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Roundhouse Crosstalk

Roundhouse Crosstalk

By CSRM
Roundhouse Crosstalk is a Podcast hosted by the California State Railroad Museum located in Sacramento California. Our lives are made of railroad stories, and we tell the stories of the railroad through the stories of people. Roundhouse Crosstalk amplifies the stories of people whose jobs, experiences, and legacy intersect with the history of the railroad.
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Local Resilience: The Solano Train Ferry and Technological Progress

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Train Songs That Tell the Story of the South with Professor Scott Huffard
Join us for this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk, where we trace the changing relationship between the American South and the railroad through song. Both the railroad and the South have become symbols of the past in the American psyche. How did this association come to be and what can music teach us about it? Stay tuned to find out! You can read Professor Huffard’s article, “Ten Train Songs that Tell the Story of the South,” here: https://bittersoutherner.com/ten-train-songs-that-tell-the-story-of-the-south You can follow Professor Huffard on twitter here: https://twitter.com/shuffard You can access Professor Huffard's website here: https://scotthuffard.wordpress.com/
48:37
July 30, 2022
Local Resilience: The Solano Train Ferry and Technological Progress
Join us for this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk, where we interview Leann S. Taagepera a student in the California State University Sonoma Cultural Resources Management Program. The California State Railroad Museum has partnered with California State Universities to provide students with a platform to create and showcase digital exhibits for our museum. This episode looks at the Solano Train Ferry and its unique place in local and regional history. It offers us a chance to look at how communities interact and respond to technological change.  Solano Train Ferry Digital Exhibit: https://express.adobe.com/page/PYBA6LKpCYnAi/ More Student Digital Exhibits: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/education/laboratory-of-learning-1/student-exhibits
20:58
July 16, 2022
Railroad Time: The Railroad and the Invention of Time Zones
Join us for this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk! Have you ever wondered how timezones got their shape? Or if time was always so important to people? Were cavemen running around worried about being late? Well, in this week's episode we speak with Dr. Scott Johnston about his new book The Clocks Are Telling Lies. We discuss the invention of standard time and its connection to railroad history as well as look at different proposed models of universal time keeping.  The Clocks Are Telling Lies: https://www.amazon.com/Clocks-are-Telling-Lies-Construction/dp/0228008433
36:23
July 01, 2022
Music in Kansas City: The Railroad and Entertainment
Tune in to this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk, where we talk about the history of Kansas City’s music scene in relation to its development as a railroad town with Dr. Gabriella Roderer. What happens to the music scene when the railroad comes to town? And what can the changes in Kansas City tell us about the rest of America? You can find Dr. Roderer's website here: https://www.gabriellaroderer.com/
44:37
June 18, 2022
The Life of the Rich and Famous: A Pride Month Exploration of the Lives of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg with Tony Reevy
Welcome to Roundhouse Crosstalk! June is Pride Month, so for this week’s episode we talk with Tony Reevy, author of The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, about Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, owners of the Gold Coast private rail car we have right here at the museum. Beebe and Clegg were not only influential train photographers, but also icons of high society and some of the earliest and most famous gay men to live openly in American history. Stay tuned to find out more about Lucius Beebe’s celebrity lifestyle as well as his influence on railroad photography. You can find Tony Reevy’s book here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-railroad-photography-of-lucius-beebe-and-charles-clegg-tony-reevy/1127691228
45:35
June 04, 2022
Train Hopping: Drift and Autonomy
Join us for this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we talk once again with Dr. Jeff Ferrell, a professor emeritus of Sociology at Texas Christian University, about how the desires for autonomy, adventure, and authenticity combine in train hopping.
55:21
May 21, 2022
Railroad Symbols: The Railroad in Stories about Race
In this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk we sit down with Dr. Julia Lee to discuss her new book titled The Racial Railroad, which focuses on the connection between stories about race and stories about the Railroad. In the episode we discuss this interconnection, the many ways railroads are used symbolically in popular media, and the legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad.  Dr. Lee's new book: https://www.amazon.com/Racial-Railroad-Julia-H-Lee/dp/1479812773
01:07:20
May 06, 2022
Bonus Episode: EB Crocker's Birthday Party!
We would like to invite you to E.B. Crocker's Birthday Party! In this very special episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk we look at the contribution of EB Crocker to Sacramento and California. We look at both his impressive contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad and his continued legacy in Sacramento through the Crocker Art Museum. 
35:42
April 26, 2022
Rails to Redwoods: California's North Pacific Coast Railroad and Environmental Tourism
Happy Earth Day, everybody! Tune in to this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk where we discuss environmental tourism with Rachel Wolff, a graduate student of Public History at California State University, Sacramento. Rachel has contributed her newly published digital exhibit, Rails to Redwoods, to the California State Railroad Museum. Enjoyed this episode and want to learn more? You can access Rachel’s exhibit here: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/education/laboratory-of-learning-1/student-exhibits
33:52
April 22, 2022
Railroad Movies: The Railroad Story of British Cinema Trains
In this episode we speak with Dr. Rebecca Harrison a lecturer a the Open University in the UK. She primarily focuses on the impact of media and technology on class, gender, and race and is the author of From Steam to Screen: Cinema, the Railways, and Modernity. This episode covers the development of Cinema Trains in the UK, what these trains represented to travelers, and their ultimate legacy.  Dr. Harrison's book: https://www.amazon.com/Steam-Screen-Railways-Modernity-Society/dp/1784539155 Adventure Pass: https://www.parks.ca.gov/adventurepass
45:42
April 10, 2022
Train Culture: Railroads and Movies in the early 20th century
In this episode we speak with Dr. Rebecca Harrison a lecturer a the Open University in the UK. She primarily focuses on the impact of media and technology on class, gender, and race and is the author of From Steam to Screen: Cinema, the Railways, and Modernity. Fittingly, this episode looks at the connection between cinema and the railroad during the very late 19th century and the early to mid twentieth century. We’ll discuss how mass media and mass transit helped make modernity, and how people of different classes, races, and genders interacted with these new technologies. Dr. Harrison's book: https://www.amazon.com/Steam-Screen-Railways-Modernity-Society/dp/1784539155 Adventure Pass: https://www.parks.ca.gov/adventurepass
40:05
March 26, 2022
Freight Train Graffiti: Meritocracy and American Nostalgia
Have you ever noticed the bright, colorful graffiti on freight cars? Who put it there and why? Join us on this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jeff Ferrell, a  professor emeritus of Sociology at Texas Christian University. Listen in as we discuss the world of freight train graffiti and the fascinating overlaps between railroaders and graffiti writers.
46:16
March 11, 2022
Testing the Lines: Challenging the Boundaries of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Onboard the American Railroad
This episode is the second part of a two part interview with Miriam Thaggert, a professor at the University at Buffalo about her new book Riding Jane Crow: African American Women in the American Railroad. In part one we discussed how railroad travel was both radicalized and gendered and how African American men and women used train travel as a marker of social progress, or lack thereof. In this episode we look at a few individuals who helped test these racial and gender boundries.  You can preorder Riding Jane Crow at: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=28nsg7gk9780252044526 For more information on women in the railroad visit our digital exhibit Crossing Lines: Women of the American Railroad at https://www.californiarailroad.museum/crossing-lines
27:12
February 26, 2022
Jane Crow and the Railroad: Gender, Race, and Politics on the American Railroad
Join us on this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this week's episode we speak with Miriam Thaggert, a professor at the University at Buffalo about her new book Riding Jane Crow: African American Women in the American Railroad. We discuss how railroad travel was both radicalized and gendered and how African American men and women used train travel as a marker of social progress, or lack thereof. This is the first of a two part interview. You can preorder Riding Jane Crow at: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=28nsg7gk9780252044526 For more information on women in the railroad visit our digital exhibit Crossing Lines: Women of the American Railroad at https://www.californiarailroad.museum/crossing-lines
23:53
February 12, 2022
Boxcar Politics: The Hobo and Race, Labor, and Politics
Join us on this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we will continue last episode’s discussion with Dr. John Lennon, an associate professor at the University of South Florida and author of Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in Literature and Culture 1869-1956. This week we will be exploring the hobo mythos and its relationship to race, labor, and politics. Please note that this episode will contain mentions of sexual assault and discrimination against minority groups. Viewer discretion is advised. Follow Dr. John Lennon on twitter at @hoboacademic or visit his website at https://drjohnlennon.wordpress.com/.
37:58
January 29, 2022
Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in American Memory
Join us on this week’s episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we will explore the popular American figure of the hobo with Dr. John Lennon, an associate professor at the University of South Florida and author of Boxcar Politics: The Hobo in Literature and Culture 1869-1956. This is the first episode of two. Keep an eye out for our next episode where we will learn more about hobo culture and its intersections with race and American identity. Follow Dr. John Lennon on twitter at @hoboacademic or visit his website at https://drjohnlennon.wordpress.com/.
33:36
January 15, 2022
Thinking in Trains: Tom Waits and the Railroad
Join us on this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we hear from Will Hodge about his research into Tom Waits and how his music was influenced by the Railroad. Follow Will Hodge on Twitter for more content: https://twitter.com/will_hodge
46:54
January 01, 2022
California State Railroad Museum Holiday Special
Happy Holidays! In this episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk we enjoy three festive stories inspired by the railroad and the museum. Imagined and written by Emilie DeFazio. Produced, directed, and edited by Amanda DeFazio. Performed by Li Garcia, Alex Clark, Jake Jennerjohn, Debbie Hollingsworth, Amanda DeFazio, and Carl Hayes. Opening music written and performed by Lexi Snyder. Executive production by Jake Jennerjohn and Jason Rankins. This episode is for entertainment purposes. All characters and events appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, dead or alive, other real-life entities, or events, past or present, is purely coincidental.
27:36
December 18, 2021
Looking Back Looking Forward: CSRM's 40th Anniversary
2021 is the 40th anniversary of the California State Railroad Museum. In this episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk Debbie Hollingsworth, a guide here at the California State Railroad Museum, leads you through the earliest history of the museum with added commentary from Denny Anspach, one of the people most responsible for its location in Sacramento. 
35:34
December 04, 2021
Railroad Stories: Immigration, Memory, and the Transcontinental Railroad
In this episode fo Roundhouse Crosstalk we interview Dr. Raymond Chong about his research into his family history. We discuss what his research experience was like, the importance of oral histories, and the story of his ancestor who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad.  The Zhang Clan Odyssey:  https://www.mychinaroots.com/samples/zhang-odyssey/ Story of my Ancestors Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad: https://asamnews.com/2018/05/03/apa-heritage-month-story-of-my-ancestors-who-built-the-transcontinental-railroad/
34:44
November 20, 2021
Battle Ready: The Military Railroad Service
In this episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk we sit down with Paul Self, a long time docent at the California State Railroad Museum, to discuss the Military Railway Service. Join us to hear more about these important service members and how they impacted the United State Military from the Civil War to present day. 
37:18
November 06, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Old Sacramento Paranormal Investigation with the Sacramento History Museum
In this bonus episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk, Jake Jennerjohn, Alex Clark, and Amanda DeFazio embark on an Old Sac Paranormal Investigation with Lisa Praxel and Susan Voskuil-Starcevich from the Sacramento History Museum.  Sacramento History Museum Website: sachistorymuseum.org As the investigation delves into the more frightening stories of Old Sacramento, this episode may not be suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. 
43:57
October 29, 2021
Three Scary Stories from the California State Railroad Museum
Happy Halloween from us at the California State Railroad Museum! In this episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk we enjoy three spooky stories inspired by the railroad and the museum.  Imagined and written by Emilie DeFazio.  Performed by Li Garcia, Amanda DeFazio, and Crystal Skaggs.  Produced and edited by Amanda DeFazio.  Opening music written and performed by Lexi Snyder.  Executive production by Jake Jennerjohn and Jason Rankins.  This episode is for entertainment purposes. All characters and events appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, dead or alive, other real-life entities, or events, past or present, is purely coincidental.
26:04
October 22, 2021
Thinking in Trains: How Johnny Cash used Railroads in his Music
Join us on this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we hear from Will Hodge about his research into Johnny Cash and how his music was influenced by the Railroad.  Will Hodge's Twitter: https://twitter.com/will_hodge Will Hodge's Website: https://willhodge.contently.com/
38:52
October 09, 2021
Schenectady Connectady: How a Small Industrial Town Influenced the Transcontinental Railroad
Join us on this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we hear from California State Railroad Museum Guide Debbie Hollingsworth about the connections between Schenectady, New York and many of the famous railroaders who made the Transcontinental Railroad possible.
40:46
September 25, 2021
Railroad Travels: Immigration Stories on the Transcontinental Railroad
Join us on this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk. In this episode, we hear from California State Railroad Museum docent Olga Rosander about her family's immigration story across the Atlantic and subsequent journey on the Transcontinental Railroad. 
19:43
September 11, 2021
Railroad Circus: How the Railroad made the American Circus Possible
Have you ever fed an elephant? Have you ever seen a person do tricks while riding a horse? When was the last time you saw a clown or acrobats flip high in the air? Have you ever heard a big band orchestra play? People used to do all of this and so much more in one day at the circus. The railroad transformed to circus, and the circus transformed American identity. Find out how in our newest podcast. 
35:21
August 28, 2021
Lasting Legacies: The Muir Family and the Railroad
Join us to learn about John Muir, noted conservationist, and his family connections to the Railroad. In this episode Audrey Lokteff sits down with Interpretive Intern Colette Shaw from the John Muir National Historic Site. To learn more please visit https://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm.  
41:03
August 14, 2021
Thinking in Trains: How the Railroad has Shaped American Music
In this episode Park Interpretive Specialists Audrey Lokteff and Jacob Jennerjohn sit down with George Cartter, a long-time California State Parks Interpreter, to discuss the influence of the Railroad on music.  Share your railroad story: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story Podcast topic recommendations: https://forms.gle/dzmU8YQ2HwMKv9Z97
30:42
July 30, 2021
A Tale of Two Leroys: Railroad Opportunities of the Last 60 Years
In this week's episode, listen to CSRM staff interview Leroy Wallace Jr. And his son, Leroy Wallace III about their shared story with the railroad. Kept from working as a higher-up because of his race, Leroy’s son has gone on to work on the Napa Valley Wine Train. Hear about their lives and how multiple generations are affected by the railroad in distinct ways.  Share your railroad story: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story Podcast topic reccomendations: https://forms.gle/dzmU8YQ2HwMKv9Z97
24:38
July 16, 2021
Music and the Railroad
In this podcast Park Interpretive Specialist Audrey Lokteff sits down with Grammy Award Winning Sound Archivist and Curator Jeff Place to discuss the connections between the railroad and music. This episode is dedicated to Art Cort, a docent at the California state railroad museum for 29 years.  Art passed away on August 17th, 2020.  He will be best remembered as a museum host, welcoming thousands of guests with warm and happy tunes on his harmonica. He was a long-time participant of the Amtrak Interpretive Program where museum docents narrated the history of the Transcontinental Railroad on board the California Zephyr between Sacramento and Reno.  Art completed over 9,000 hours as a docent which included 128 trips on Amtrak. The railroad museum sends their condolences to his family and the innumerable others in the community that were positively affected by his dedication, adventurous spirit, kindness, and love of the railroad. We will deeply miss our friend and colleague. If you enjoyed this podcast and would like to hear more railroad songs selected by Jeff Place you can use this link to view his Anthology of Classic Railroad Songs: https://libcat.bucknell.edu/title/classic-railroad-songs/oclc/1144567715?referer=di&ht=edition.
30:13
July 03, 2021
Roundhouse Crosstalk Podcast: YOUR Story Here
When you go to a Museum do you see your story reflected in the exhibits and collections? Museums are places that collect and share American Culture, History, and Identity. And like American Culture, History, and Identity, Museums are steeped in echoes of the past. Who is represented in museum collections? Whose stories do we tell? How are we going to move into a shared future? Join Museum Director, Ty Smith, Program & Exhibit Designer, Kim Whitfield, and Museum Curator, Melanie Tran as we tackle these questions with a conversation about American Culture, representation, and shared authority in Museums. There is room for all our stories. Other Civic season activities: https://www.thecivicseason.com/getstarted/ Share your story: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story
46:09
June 25, 2021
CSRM and Angel Island State Park Present: Chinese immigration to California for the Gold Rush and the Transcontinental Railroad
This collaborative program between the California State Railroad Museum and Angel Island State Park travels through California history by examining how Chinese immigration for the Gold Rush and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad led to discriminatory policies in California, which are visible at the Angel Island Immigration Station. This AAPI heritage month, we reflect on California as a gateway to opportunity-- open to some and closed to others. Full program: https://youtu.be/31oqyTwa-Uw Book recommendations: Ghosts of Gold Mountain: https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Gold-Mountain-Transcontinental-Railroad/dp/1328618579 Dragon's Gate: https://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Gate-Golden-Mountain-Chronicles/dp/0064404897/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=dragon%27s+gate&qid=1623176678&s=books&sr=1-1 CSRM Teacher’s guide: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/assets/downloads/2020-Teachers-Guide-Chinese-Railroad-Workers.pdf Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940: https://www.amazon.com/Island-History-Immigrants-1910-1940-Endowment/dp/029599407X
32:55
June 11, 2021
40 years of CSRM--A conversation with Ty Smith and Kim Whitfield
May 2021 marks 40 years of CSRM! Join us this week for a conversation with our Museum Director and Coordinator of Exhibit & Interpretive Programs as they talk about the Railroad Museum’s mission and philosophy. Here at the railroad museum, our lives are made of railroad stories. If you would like to share your own railroad story, we would love to hear it! Visit: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story/
36:27
May 28, 2021
AAPI Stories--An Interview with Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month #AAPImonth and we honor their legacy and contribution to American Culture and the railroad. This week on Roundhouse Crosstalk Podcast in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Park Interpreter II, Kim Whitfield, talks with Chinese Railroad Worker descendant, film producers, and friends of the Museum, Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam about their film documentaries, “Finding Cleveland,” and “Far East Deep South,” and their family history and the history of Chinese immigrants living in the American South during 1800s to mid 1900s. Their new film documentary, Far East Deep South will be making its TV Broadcast debut on “America ReFramed” on World Channel (PBS) on May 4th. It will also stream on PBS.org the rest of May. You can watch it here:  http://bit.ly/ARF_FarEDeepS You can also follow them on Instagram: @fareastdeepsouth @larissalammusic @onlywonmc and Twitter: @fareastdeepso @larissalam @onlywon
32:45
May 07, 2021
Crossing Lines: Rosina Tucker's Story
This podcast will focus on Rosina Tucker, a union organizer and a powerful voice in the Civil Rights Movement. She is best known for her work with the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters--the first African American trade union. Rosina fought to improve working conditions for Pullman Porters. Her work lives on here at the California State Railroad Museum in our Crossing Lines exhibit, which focuses on the many contributions of women on the railroad. Today Audrey Lokteff meets with one of the creators of the Crossing Lines exhibit, Debbie Hollingsworth to learn more about Rosina Tucker. You can find more information of Rosina Tucker and other women railroaders at: https://www.californiarailroad.museum/crossing-lines
34:18
April 23, 2021
Railroad Workers' Oral Histories
This episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk will take an intimate look at the lives of the Black Americans who worked on the railroad. You will hear oral history interviews from the Oregon State Universities African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection, these interviews provide insight into railroad jobs such as, Red Caps, Porters, Waiters, and Cooks. All of these interviews were recorded in the 1980s by Michael Grice, and are now available online. Black Americans held many jobs on the railroad, and these oral stories showcase the diversity of job placement. These interviews will give you a firsthand look at the difficulties faced by the  black workers, their feelings towards the railroad, and the collective memory of shared community among railroad workers.
53:09
April 09, 2021
Black Railroad Workers-- an Interview With Dr. Natalia Fernandez
Today, Jason Rankins our Guide II Supervisor at the California State Railroad Museum, will be speaking with Natalia Fernandez the Interim Director of the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at Oregon State University. Natalia Fernandez is also the curator of the Oregon Multicultural Archives which documents the oral stories and experiences of porters on the railroad during the first half of the 20th century.  If you are interested in listening to the oral history collection you can find it on the Oregon State University Library webpage or access the collection using link provided here: http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/oh29/interviews.html
38:34
March 26, 2021
Black Railroad Workers-- an Interview With Dr. Max Geier
This episode Jason Rankins, our Guide II Supervisor at the California State Railroad Museum, will be speaking with Dr. Max Geier, an Emeritus Professor of History at Western Oregon University. Dr. Geier is also the author of the book “The Color of Night: Race, Railroaders, and Murder in the Wartime West.” His book focuses on railroad workers in California and Oregon. The book investigates the trial and conviction of Robert Folkes, a labor organizer and civil rights activist who served as a railroad cook during World War II in the Pacific Northwest. Geier’s book makes a compelling exploration of race, class, and privilege in the wartime Northwest. It contributes to a more extensive understanding of the roles, positions, and union affiliations that Black railroad workers held during the early to mid-twentieth century. If you are interested in reading Dr. Geier’s book, “The Color of the Night: Race, Railroaders, and Murder in the Wartime West” you can purchase his book on Amazon, or from the Oregon State University Press.
39:29
March 12, 2021
Spec's Story
Thank you everyone for listening to this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk! If you would like to share your story please visit https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story.
17:22
November 20, 2020
Lee Nelson's Story
Thank you everyone for listening to this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk! If you would like to share your story please visit https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story.
28:41
November 06, 2020
Bob Orr's Story
Thank you everyone for listening to this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk! If you would like to share your story please visit https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story.
13:25
October 09, 2020
Dick Noonan's Story
Thank you everyone for listening to this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk! If you would like to share your story please visit https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story.
13:05
September 11, 2020
Special Episode: Granville Wood's and Andrew Beard's Inventions
Thank you everyone for listening to this week's episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk! If you would like to share your story please visit https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story.
13:57
September 05, 2020
Robin Surmont's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Robin Surmont. If you would like to share your story please visit https://www.californiarailroad.museum/my-story. 
15:01
August 28, 2020
Wes Beyer's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Wes Beyer. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
10:28
August 21, 2020
Matthew Blackburn's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Matthew Blackburn. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
07:46
August 14, 2020
John Cockrell's Story
This week we have a phone interview with John Cockrell. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
08:43
August 07, 2020
Robert Powell's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Robert Powell. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
09:23
July 24, 2020
Alan Swanson's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Alan Swanson. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
09:14
July 10, 2020
Joann Cole's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Joann Cole. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
09:27
June 26, 2020
Alan Lew's Story
This week we talk to Alan Lew, a volunteer at the California State Railroad Museum, about his lifelong passion for the railroad and his childhood passion for all things train. If you would like to share your story on this platform please contact Jason Rankins. 
13:56
June 20, 2020
Peter Norgaard's Story
This week we talk to Peter Norgaard, a volunteer at the California State Railroad Museum, about his lifelong passion for the railroad. If you would like to share your story on this platform please contact Jason Rankins. 
09:52
June 12, 2020
Peter Diurni's Story
This week I speak with Peter to discuss, among other things, his childhood fondness for trains and how his family influenced his lifelong passion for the railroad. 
11:37
June 05, 2020
Ken Dixon's Story
This week we have a phone interview with Ken Dixon. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. Your story can include vocational experience, fond childhood memories of trains or even a passion model train collecting!
11:17
May 29, 2020
David Haskell's Story
This week we have a phone interview with David Haskell. Among other things we discuss his time working on the railroad, his poetry, and his love for education. If you would like to share your story please email Jason.rankins@parks.ca.gov to set up an interview. 
13:50
May 22, 2020
Glen Ford's Story
This week we talk to Glen Ford about his decades long story with trains. 
13:36
May 15, 2020
George Palmer's Story
In this weeks episode we sit down with George Palmer to learn about his connection to the railroad.
11:11
May 04, 2020
Earl Tobey's Story
In our first episode of Roundhouse Crosstalk 2019 Docent of the Year recipient Earl Tobey shares why he volunteers at the California State Railroad Museum, what impact railroads have had on his life, and much more. 
11:56
April 15, 2020