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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.
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.
This edition of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation Let's Talk Trains we discover what a modern day Pullman does, why they do it. We find out about the perks and the challenges of being a modern day Pullman.
Join us in the chat room at: www.letstalktrains.com.
In the 1800s, railroad construction led to an explosion in the industrial revolution. No longer were towns reliant on close proximity to a waterway. New towns sprouted up everywhere. Cities grew and opportunities multiplied. ~~~~
In 1956, President Eisenhower leading to 41,000 miles of interstate highway system over the next 10 years. Now people could live practically anywhere. New towns sprouted up everywhere. Cities grew and opportunities multiplied exponentially. ~~~~
From our waterways to our electrical grid, our highways and biways and everything inbetween, the construction of Americas infrastructure has been instrumental in becoming the worlds most influential economy.
But as time passes, things age and no one disagrees that our infrastructure is crumbling and in dire need of attention. Will repairing our infrastructure have the same economic impact as building it did?
Tune in tonight and we'll discuss this big problem that has been on the back burner for far too long.
A World's Class Exhibit detailing the History of Kansas City's Union Station makes it's debut to the public during this LIVE broadcast from the station.
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.
Time has come for the annual battle with the United States Congress for funds to operate and maintain Amtrak. This week, we will look at some of the current ideas that have been floated by members of Congress. We will break down the authorization bill. Your comments are welcome. Please join the conversation online in the chat room or by calling in at 646-716-7106. Is Amtrak worth saving? What would happen to riders that use Amtrak to commute to work, doctor appointments, football & soccer games? Will international tourist still be willing to travel by car to national parks, small cities?
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.
This week's Let's Talk Trains we will reach out to our friend Skip Waters to discuss the proposed changes that are being voted on in a few days. We will also discuss the John Hankey Blog on TRAINS.com. We would also like to hear from you on the issue, please call 646-716-7106 to discuss it.
Then for the second half of the show, we talk with Brain Waller, who is leading the effort to save the Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railroad.
Great show, so won't you join us?
Tonight we talk with James Lamb, Chairman at Small Business in Transportation Coalition, Inc. and he is working with America's drives to help them protect themselves will on the road delivering food and supplies to the American people.
Over the past decade the cost of cargo theft related crimes has risen dramatically. It is estimated that combined losses suffered by the trucking industry, insurance companies, and the railroads, surpasses $10 BILLION in the United States annually. However, no financial total can adequately quantify the actual costs of cargo theft related losses which includes jobsite downtime, replacement of stolen commercial vehicles, time spent on additional paperwork, and increased insurance costs. per CHIP website
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