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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.
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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!
This week, Let's Talk Trains invites two different Railroad Museums to discuss their museums and their mission. The Georgia State Railroad museum will discuss their history and the future. The Houston Railroad Museum will discuss their plans for the future. Both museums will try and answer the perception of non railfans, calling some museums junkyards.
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