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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?…
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…
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…
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…
Puffing Billy Railway – Sustainability and Success
The Puffing Billy Railway is a world famous tourist railway near Melbourne, Australia. CEO Peter Abbott speaks with us about the importance of the people connected to it (staff, volunteers, and community), how the railway works to overcome challenges, and…
133: Yosemite Valley Railroad – Modeling a Historic Rarity
The Yosemite Valley Railroad was a connection between the Southern Pacific and Yosemite National Park that brought tourists in by the thousands, and it also hauled a considerable amount of freight. Jack Burgess is dedicated to understanding the history and…
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Nick can you please give me more information about the Strasburg railroad with the 611 and the heritage units please. You are awesome nick!
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.
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