The Roundhouse Podcast

091: Delaware & Hudson Engineer

What was it like working for railroads like the Erie Lackawanna and the Delaware & Hudson? Steve Vaughan Sr., a railroader with over 40 years in the industry shares stories from his career and how he fired steam locomotives like Canadian Pacific 2317 and Milwaukee Road 261.

Related Episodes

Milwaukee Road 261 – Steve Sandberg

Steamtown National Historic Site

Question of the Day

If you were alive in the 1980s, what was your favorite railroad to railfan? If not, which do you wish you could have seen?  Let me know and I will respond to your comments in our next episode.

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5 thoughts on “091: Delaware & Hudson Engineer

  1. Kyle Bonanni

    If I were alive during the 1980’s, I would railfan Conrail. There’s something about that bright blue that I just can’t resist. Therefore, my favorite NS heritage unit: 8098

    I would also like to say that The Roundhouse is a GREAT podcast! Whenever there is a new episode, my headphones are in within minutes. Keep up the great work Nick!

  2. Kyle Bonanni

    If I could go back in time to the 1980’s, I would railfan Conrail. There’s something about that bright blue that I just can’t resist!

    I would also like to say that this is an amazing podcast. There’s never a boring episode!
    Keep up the good work, Nick!

  3. Dan Pugatch

    Growing up in the suburbs of Boston, MA during the 80s I would rail fan the MBTA commuter rail that my dad took daily to get to work.

    Although I do not model passenger trains on my layout I still have a soft spot for those silver and purple passenger coaches.

    They are supposed to reopen an old line in 2030 that was originally was part of the Boston and Providence Railroad, it became part of the Dighton and Somerset Railroad in 1866. Commuter rail service past was cut on September 5, 1958. In 1969, the Ames family purchased the property from the Penn Central Railroad and gave it to the historical society. I look forward to the day when I can take Amtrak from Portland Maine to Boston, MA then switch to commuter rail to Easton, MA and see my parent’s house as I step onto the platform.

  4. Joe Lowry

    I just finished listening to this episode and it was fantastic. Mr. Vaughan spins a good yard. Thanks for sharing his story!

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