A podcast for railfans and casual train enthusiasts that discusses current rail news and events, and model railroading.
CP & KCS Merger Plus New Amtrak Paint Schemes
24:01Description: Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern are proposing a merger that would create a massive railroad to connect Canada, the USA, and Mexico! Plus, Amtrak is set to roll out some cool paint schemes to celebrate their 50 years of service!
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Matt Bown of Extreme Trains
40:22Our special guest is Matt Bown, host of the legendary television series “Extreme Trains.” He tells about what it was like to ride in the UP 844 and how he was lucky enough to get the dream job of playing on some of the coolest trains ever, including the Ringling Bros. circus train.
Daniel Rappoport and the Illinois Tech Railroad Club
28:34Daniel Rappoport, founding president of the impressive Illinois Tech Railroad Club, is our special guest. In this episode, we learn about the club's humble beginnings, Daniel's passion for the hobby, and how it is influencing his career choice. This is an episode you don't want to miss!
Building A Steam Locomotive From The Ground Up
27:42Instead of restoring an existing locomotive, The Pennsylvania Railroad is building a new steam locomotive with blueprints from 1956! Plus, Nevada Northern Railroad restored a classic Hy-Rail from that same year! Get your Flux Capacitor ready for this episode that, for some reason, is preoccupied with the year 1956!
Model Trains Galore!
32:40With the holidays approaching, perhaps you have a rail fan on your list. We have the latest on what is coming from the top model train manufacturers. Also, if you are just getting into model railroading and are curios, we have information on how to get started. And if you have kids that want trains, we have some pointers on where you should start. Plus, Todd and Schon talk about their favorite trains from their personal collections.