66 episodes

Moving America is podcast by railroaders - for railroaders. Hosted by Locomotive Engineers John Belcher and Mike Necessary, the Moving America Podcast covers industry news and includes personal stories from John and Mike's careers, as well as answering listener questions about what it's like to work on the railroad. The show even features special guests - so come along for the ride and see how railroads and train crews are...Moving America!

Moving America John and Mike

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    • 4.8 • 58 Ratings

Moving America is podcast by railroaders - for railroaders. Hosted by Locomotive Engineers John Belcher and Mike Necessary, the Moving America Podcast covers industry news and includes personal stories from John and Mike's careers, as well as answering listener questions about what it's like to work on the railroad. The show even features special guests - so come along for the ride and see how railroads and train crews are...Moving America!

    You Aren't Going To Believe This!

    You Aren't Going To Believe This!

    Just when we think we've seen it all something happens to prove us wrong. We have a story like that to share with you.

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    • 41 min
    Episode 59: Big Brother is Always Watching!

    Episode 59: Big Brother is Always Watching!

    We talk a lot about new technology in the railroad industry. In the past few years inward facing cameras have become the norm for railroad operations. In this episode we discuss these cameras and explain how, “Big Brother is Always Watching!”

    Link to the story we referenced:
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/alabama-train-engineer-charged-reckless-manslaughter

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    Livestream: Closer Than Family

    Livestream: Closer Than Family

    Join us as we take a look at the unique bond between railroaders and rail families. We also discuss the Norfolk Southern Conductor Trainee Fatality that occurred in December. 


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    • 52 min
    Episode 58: Another Christmas on The Rails!

    Episode 58: Another Christmas on The Rails!

    We’re back to catch you up on the latest news around the rail industry.  We’ve also got a new ScaleTrains Railroad Word of the Week, Listener Question, and our Fan Photo Friday Winners.  

    We even share a couple of our personal Railroad Christmas Stories. 

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    • 45 min
    Livestream: Beating a Dead Horse

    Livestream: Beating a Dead Horse

    This is our first live episode and we are excited to have you here with us. Here is part of what's in this episode. Now that all T&E Employees are under the new agreement we recap the current status with the implementation of changes. 

    This has been a long road although and agreement is in place both sides will be back at the table all too soon.

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    • 51 min
    Episode 57: The Finish Line Is Near

    Episode 57: The Finish Line Is Near

    Engineers have ratified the agreement, but the conductors rejected it. Now President Biden has instructed Congress to intervene to prevent a potential strike. In this episode we get you up to date with the latest info. 

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

MigraMan ,

The Voice of Modern Railroaders

These guys have filled a void, scratched an itch. They are talking about the job of a modern day rail crew but yet have experience to also share and remember how thing s used to be. Bridging the present and the past. They have a perfect blend of speaking to fellow railroaders but meanwhile broadly enough to make it enjoyable by the public and non railroader alike. They share news, stories, talk about technology in railroading, interview guests and share stories. Love it! The hosts have terrific personalities and this show is appropriate for all ages.

Jeremy Huff Sr ,

Great!

John and Mike are absolutely incredible at explaining railroad ops, lingo, sharing great stories of personal experiences and giving insight into the railroad industry. Two good ole boys from the Old Dominion creating incredible content that folks of all ages will enjoy! Just sit back and listen as they knock the brakes off and get the best show on rails rolling!

Habu_Shadow ,

Excellent, entertaining Podcast about the rail industry

As a former railroad management employee, John & Mike do a fantastic job of offering their thoughts, perspectives on, and micro- and macro-level assessments of the rail industry and both the ongoing and looming changes (PSR, CBA / crew consist agreements, mergers, et al.).

Hands down the most interesting & amusing portion of the shows is their personal anecdotes & stories. There’s never a shortage of wild characters and riotous stories when it comes to railroaders, especially those occurring in times past and during previous eras when the atmosphere & culture within the industry was very different.

Highly recommended for any rail fan, and anyone interested in the transportation industry.

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