plus all the things he got to experience while in Virginia--which should be on each railfan's "Railfan Bucket List."


    Next, we will discuss happenings in the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, including updates on the facilities, what you the loyal listerners could do to help and volunteer, as well as the different programs that the APRHF supports, including the popular National Parks Services' Trails & Rails program between Chicago, Ill. and LaPlata. 


    We will then welcome Tom Anderson, of Silver Rails Vineyards LLC, Silver Rails Country's newest feature to the show. We will be talking about wine & railroads and how they go hand-in-hand, both in LaPlata & Silver Rails Country, and throughout the United States. If everything works out according to plan, we may even have a couple of other guests who have railroad-themed wines, from a vineyard 20 miles south of LaPlata, in Macon, Mo. 


    We will have a interesting show, and we would like to invite you to join in the live discussion! Be sure to call in to ask your questions, present your opinions, and talk trains!


    ALL ABOARD!!!

  • 02:00

    The Amazing Chris Guenzler Revisits The NRHS Arkansas Convention & Other Trips

    in Travel

    This week the Amazing Chris Guenzler talks about trips he has taken from 10/24/2013 to 622/2014. He covers both train riding and railfanning trips.  He takes you from California to Oklahoma to Tennessesse to Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas where the NRHS 2014 Convention in Springdale was held on this show telling you about all of his new places and rail adventures. You will learn a lot from listening to this show. Please  join us for an informative programon what Chris Guenzler does..

  • 00:30

    IRTS 4-13-12 "Alabama Railfanning"

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    Today we'll speak with Will Hawley, a railfan from the great state of Alabama to discuss what Alabama offers for railfans. Shortlines, major carriers, hotsposts and more!

  • 00:30

    IRTS 2-10-12 "Railfanning & YouTube"

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    Today on the Illinois Railfan Talkshow! John Crisanti of Front Range Video Productions and "Basic" Bill Meier.
    Today, I'll be interviewing John Crisanti concerning his production channel and his DVD he is cuurently selling. Mr. Crisanti specializes in the BNSF in Colorado.
    Also on will be the man you all know as "Basic Bill". Basic Bill is coming on to share with us why he uses such unique angles and multiple cameras to make hus shots truly stunning.
    You, the listeners, asked for this interview, and we delivered.
    Don't miss it.

  • 02:01

    Where is Your Favorite Railfanning Spot and Why?

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    This week the Amazing Chris Guenzler wants to know your favorite Railfanning Location and why.There are many fantastic railfanning spots here in North America and Chris wants to know which ones you like best. Chris can say Cajon Pass, Feather River  Canyon, Tehachapi Loop, Columbia Gorge, Fraser River Canyon, Curtis Hill, Flint Hills, BNSF Needles Sub Horseshoe Curve, Sand  Patch,  La Plata, Rochelle, Blue Island, Porter and many more,. Which ones do you like?  Join us for a very interesting  and educational show.

  • 02:00

    Railfanning 24/7/365

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    This week, TPNet Nathan is hosting this week's show. This weeks topic is railfanning 24/7/365, in any weather, season, or time--we will be talking about railfan websites, videos--both professional and amature--and other things railfans can do when we are unable to be along the right-of-way.

  • 01:58

    What are your railfanning plans for 2012? on Lets Talk Trains

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    Happy Holidays! This Saturday, we want to know---what are your railfanning plans in 2012?---as our good friend, Skip Waters, will be hosting The Let’s Talk Trains Show.
     
    Are some of your plans include the NRHS Convention in Iowa, going to Steam Town in Pennsylvania, or taking a trip via Amtrak or VIA Rail, in Canada? Any last minute railfan/railroad items on your wish list from your friends, family, or Santa?
     
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  • 02:00

    Why Do We Do It?

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    Nick Ozorak (At The Railyard, www.attherailyard.com) examines why we do what we do:  what got us into railfanning?  What aspects of it do we enjoy the most?  How can we continue to connect with it and balance it with our lives as a whole?  This will be an open discussion.  If you've never called in before, now is a great time to share your railfanning experience!