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  • 02:01

    Railroads: How the Media, Congress and Unions view them.

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    On this week's program, we will take a look at how our nation's railroad's are viewed by the media, legislators and the unions. With the recent tragic crash outside Philadelphia, PA and reports that followed, we will talk with some people that deal with those areas, and how they interpret what is happening and what should be happening. 

  • 01:10

    Railroads and the Fire Service

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    St. Louis City Fire Department Ali Shahriary

  • 02:01

    LTT On The Road: TrainFest Day One

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    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

  • 02:01

    LTT On The Road: McComb Mississippi Railroad Museum

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    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. 

  • 00:54

    A Visit With Ken Patterson

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    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.

  • 00:42

    The Vicksburg Campaign And The Importance Of The Railroad

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    During our Mississippi swing, we stopped off and discovered that the Vicksburg National Military Park had a railroad running through it, and has since before the war.  So I asked the National Park staff if we could do a follow up inerview. What I learned was amazing, just as the spot in the park that overlooked the railroad. Join us for this week's program.

  • 00:33

    A Quick Visit To The Chatham, Illinois Railroad Museum

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    If you have ever traveled through the Springfield, Illinois area recently, you probably missed a great little railroad museum, just south of Springfield. The town of Chatham, Illinois has preserved their Chicago and Alton depot. The depot sits next to the Amtrak/UP line that runs from Chicago to St. Louis. The line is getting an upgrade to 110 mph for the higher speed program. 

    The museum is a great example of what can be done, when like minded people come together and preserve history.


  • 02:01

    Carson's Corner with The Election Boycott Advocates.

    in Politics Progressive

    On this episode of Carson's Corner with the Election Boycott Advocates, Bernie Sanders has been compared to Jeremy Corbyn, the newly elected Labour Party leader in the U.K.; however, as Election Boycott Advocate Christopher Alan Driscoll points out, there is a world of difference between the two: Corbyn is a life long socialist, a supporter of nationalization of banks, energy and railroads, and strengthening the National Health Service... also, he is staunchly anti-war, unlike Sanders, and the chairman of the Stop the War Coalition, the largest and most popular peace group in Britain. Are the Bernie Bots trying to pull the wool over our eyes?

    Plus, we'll address President Putin's response to the Obama administration's accusation of sending troops to Syria, the recent GOP debate, and the Chinese economy and stock markets and what that means for our economy.

  • 01:29

    Peonage (The Slavery that never goes away.)

    in Entertainment

    After the U.S. Civil War, the South passed "Black Codes", laws that tried to control freed black slaves. Vagrancy laws were included in these Black Codes. Homeless or even unemployed African Americans who were between jobs, most of whom were former slaves were arrested and fined as vagrants. Usually lacking the resources to pay the fine, the "vagrant" was sent to county labor or hired out to a private employer. The authorities also tried to restrict the movement of freedmen between rural areas and cities, to between towns. Under such laws, local officials arbitrarily arrested tens of thousands of freedmen and charged them with fines and court costs of their cases. White merchants, farmers, and business owners could pay their debts and the prisoner had to work off the debt. Prisoners were leased as laborers to owners and operators of coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations, with the revenues for their labor going to the states. Government officials leased imprisoned blacks and whites to small town entrepreneurs, provincial farmers, and dozens of corporations looking for cheap labor. Their labor was repeatedly bought and sold for decades after the official abolition of American slavery. It seems like the more things change the more they stay the same.

    Join Zaiyah and Uptown as they discuss this and other important topics on this weeks editions of Zaiyah's House

  • 02:01

    St. Louis' Little Railroads

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    This week's APRHF's Let's Talk Trains show will focus on St. Louis's little known railroads. ShuttletrainTED will talk with the Wabash, Frisco and Pacific in Glencoe, Missouri, the St. Louis Live Steamers in Eureka, Missouri, the St. Louis Zooline Railroad in the world's third best zoo, St. Louis Zoo, even the Six Flags Railroad staff may stop by. ShuttletrainTED will visit with Operation Lifesaver representatives about their current campaign in reducing train accidents and deaths. All that and our weekly roundup reporters will check inwith us. Join us by calling in at: 646-716-7106. The chatroom will be online during the show as well: www.letstalktrains.com/chat  Let's Go Railfanning.

  • 02:01

    National Park Service and It's Railroads

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    Join us for this historic event. ShuttletrainTED has worked with the US National Park Service to bring together five of the National Parks that have railroad as a part of their parks. We will learn about the history of the railroads in the US National Parks, and current offerings at the parks as well as what the future holds for these US National Parks. Join ShuttletrainTED, Live from Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, PA. You can also participate in the chatroom during the show at: www.letstalktrains.com/chat. There be no call in feature during this Special Podcast.