41 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 Belcher and Mike Necessary

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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!

    Episode 40: You gotta fight for your rights!

    Episode 40: You gotta fight for your rights!

    Moving America was started as a way for us to inform and educate people about the importance of railroads and the railroaders that keep America Moving. We've addressed important topics in an effort to make sure the public is aware of the issues we are facing. The 2 person crew issue is one of the biggest. 

    We were recently joined by Jordan Boone and Wes Ekstedt, Union Representatives for Smart TD Local 445, and the organizers of the Fight for Two Person Crews. They have a website and Facebook Group dedicated to providing information and gathering support for this important issue. 

    We are proud to support their mission and are honored to have them on the show.  You can find more information at the links provided below.

    Website:
    https://www.fightfortwopersoncrews.com/

    Facebook Group:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/368900777078500/?ref=share

    FRA Blocked Crossing Website:
    https://www.fra.dot.gov/blockedcrossings/

    This episode photo was provided by Jadon Henderson. 

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    • 51 min
    Episode 39: Giving 2021 a roll-by!

    Episode 39: Giving 2021 a roll-by!

    In this episode we look back at 2021 and share some of our memorable moments. 

    We give an in depth explanation of our Word of the Week and answer a listener question from outside of The USA.  

    We also announce our #mapfanphotofriday and America on the Move Winners. 

    This episode photo was provided by Miranda Neel. 

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    • 47 min
    Episode 38: Who forgot to charge the locomotive?

    Episode 38: Who forgot to charge the locomotive?

    As railroads look to save more money they plan to attempt to push toward electric locomotives. Which poses the question, who forgot to charge the locomotive?

    We give an in depth explanation for our Word of the Week, EOT. We voice our opinions on which locomotive manufacturer is superior, GE or EMD. 

    We announce our #mapfanphotofriday and America on the Move Winners. 

    Last but not least we leave you with the Railroad 12 Days of Christmas! 

    This episode photo was provided by Erik Lindgren. 

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    • 51 min
    Episode 37: Wreck of the Old ‘97!!!

    Episode 37: Wreck of the Old ‘97!!!

    You’ve heard the song, now we’re going to tell you the story. In September 1903 Southern Railway’s Fast Mail Train 97 derailed on the Stillhouse Trestle in Danville, VA and leapt it’s way into history. 

    We also share our Word of the Week, answer a listener question, and announce our #mapfanphotofriday winners. 

    In this episode we announce our new video series, America on the Move!

    This episode photo was provided by Daniel Alls. 

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    • 43 min
    Episode 36: Service Disruptions Bring Unwanted Attention!!!

    Episode 36: Service Disruptions Bring Unwanted Attention!!!

    Trains Magazine recently published a story detailing the difficulties Norfolk Southern is having providing service to their customers. In this episode with discuss those issues and some of the causes.

    We also announce our Railroad Word of the Week, and our #mapfanphotofriday winners.

    This episode photo was provided by Bradley Bates.

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    • 45 min
    Episode 35: Meeting America at Railfest 2021!

    Episode 35: Meeting America at Railfest 2021!

    Join us as we talk about our visit to Meridian, MS for Railfest 2021. 

    We share our Word of the Week and announce of #mapfanphotofriday winners!

    This episode photo was provided by August VanCleave.  


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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 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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