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This edition of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains Podcast we talk to a Railroader that has retired and is now one of the biggest railfans in Chicago, John Green of Greenrail1 productions on YouTube has worked for the American Association of Railroads (twice), the Union Pacific, Wisconsin Central and retired from Canadian National as a Senior Manager. John will talk about his experiences in the wide variety of positions he has held. After moving on down the line, John will entertain us with a few of his railfan stories.
The Mid-Missouri Railfan Facebook group invited the APRHF's Let''s Talk Trains to it's first ever meet-up in Morrison, Missouri along the Union Pacifc's Jefferson City Sub. A double tracksubdivision in East Central Missouri. Coal trains, Intermodal, Grain Trains pass by. We will meet a few and find out what they like best about railfanning.
Join us for a very topical program.
This week, on the APRHF's Let's Talk Trains Show, we welcome the Executive Director of Missouri Operation Lifesaver, Rick Mooney.
With all the press about Bravo Network's "Work Out" star, Greg Plitt---who was killed while trespassing on the right-of-way, shooting a commercial for an energy drink---and the recent influx of trespassing injuries and deaths in the media, such as when professional photographers take unsuspecting clients to get Senior Photos or modeling photo shoots. This brings to mind what WE all can do to educate the public on how dangerous the tracks are. We will discuss ways that we---as railfans/model railroaders/rail-buffs---can help spread the word on railroad safety and ways to help end these tragic events, for all those who are involved.
To lighten up the mood, during the Second Half of the show, APRHF President Bob Cox and Kansas City Nathan discuss modeling Amtrak passenger trains throughout the years. Bob & KC Nathan will talk about the different ways to model the American passenger rail service, from it's very beginnings to the present day. Since Bob is the station caretaker at the LaPlata, Mo. Amtrak Station, who else would be better than to talk about this!?!
Be sure to join us, on Facebook, Twitter, and as always the chatroom on LetsTalkTrains.com.
This week we travel to Corinth, Mississippi for a prerecorded episode. We learn about the city from the Mayor and Convention & Visitor Bureau Director. The Corinth Crossroads Museum Director stops by with to fill us in on what the museum has to offer visitors and railfans. SInce it was the Anniversary of the Battle of Corinth, the National Park Service's Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center was a must and we talk with a staff member about it's role in telling the story of the battle and why the railroads in the area made it was so important.
This week our old pal Conductor Nicolas returns to explore an interesting topic. Why do some people choose to live life as railroaders while others are content to go about life as railfans? Be sure to join this fascinating conversation during the live show on Saturday August 27 from 10 to Noon Pacific Time. All Aboard!!!
As a direct request from many listeners requests, this time on Let's Talk Trains sponsored by the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation, we discuss the Fostoria Iron Triangle Park in Fostoria, Ohio. The railfan viewing area opened last November to great reviews. We will hear from civic leaders and rail supporters on why Fostoria. Have you been there, if so call in and give your opinion.
Your host this week is Skip Waters, organizer of the 9th Annual "24 Hours @ Saginaw" 2014, a 24 hour railwatching event sponsored by the North Texas Chapter, NRHS. Joining us will be local guests attending "24 Hours @ Saginaw" as they share the fun activities happening at the Saginaw Chamber depot in Saginaw, Texas. We will also have Steve Allen Goen of Wichita Falls, Texas join us to discuss his recent DVD release on the A&M Railroad and what it took to document the ALCO's on the line. Speaking of the A&M, that is also the site of the NRHS National Convention in a few weeks with LTT host ShuttleTrain Ted. Lots to hear and talk about. Join us and our regular callers at 10:00 AM Pacific, 12:00 Noon Central Time. The call in telephone number is 646-716-7106
On our last “On The Road Segment” of 2013, we visit the railroad town of Jackson, not Mississippi but the other Jackson located in the State of Tennessee.
We visit with the Mayor to Jackson, Tenn. to find out about Jackson and what they are doing to make railfans and their citizens interested in rail tourism. We also chat with the Casey Jones Village and Museum director, then travel across town to visit with the city’s Park and Recreation Director, who’s department owns the NC&STL railroad depot. The museum director will also be on hand to describe the exhibits.
Plus, our usual band of regional reporters keeping us up-to-date on happenings around the country.
Join us won’t you?
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's the Let's Talk Trains Show visits with an old friend this week, Amtrak Media Relations Manager, Marc Magliari. After Marc brings us up to track speed, we will visit with the Twin City Model Railroad Museum.
During the whole second hour will be talking about the Minnesota Transportation Museum.
Join us as we continue to learn about what is available for railfans of all ages.
Join us as we find out what made a group on railfans gather toegether and then have the City of Folkston build a railwatching platform and welcomes railfans with open arms. we will also have our regular round-up reports.
The show contains pre-recorded segments.
This week, join Kansas City Nathan, as we will welcome Robert and Kandace Tabern to the show, in a pre-recorded interview, after completing the inaugural run of the Trails & Rails program on Amtrak's Southwest Chief between Chicago Union Station and the LaPlata, Mo. Robert, who is the Chicago Coordinator for this Trails and Rails Group, will tell us about the history of the Trails & Rails Program, as well as talking about what it took to start the current Chicago-LaPlata, Mo. project, to coordinate with the National Parks Service & Amtrak, as well as gathering the information between Chicago and LaPlata, which will be presented to riders on the Southwest Chief. Kandace will tell us about the Junior Ranger program for children riding the train. And last, but not least, Robert tells us about a very special occasion which took place on a train which would make many railfans jealous! Be sure to join us! ALL ABOARD!
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