5 episodes

We discuss railroad photography from the perspective of a railfan. Biweekly episodes feature authors, photographers, railroaders, and modelers who are passionate about trains like we are.

Railphile Nick Benson & Lou Capwell

    • Visual Arts
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

We discuss railroad photography from the perspective of a railfan. Biweekly episodes feature authors, photographers, railroaders, and modelers who are passionate about trains like we are.

    #5: Spaceships & Circus Trains with Walter Scriptunas II

    #5: Spaceships & Circus Trains with Walter Scriptunas II

    Walter Scriptunas II is a railfan and professional photographer based in West Virginia and Florida. We talk about shooting the final days of the Space Shuttle program and Ringling Brothers circus train.

    • 38 min
    #4: Writing in Montana with Justin Franz

    #4: Writing in Montana with Justin Franz

    Justin Franz is a writer and photographer in Whitefish, Montana and a correspondent for Trains Magazine. We discuss railfanning with publication in mind, police blotters, mirrorless cameras, and the end of rail service in downtown Kalispell.

    • 35 min
    #3: CRPA and the Travels of Scott Lothes

    #3: CRPA and the Travels of Scott Lothes

    Scott Lothes, President and Executive Director of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art, talks about the Center, their convention, and his railfan travels throughout China, Switzerland, and the United States.

    • 32 min
    #2: Quebec's North Coast with Mathieu Tremblay

    #2: Quebec's North Coast with Mathieu Tremblay

    Mathieu Tremblay talks about "bush railfanning" on Quebec's North Coast, from SOPOR's car ferry in Baie-Comeau to the ore haulers in Port-Cartier and Sept-Iles.

    • 39 min
    #1: Meet Nick & Lou

    #1: Meet Nick & Lou

    Meet Nick Benson and Lou Capwell, a couple of dudes who're giving this podcast thing a whirl. We talk about our backgrounds, our plans for the show, and go off on a strange tangent on monorails.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Kiwibonds ,

Recommended - rail photography from the railfan perspective

Railway photography has undergone a resurgance over the past 15 years, revolutionized by digital cameras, social media and other technologies. However there are few channels for those with a more serious interest in the hobby to vent in. No, the opposite of vent - inhale. CRPA's excellent Conversations conference is usually only held once a year, it's perceived as a bit stuffy-arty by some, and attending carries a cost unless you live nearby. There are also regional foamerfests but here is a new option - a lively, accessible, easily digestible episode delivered fresh to my phone every week or two.

A few weeks ago I was waiting in the middle-of-nowhere for a train to thread through a pretty scene below when I remembered I had the first few of these on my phone.

Initial impressions were good - good editing, clear sound, good music choices and no droning presenters. This is more of a light chat show than formal interviews and presentations. Its easy to listen to, informative, amusing, often insightful and well worth a listen for the banter between the hosts and guest (and the cheezy adverts).

There is no better way to spend some time out on a hillside, waiting for that train that it seems will never appear...

Luke Sharrett ,

All Aboard

Great podcast. Knowledgeable hosts and interesting guests. Very entertaining for those who love trains.

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