Summary: A podcast for railfans and casual train enthusiasts that discusses current rail news and events, and model railroading.
Todd returned to Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad and he tells about his recent visit. Schon updates the fire situation on Union Pacific’s line along Interstate 80, and we talk about a railroad that paints their locomotives in local high school colors!
On this episode of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast, we talk about the latest Amtrak headlines with their new proposal to run trains on PTC-only lines, and how it could affect the Amtrak network. Then we talk about one of the signature attractions on Amtrak’s California Zephyr, the Moffat Tunnel. All of that and more on this episode of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast!
Schon tells all about his epic journey from New Jersey to Utah on Amtrak. Hear about their electric line, the delays, food service, and accommodations. Plus, Schon did a lot of rail fanning along the way.
Learn about Schon’s upcoming trip from New Jersey to Salt Lake on Amtrak, and we talk railfan safety after the recent accident with UP 844. And Todd is about to empty his wallet on Athearn’s new HO scale UP 844 with DCC and sound!
On this episode, we are joined by Mr. Steve Sweeney, Associate Editor from Trains magazine. We talk about the latest news from Amtrak, Schon’s planned cross-country journey on Amtrak, and the latest Big Boy news. And if a regular train just isn’t exciting enough, Japan now has a Hello Kitty train. Remember to follow our friends from Trains on Twitter: @TrainsMagazine, Facebook: @TrainsMagazine, and their website: http://trn.trains.com/
On this episode of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast, Todd talks about his recent adventures with food, music and trains in Kentucky. Then the co-hosts take a deep dive into the new Stadler US train factory being built just 10 minutes west of downtown Salt Lake City, and why it's such a big deal for railfans in the state of Utah. All of that and more on this edition of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast!
Join hosts Todd Nuke ‘Em and Schon Norris as they discuss all the unique, special, and rare trains that railfans rave about. Learn all about special trains and more on this week’s episode of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast!
Heber Valley Railroad has some new locomotives on the way, and we tell you about their three new acquisitions! Todd recaps his visit to Oregon, including details about what he experienced on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad. Plus, there will be more rail traffic coming through Utah because of a detour!
Are you ready for robot trains? In episode 7, we discuss driverless trains, and where they are already operating. Schon provides guidelines for safe and responsible rail-fanning, including how to find out when the next train is due. Todd talks about the classic locomotive in the movie Stand By Me, and how you can see it in operation at the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.
On this episode of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast, we discuss why railroads sometimes exchange locomotives with other railroads. Then Todd announces the newest item on his model railroad wishlist. In conclusion, we then talk about the recent birthdays celebrated by both Amtrak and Utah Transit Authority’s Frontrunner, and reflect back on our personal experiences with the commuter service from its beginning days. That’s all in episode 6 of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast!
In this episode, Schon and Todd tell you which resources are best for keeping track of heritage unit schedules, plus we cover model railroading and the different ways layouts are created. We also tell you why SP 4449 was seen steaming along the Columbia River Gorge.
In this episode, Todd and Schon talk about Union Pacific’s big infrastructure investment and the railroad’s plan to improve service. And just how much does a train cost? We take a look at some of the used equipment that is for sale. Hint: a caboose is quite affordable!
On this edition of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast, Todd talks about his childhood in Hooper, Utah, and how the D&RGW railroad became one of his favorite fallen flags. Schon and Todd discuss the recent train show that took place in Ogden’s Union Station. Then our producer, Dylan, joins the fun by playing a whole bunch of train horns and whistles and leaving Schon to guess what they are. That’s all in store for episode 3 of the Railroad Roll-By Podcast.
In episode 2 of the Railroad Roll-By podcast, we discuss copper thefts, French Fry steam locomotives, and then we take a deep dive into discussing Todd’s Model Railroad dilemma. All of that concluded with a little chat about the now-retired Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey circus trains, and where the railcars are now.
On the First episode of the Railroad Roll-By we meet Todd and Schon!