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Since the movie Polar Express, Christams trains modeled on the Polar Express have become almost as big as Thomas for museum fund raising efforts. Not just museums, but shortline railroads and even some Class I's have joined the effort. Bob and Elizabeth will talk about many of these activities on Saturday's show. In addition to talking about many of these trains, we'd like to hear about what is taking place in various parts of the country. Please call us with your activities at 646-716-7106 or join us on the web at www.letstalktrains.com. The show starts at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern.
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.
On this edition of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains, we will discuss the role model trains play at Christmas. Model Trains have been a part of Christmas as long most of us can remember. From going to the local department store window to the President's park, Model trains can be found in lots of places. Please join us as we wander around the country with Christmas trains.
Thanksgiving weekend is the traditional start of the holiday season. Join Bob and Elizabeth at 12-noon (Central) / 10:00 A.M. (Pacific) for their annual review of holiday, Santa and Christmas trains throughout the Country.
Please let us know about the holiday trains in your area by calling (646) 716-7106, on the web at http://www.letstalktrains.com
Have you ever set out to watch, photograph, video trains and just happen to stop somewhere along the right-of-way, and find a special place that someone created, for themselves or the non-railfan that has a model railroad running? During the last couple of months, we have and we will tell you about some of them on this week's American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains program. Let's discover some interesting places.
This week, Chris talks about reaching his 1,400,000.0 rail-mile, why it took so long, and what he will be up to next. We will have some guests on join us and Chris will relive his past trips with you. We will talk about the Chris' trips in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as tourist trains and along with rare-mileage trips. He will tell you all about what he has done since we last shared with you on this show. Join us for a very interesting show this week. You can listen live or in the archieves.
Well, no, not the locomotive itself, but Kelly Lynch, of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society will be Bob and Elizabeth's guest on Saturday's Let's Talk Trains. Kelly will give us a history of the locomotive as well as discussing its life as an excursion engine. Join us with your questions at 646-716-7106, on the web at www.letstalktrains.com or in the chatroom at www.letstalktrains.com/chat. The show airs at 10:00 AM Pacific/1:00 PM Eastern
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.
As 2013 comes to a close, please join all of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains hosts as they each take over a segment to talk about their best show that the hosted and and the best show that listened to by from each of other hosts. The chat room www.letstalktrain.com will be open to give your views as well. If you listen later, comment on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/letstalktrains.
Kansas City Nathan will be hosting the show from the La Plata, Mo. Depot, which host the east & westbound Amtrak Southwest Chief, and the gateway to the APRHF Headquarters, and SilverRails Country.
This week, we will welcome Kevin Buck, of LaPlata Riptrack, Jim LeBaron, and possibly others for a turntable---I mean a roundtable discussion about model railroading. This includes the serious modeler who wants to recreate a specific time and place; to a modeler who likes to watch trains go around in a circle.
We would like you to call in a be part of the roundtable discussion, ask questions, and give us your opinions about the topic.
This week we attend the 2014 Go By Train event at the National Transportation Museum located just west of St. Louis. We will visit with museum leaders to find what the event is all about. We will also talk with vendors, historical societies, visit with members of the Choo Choo Bob show.
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