railroads

Jefferson Exchange | November 27, 2013
10:42 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Getting The Railroad Show On Track

Yes, it's a MODEL railroad.
Credit Graham Causer/Wikimedia

Tony Johnson talks trains and this weekend's Rogue Valley Railroad Show.

What IS it about trains? 

They're just like big trucks and busses on steel rails… but the people who love them think of them as far more than that. 

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Jefferson Exchange | November 7, 2013
10:42 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Crime On Rails: Murder In Lower 13

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Larry Mullaly and Victoria Law talk about a 1943 murder that still reverberates in Oregon.

The famous robbery-turned-murder outside Ashland may be Oregon's most famous railroad crime story, but there are others. 

Including the story of "Murder in Lower Birth 13," which is the title of a presentation on the 1943 crime, November 8th at the Ashland Library. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 31, 2013
10:48 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Getting California's High-Speed Rail On Track

Artist rendering of a possible high-speed rail future.
Credit California High-Speed Rail Authority

Lisa Alley of California High-Speed Rail Authority talks trains, tracks and plans.

High-speed trains zoom across countries in Europe and Asia, but the United States is moving slowly toward fast trains (150 mph and faster). 

California's planned high-speed rail system recently broke ground, amid lingering questions about costs and timelines.  We talk with the High-Speed Rail Authority about plans and progress.

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