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All Aboard!! Join us where we talk...All Things Trains...including the business of railroading, the coolest trains and locomotives, and even the best places to eat while chasing trains. All Things Trains Chairman Phil Bell brings you each episode from the E. Hunter Harrison Chair at the Bell Institute for Advanced Railroad Studies.

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All Aboard!! Join us where we talk...All Things Trains...including the business of railroading, the coolest trains and locomotives, and even the best places to eat while chasing trains. All Things Trains Chairman Phil Bell brings you each episode from the E. Hunter Harrison Chair at the Bell Institute for Advanced Railroad Studies.

    All Aboard Episode 047: 1st Generation EMDs & Today's Trains

    All Aboard Episode 047: 1st Generation EMDs & Today's Trains

    Many rail enthusiasts love the 1st Generation EMDs, such as the E8, F7, F3, and GP7. We talk about the Electro-Motive Division itself, and why these locomotives are so significant.

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    1. Erie #5012, an example of the Electro Motive Corporation's early days building self-propelled railcars. http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=3865931



    2. A Chuck Zeiler photo of CB&Q #9908, the "Silver Charger," a self-propelled railcar outwardly similar to the early Zephyr trainsets. Note the EMD E-unit power truck. https://www.flickr.com/photos/chuckzeiler/40634133310



    3. Atlantic Coast Line EMD GP7s wearing the carrier's purple, silver, & gold paint scheme: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/railpicturesnet-photo-acl-164-atlantic-coast-line-emd-gp7-at-florence-south-carolina-by-bob-drake--453174781229038585/



    4. FEC FP7 and GP9 in Florida, wearing the carrier's famous orange, silver, and yellow paint. https://www.flickr.com/photos/davekutz/8274016253/



    5. Phil Bell photo of Union Pacific E8A #942 at the Southern California Railway Museum. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bksv8RKlEWn/



    6. August 2011 Baselines: Charles “Boss” Kettering. Senefsky, Bill. August 1, 2011. Accessed May 20, 2024. https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/1108dp-august-2011-baselines-charles-boss-kettering/

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    All Aboard Episode 046: Rail Preservation: The Good, The Bad, & The Absolute Fugly

    All Aboard Episode 046: Rail Preservation: The Good, The Bad, & The Absolute Fugly

    We all love to talk about "preserved" rail equipment...but what is rail preservation and why does it drive so many people absolutely crazy? Today, Phil covers good, bad, and absolutely fugly examples of railroad preservation and how it can be improved.

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    Show Bibliography:

    1. Discover the Joy of the Strasburg Railroad. Eden Resorts. Accessed May 15, 2024 https://edenresort.com/experiences/attractions/strasburg-railroad



    2. Strasburg Rail Road. Wikipedia. Accessed May 15, 2024. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasburg_Rail_Road



    3. Noblesville evicts Indiana Transportation Museum after 52 years. Touhy, John. December 20, 2017. Accessed May 15, 2024. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/hamilton-county/2017/12/20/noblesville-evicts-indiana-transportation-museum-after-52-years/969387001/



    4. Amtrak Monthly Performance Report. YTD December FY 2024. Accessed May 15, 2024. https://www.amtrak.com/content/dam/projects/dotcom/english/public/documents/corporate/monthlyperformancereports/2023/Amtrak-Monthly-Performance-Report-December-2023.pdf



    5. Louisiana Eastern Story. Accessed May 15, 2024. https://www.meridianspeedway.net/louisiana-eastern-story.html



    6. Railway Preservation News Thread on Paulsen Spence's Locomotives. Accessed May 15, 2024. http://www.rypn.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35300

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    All Aboard Episode 045: NS vs. Ancora-The Aftermath

    All Aboard Episode 045: NS vs. Ancora-The Aftermath

    For nearly 4 months, Norfolk Southern was engaged in a bruising battle with activist investor Ancora Holdings, which ended in a draw on Thursday, May 9th. Tune in to find out what happened and the outlook for the Thoroughbred of Transportation. #RobberBarons #StopLookListen



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    Past NS-Anocra Episodes:



    -Episode 033: NS. vs. Ancora-Taking a Deep Dive: https://rumble.com/v4lsf4u-all-aboard-episode-032-norfolk-southern-vs.-ancora-taking-a-deep-dive.html



    -Episode 027: Barbarians At the Gate?!? When Activist Investors Ride the Rails! https://rumble.com/v4hbb3i-all-aboard-episode-027-activist-investors-are-nothing-new.html



    -Bonus Episode: Railroad Transactions, Poison Pills, and Junk Bonds https://rumble.com/v4rhy2f-april-25-2024.html

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    -Norfolk Southern Pullin Out of the Station, Leaving Activist Ancora In the Dust

    https://www.railwayage.com/freight/class-i/norfolk-southern-pulling-out-of-the-station-after-proxy-fight-leaving-activist-ancora-in-the-dust/



    -Norfolk Southern Form 8-K (SEC Filing) May 9, 2024: https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/702165/000119312524135078/d802898d8k.htm



    -Norfolk Southern Form 10-Q (SEC Filing) April 24, 2024: https://www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/702165/000070216524000009/nsc-20240331.htm



    -Surface Transportation Board Rail Service Data: https://www.stb.gov/reports-data/rail-service-data/

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    All Aboard Episode 044: From the Roundhouse to the Statehouse

    All Aboard Episode 044: From the Roundhouse to the Statehouse

    Railroads, along with their suppliers and customers have an extensive advocacy network in Washington, DC and in all 50 states. This episode discusses some of this organizations and why it is critical for railroads to be engaged in public policy development.

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    1. Association of American Railroads: www.aar.org



    2. American Short Line And Regional Rail Road Association: www.aslrra.org



    3. GoRail: www.gorail.org



    4. Railinc: www.railinc.com



    5. Short Line Safety Institute: https://www.shortlinesafety.org/



    6. Heritage Rail Alliance: https://heritagerail.org/



    7. American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners: https://www.aaprco.com/



    8. OneRail Coalition: https://www.onerail.org/



    9. Railway Supply Institute: https://www.rsiweb.org/

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    AAR "Type B" Trucks. American-Rails.org. Burns, Adam Accessed May 6, 2024. https://www.american-rails.com/aar-type-b.html

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    All Aboard Book Review: Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains

    All Aboard Book Review: Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains

    Tune in for Phil's review of Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains by David C. Warner and Bruce Goldberg, as we conclude Passenger Train Week. Also, Phil gives his thoughts on the sale of Kalmbach Publishing's train-related magazines.

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    1. Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains: https://kalmbachhobbystore.com/product/book/83264



    2. Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains: https://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Years-Amtrak-Trains-Comprehensive/dp/1932804706

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    All Aboard Episode 043: Happy 53rd Birthday, Amtrak!

    All Aboard Episode 043: Happy 53rd Birthday, Amtrak!

    To celebrate Amtrak's 53rd Birthday, we talk about several trains which Amtrak is no longer running, to help tell the carrier's story. Stop, Look, & Listen! #RobberBarons

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    1. All Aboard Episode 042: Who REALLY Shot the Passenger Train: https://rumble.com/v4sdgjb-all-aboard-episode-042-who-really-shot-the-passenger-train.html



    2. Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains: A Comprehensive Survey of Amtrak Routes: 1971-2021. Warner, David C., Goldberg, Bruce. https://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Years-Amtrak-Trains-Comprehensive/dp/1932804706



    3. New York Central System Passenger Timetable April 24, 1966.



    4. BOSTON & MAINE F-7's AT WHITE RIVER JCT. Photograph. Ozog, Edward. http://photos.greatrails.net/s/?p=150344



    5. Three Amtrak Clockers at Elizabeth, NJ One Evening. Photograph. Bernard, Marty. https://www.flickr.com/photos/129679309@N05/28882033214/in/photostream/



    6. AMTRAK’S MONTREALER AT SOUTH NORWALK, CONNECTICUT—30 YEARS AGO TODAY. Photographs. Solomon, Brian

    http://briansolomon.com/trackingthelight/tag/montrealer/



    7. Route Map: James Whitcomb Riley & Mountaineer. Amtrak via Wikimedia Commons.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/James_Whitcomb_Riley_and_Mountaineer_1975_map.png



    8. National Railroad Passenger Corporation v. Boston & Maine Corp., 503 U.S. 407 (1992) https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/503/407/ Accessed, 5/1/24

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