139 episodes

Do you find trains and railroads interesting? The Roundhouse brings you the most exciting news, stories, and interviews about the railroad industry, the hobby, history, and more.

The Roundhouse Nick Ozorak

    • Leisure
    • 4.8 • 84 Ratings

Do you find trains and railroads interesting? The Roundhouse brings you the most exciting news, stories, and interviews about the railroad industry, the hobby, history, and more.

    140: Short Line Railroad History Meets Classical Music

    140: Short Line Railroad History Meets Classical Music

    Mark Rheaume, composer of “That’s the Way the Railroad Went” discusses how he created a 38 minute piece of music incorporating interviews documenting the Central Iowa Railway Company, a short line with a brief existence in the 1970s. Related Episodes…

    • 53 min
    139: Lionel Artist Angela Trotta Thomas

    139: Lionel Artist Angela Trotta Thomas

    What is it like to paint official portraits of Lionel Trains? We are talking to Angela Trotta Thomas about her Lionel and real railroad paintings, her process of creating a scene, how she infuses her work with nostalgia, and her…

    • 55 min
    138: Behind the Scenes of N&W 611 Excursions

    138: Behind the Scenes of N&W 611 Excursions

    How did the idea for the 2023 excursions in Central Virginia come about? What logistics are required to put excursions together? Is converting Norfolk & Western 611 to oil burning being discussed? How can you become involved in future excursions?…

    • 1 hr
    137: The Future of the NMRA

    137: The Future of the NMRA

    National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) President Gordy Robinson and Social Media Manager Lucy Dormont join us for a full conversation about the challenges facing the organization and the work they are involved with to bring it into the future. This…

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

    Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum

    Learn about the preservation work that Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum is involved with, the opportunities and challenges of being based in central Portland, and how they use events to maximize their community outreach. This episode is sponsored by Strasburg…

    • 55 min
    135: Reading 2100 – American Steam Railroad

    135: Reading 2100 – American Steam Railroad

    Rob Gardner, President of American Steam Railroad Preservation Association, provides updates on the restoration of Reading Railroad T-1 2100 and what is planned for the future. This episode is sponsored by Strasburg Rail Road Mechanical Services and Rail and Road Auctions. Related Episodes…

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Hrapollo ,

Amazing (Rail) Stories!!

What a wonderful podcast; educating, celebrating, and telling the rich and vivid stories surround the history, present, and future of all things rail.

Super impressed and really enjoying and appreciating what you are doing here.

Great Job!

Matt R 844 ,

Pennsylvania railroad 8102

Nick can you please give me more information about the Strasburg railroad with the 611 and the heritage units please. This is the end for me as a listener.

Bob Nunya ,

Shortest podcast was one of the best!

The latest podcast (sexism in rail preservation) was spot on. With so many railroads constantly struggling for volunteers and funding—why we (collectively) make so many people uncomfortable enough to drive them away from the community is beyond me.

Thanks for standing up and talking about a tough issue Nick! “It’s that good medicine, the hard pill to swallow.” —Supaman

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