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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.
Your host is Skip Waters, organizer of the 10th Annual "24 Hours @ Saginaw" 2015, a 24 hour railwatching event sponsored by the North Texas Chapter, NRHS. Joining us will be local guests attending "24 Hours @ Saginaw" as we share the fun and exciting activities happening at the Saginaw Chamber of Commerce depot in Saginaw, Texas. 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
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.
Just like "24 Hours @ Saginaw" we are attending "12 Hours @ Temple" for NATIONAL TRAIN DAY! A 12 hour extravaganza railwatching event to be held in Temple, Texas on the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum grounds. It's also the Amtrak Station. There is a lot planned when attending this event, Let's Talk Trains plans to share as much as we can for the short 2 hours we are there. Listen in or better yet, come join us for some real rail fun! And don't forget to call in and tell us what you are doing on NATIONAL TRAIN DAY 2015! Your host for this event is Skip Waters.
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.
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.
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.
Terry Respondek describes how he built his Shortline Railroads from one engine. Terry also details why he decided to become a railroad executive. Call in and ask him questions. The call in number is 646-716-7106.
The youngest engineer to ever operate an Amtrak train over Donner Pass visits the American Passenger Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program. Jonathan Dockins and his mom Dee Dee, stop by to talk about their adventure and how it all came to be, They will lead us through the trip of a lifetime. We will also find out what has happened since coming back home to the Jackson, Missouri area. Join us by calling in and asking questions to Engineer Dockins at 646-716-7106.
Carolyn Yeager and Ray Goodwin read and comment on the Aug. 25-28, 1942 lunch and dinner table monologues by the German Leader, as taken down in shorthand by aide Heinrich Heim. Included in this episode:
Schacht the Freemason - more individual responsibility - overcoming crises - French & Italians, Swiss, Swedes and Danes;
Stalin has remade Russia - British hesitancy to advance - Peace of Westphalia - benefits from Dieppe raid - railroads beat river traffic but Danube will be great traffic artery;
Resources of Ukraine and Crimea - Spain and Latin bloc - Russian powers of resistance - Charles Martel prevented Germans becoming Muslim - Hungarians and Austrians - Budapest most beautiful city in Europe;
Air raids and anti-artillary guns - new weapons must be given a fair chance.
The edition of Hitler's Table Talk being used was translated by Norman Cameron and R.H. Stevens, published by Enigma Books, New York, and can be found as a pdf here
This time on the APRHF's Let's Talk Trains Show we will take a look at Model Train Shows.
We will ask you, the listeners, what makes a great train show? What makes a bad one? Does having a swap meet at the show, make the show feet cheap? Why are there not more manufacturers's coming to the shows Should model train shows be produced by for-profit companies instead of the local clubs or historical associations? Should there be more regional cooperation between organizations? Should we just have swap meets and then do a show with just model trains? Should we let attendees operate displays?
Call in at 646-716-7106 and give your views.
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