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The 25th Louisiana Railroad Festival in DeQuincy, Louisiana host this week's American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program.
The City of DeQuincy which observed the centennial of its incorporation in 2003, owes its existence to the railroads. The original townsite was laid out in 1896 and 1897 when the main line of the Kansas City Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad reached here.
Over the years the railroad -- the Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific Railroads -- have provided employment for several generations of DeQuincy residents and have been a mainstay of the local economy.
Before the coming of the Interstate system and better roads, DeQuincy was the hub for railroad travel, with several east-west and north-south passenger trains coming through each day. The passenger trains are gone now, but the city is still important in the railroad freight industry and continues to be a “railroad town.”
We invite everyone to come and help us celebrate our heritage and traditions as a railroad town; visit our beautiful Railroad Museum which was built in 1923 as the Kansas City Southern Depot, and which is recognized as one of the most attractive restored depots in the nation.
Join us live in person or live in the chatroom or by calling in to the show at 646-716-7106.
The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains travels to the University of Missouri-Saint Louis to visit the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library. Established in 1984 as a special collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library, the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library stands today as one of North America’s largest and finest railroad history collections. Named after the noted twentieth century railroad executive, John W. Barriger, III (1899-1976), whose collection forms its heart, the Library has grown to become a major resource for the history of railroad business and technology as well as for the study of railroading’s multidimensional influence on the American economy, society and culture. Join us as we tour one the world's greatest transportation libraries.
Since 2014 began, Scodde has been very busy recording numerous collaborations with Fast Life Entertainment as well as a few hooks with Underground Railroad’s Artist; Lil A. Scodde did a break out song titled “The Real” followed by another song, titled “Rent Due”. “The Real” and “Rent Due” quickly grabbed the attention of Coast2CoastMixTapes; “The Real” ranked #43 on The Indie Top 50 Volumes 261 and 262. “Rent Due” ranked #23 on Coast2CoastMixTapes Presents: #Next Up Mixtape Vol. 65 and ranked #24 on Coast2CoastMixTapes Presents: The Indie Top 50 Vol. 482.
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This week, the Let's Talk Trains host, ShuttletrainTED, visited the Memphis, Tenn. Railroad & Trolley Museum. We learn about how the railroad help shape the past and present Memphis. The Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum allows visitors to learn about railroading and what the future holds. ShuttletrainTED will speak with the regional round-up reporters and take a quick look at what is going on in Rochelle, Ill.
“THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD” Written by Leslie Gist & William Beasley The play has been a dream of Leslie’s for quite some time and now it is coming to fruition. Ms. Sherry Jackson, past foreman of The National Park Service asked Leslie to write a play about the Underground Railroad in a manner that kids could relate to. The theme is that kids in an Underground Railroad Safe House are going on a journey. This reading pulls the audience in as it covers two eras: the p
Join The Gist of Freedom, Thursday February 13th, as we welcome author Betty DeRamus, our guest for a special show in honor of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, ! Betty will talk about her first book, Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad, a collection of true stories about enslaved couples—and a few interracial ones—who took extraordinary steps to avoid being separated during the slavery era. Betty's book C
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.
Book Reading - William Still's 1871 The Underground Railroad
READING “THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD” PLAY Written by Leslie Gist & William Beasley The play has been a dream of Leslie’s for quite some time and now it is coming to fruition. Ms. Sherry Jackson, past foreman of The National Park Service asked Leslie to write a play about the Underground Railroad in a manner that kids could relate to. The theme is that kids in an Underground Railroad Safe House are going on a journey. This reading pulls the audience in as it covers tw
Lil A was born Garrettson AnJuan Duncan and was raised in a small neighborhood about 5 minutes from Memphis called Woodstock. Rapper, Lil A’s style and flow are based on creativity. Lil A was inspired by early Memphis music. Lil A played the saxophone as a young boy in Woodstock Middle School. Lil A’s Father Duane Duncan also known as Blasting Cap along with band member Kevin was an early music pioneer in the early 80's to late 90's and worked with artist such as 8 Ball & MJG & Al Capone.
This episode of The Forbidden Fruit will ask the question are you or were you ever in the Atheist or NonBeliever closet? Do you need a way out? How did you get out? Can the the Atheist Underground Railroad help you? Do you need to go back in? LOL Call in and lets have some fun with this! Call in line: 347-202-0492 Listen to achive shows at: www.blogtalkradio.com/theforbiddenfruit LIKe us at: www.facebook.com/theforbiddenfruitradioshow Follow us on Twitter: @TFFradioshow
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