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Railfanning Review explores railroad news and history.

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Railfanning Review explores railroad news and history.

    Railfanning Review: One Community’s ‘Success’ with the Railroad

    Railfanning Review: One Community’s ‘Success’ with the Railroad

    Railfanning.org Editor Todd DeFeo previously gave a talk about Indiana, Alabama & Texas Railroad at the Southern Museum in Kennesaw, Georgia. The talk was titled, “If you don’t succeed, try again: One community’s ‘success’ with the railroad.” This podcast is based on that presentation. Music Intro: “Waiting on My Train to Come,” recorded live at the Southeastern Railway Museum on August 2, 2020. Written by Todd DeFeo, (c) 2006, 2020 by Todd DeFeo (ASCAP). From “A Guy Walks Into a Train Museum.” Background/Outro: “Indiana Skies,” recorded November 24, 1998. Written by Todd DeFeo, (c) 1998, 1999, 2022 by Todd DeFeo

    • 10 min
    Railfanning Review: The 1869 Budds Creek Disaster

    Railfanning Review: The 1869 Budds Creek Disaster

    Today marks the anniversary of the 1869 disaster at Budds Creek on the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville Railroad. Montgomery County, Tennessee, declared July 28, 2019, the sesquicentennial of the wreck, as Budds Creek Disaster Day of Remembrance. Music Intro: “Waiting on My Train to Come,” recorded live at the Southeastern Railway Museum on Aug. 2, 2020. Written by Todd DeFeo, (c) 2006, 2020 by Todd DeFeo (ASCAP). From “A Guy Walks Into a Train Museum.” Background music: “Down in the Creek;” written and performed by Todd DeFeo (ASCAP); recorded on Oct. 15, 2019. Outro: “Down in the Creek;” written and

    • 14 min
    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with MARTA

    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with MARTA

    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with MARTA

    • 23 min
    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with Chuck Baker, President of ASLRRA

    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with Chuck Baker, President of ASLRRA

    When we look at railroads today, it’s easy to focus on the large, Class I railroads. But they’re only one part of the story. A significant portion of the railroad story is the more than 600 short line and regional railroads.

    • 29 min
    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett

    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with NJ Transit President & CEO Kevin Corbett

    New Jersey Transit’s completion of its Positive Train Control installation by the Dec. 31 deadline was one of the biggest railroad stories of 2020.

    • 27 min
    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with Operation Lifesaver

    Railfanning Review: A Conversation with Operation Lifesaver

    The January 18, 2021, edition of the podcast, I mentioned a recent conversation I had with Operation Lifesaver Executive Director Rachel Maleh. We talked about railroad safety and how railfans can help spread the message and keep people safe along the tracks.

    • 24 min

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