The Roundhouse Podcast

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  • 143: Understanding the EPA Rules with Diesels (w/ Roger Fuehring)

    143: Understanding the EPA Rules with Diesels (w/ Roger Fuehring)

      Lake State Railroad CMO Roger Fuehring provides clarity on the EPA’s regulations concerning diesel locomotives and how they affect tourist railroads and museums. Related Episodes Puffing Billy Railway – Sustainability and Success Marketing in Rail Preservation Question of the…


  • 142: Allegheny Portage Railroad

    142: Allegheny Portage Railroad

    Why were canal boats being hauled by train over mountains? Park Ranger Elizabeth Shope provides an overview of the Allegheny Portage Railroad of Pennsylvania, its role in westward expansion, and how the National Park Service has worked to preserve what…


  • The History of Hospital Trains

    The History of Hospital Trains

    We interview Alexandra Kitty, author of “A Different Track: Hospital Trains of the Second World War”, about the forgotten history of hospital trains, their role in WWII, and the healthcare workers who staffed them. This episode is sponsored by the…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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?…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Puffing Billy Railway – Sustainability and Success

    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…