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Railroad Roll-By

Summary: A podcast for railfans and casual train enthusiasts that discusses current rail news and events, and model railroading.

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 Model Train Dilemma | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1973

We’re back with a new episode! Todd talks about the sometimes confusing world of trying to find the right DCC and sound locomotive, and his dilemma in tracking down the Athearn Genesis UP 844 of his dreams. Hint: don’t wait to buy when it is a limited run! Schon has updates on the GP’s that Heber Valley Railroad purchased. They are finally in Utah, but not in Heber.

 MIGHTY TRAINS Host Teddy Wilson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2134

Description: Teddy Wilson, host of the TV series MIGHTY TRAINS, joins Todd and Schon with tales of some of the world’s coolest trains! Teddy gets to go all over the world and give viewers an in-depth experience on these beautiful trains. Hear about some of the coolest experiences from season one of MIGHTY TRAINS, and get a sneak peak at some of what he has in store for season two!

 Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1740

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!

 Revisiting Amtrak | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1717

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!

 The Amtrak Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2223

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.

 Schon’s Amtrak Trip Across The Country & Athearn’s New UP 844 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1671

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!

 Steve Sweeney from Trains Magazine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1758

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/

 Street Trains in Kentucky & Swiss Trains in Utah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1754

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!

 What makes a train special? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1615

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 & Oregon Coast Railroads | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1993

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!

 Robot Trains! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1744

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.

 Foreign Power, Frontrunner, and the HO City of Los Angeles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1920

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!

 Heritage Units & HO | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1941

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.

 Buy Your Own Caboose & Union Pacific’s Big Investment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2201

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!

 History, Hostlers, and a whole lotta Horns! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2117

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.


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