• 01:59

    The Model Railroad Turn--I mean Roundtable on Lets Talk Trains

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    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.
    ALL ABOARD!!!

  • 02:00

    Model Train Shows: Are They Good or Bad For The Hobby?

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    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.

  • 02:01

    Engineer Dockins Visits With APRHF's Let's Talk Trains

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    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. 

  • 02:03

    Model Railroading in the 21st Century

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    Model Railroading has been a popular hobby for many decades. This week, Kansas City Nathan, a model railroader himself, will be discussing the Model Railroading in the 21st Century.


    Long gone are the cracker-jack boxcars or half-hearted attempts to create quality locomotives and other rolling stock. Today, we have highly detailed models that are ready-to-run and highly detailed, to the point that rivet-counters are drooling! A newcomer to the hobby is 3D printing.


    This and much more will be discussed, we invite you to join in the conversation by calling 646-716-7106.

  • 01:58

    Holiday Themed Trains All Around

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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.

  • 01:58

    Along The Right Of Way on Lets Talk Trains

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    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.

  • 02:01

    Join the Amazing Chris Guenzler this week on Lets Talk Trains

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    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.

  • 02:01

    The APRHF Model Train Show w/KC Nathan on Lets Talk Trains

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    This week, Kansas City Nathan will be live at the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Model Train Show, at the SilverRails Country Event Center in LaPlata, Mo.
    We will be catching up with our friends at the APRHF, Silver Rails Country, and the Depot Inn & Suites.
    Be sure to join us, as we will be talking about model trains of all scales, including 1:1 scale on the BNSF Transcon which runs past the Chris Guenzler Million Mile Lookout Point.
    ALL ABOARD!!!

  • 02:01

    Post Turkey Day Stuff

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    On this editon of the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Let's Talk Trains will digest some leftovers. So in otherwords, we will talk a whole range of guests. APRHF's Trails To Rails, Santa train from Laplata, Missouri, The difference between Amtrak and VIA, The Great Dome, but wait, even more...Model Railroad Building Bulders,Hobby Store Owners, New Passenger Rail Creation in Memphis. Be sure to join us in our new chatroom at www.letstalktrains.com in the lower right.

  • 02:06

    The Life of A Railroader--the good, the bad, everything...

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    This week, on the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's The Let's Talk Trains Show, we welcome a man who has worked railroad industry for many years--working several years for a freight railroad and another 25-years as an Amtrak Conductor. Kansas City Nathan will welcome Wes Archibald to the show, to discuss the good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the beautiful, and the ugly of railroad life.


    We will open up the phone lines to discuss the different aspects of working for the railroad---figuring out truth from fiction. Wes & KC Nathan will talk about some of the folks that have been in the forefront of national news, from greatness to tragedy.


    During the show, we will remember our friend---our "Official Caller" Ken Ruben, who passed away the morning of Thursday, March 12th. 


    Join us, this Saturday, March 14th at 12-noon Central/10am Pacific. Call in during the live show (@ 646-716-7106), join us in the chatroom, on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 02:00

    Show-Me Central NMRA Preview and Railfan Turned Railroader Scott Nauert

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    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. 

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