About The MrT Podcast Studio:
Welcome to About the MrT Podcast Studio, an overview of the podcast streams found on the site:
- US Rail Journeys
- Life on the Watercress Line
- Surrey’s Greener Future
- Talking History
- Talking Business
- Potpourri – a miscellany
US Rail Journeys
These podcasts cover travels across the United States using Amtrak’s long distance train services.
Series 1 covers journeys on the Coast Starlight, the Empire Builder and the California Zephyr. These journeys took place in September and October 2017.
Series 2 covers journeys on the Southwest Chief, the City of New Orleans, the Sunset Limited, part of the route of the Coast Starlight and the Pacific Surfliner. In all 6,322 miles taken by train and rail replacement bus (the City of New Orleans broke down in Carbondale, Illinois – see here).
For many isolated communities the Amtrak service, often a single train each day in each direction, is their only rail passenger service.
The individual podcasts are here
Click here to visit the Amtrak Home Page
Life on the Watercress Line
The Watercress Line is a preserved heritage railway.
It runs from Alton to Alresford in Hampshire and was built by the Alton, Alresford and Winchester Railway Company to connect to the existing lines at Alton and Winchester. It opened on 2 October 1865. The line earned its name because it carried much of the watercress grown on local farms.
British Railways closed the line in 1973; the section between Alton and Alresford was bought by the Mid-Hants Railway, a registered charity, and now services run throughout much of the year. In addition there are a number of ‘special feature’ days that will be covered in these podcasts.
The individual podcasts are here
Click here to visit the Watercress Line Home Page
Surrey’s Greener Future
This series of podcasts covers activities taken as part of Surrey County Council’s to tackle the effects of Climate Change. The podcasts will cover both:
- Activities that individuals can take to make a difference, and
- A number of local projects, selected for support by the council.
Listen to this series of podcasts here.
A series of talks by members of the Farnham u3a World History group.
These talks often cover little known or unusual topics during the period between 1800 and 1939.
You’ll find talks such as ‘How the West was Lost’, ‘The Boer War and other Colonial Adventures’, ‘Spending a Penny’ and many others.
The talks are published throughout the year and the podcasts are here
Click on here to visit the Farnham u3a Home Page
Click here for details about the World History Group
An occasional series of talks from SFRD Services Limited, a consultancy specialising in:
- Advice on business process improvements,
- The planning and implementation of commercial systems projects,
- Ideas for best practice in pricing.
The talks are based on over 40 years experience gained working both in the UK and overseas for large multinational organisations involved in the manufacture of products used across many industries, in healthcare, research and also the consumer sector.
The speakers experiences should help your company to avoid the mistakes made so often by others.
The podcasts are here.
Potpourri – a little bit of everything
The purpose of this category is to publish one off podcasts.
These podcasts do not fit in to the other categories on this site and will be published on an occasional basis so keep your eyes and ears open for them.
The individual podcasts are here.
Current podcasts to listen to in this category:
- The Mike Hawthorn Grand Prix de Farnham – here.
- The Dean Forest Railway – here.
- Steam Dreams at 20 – here.
- Various exhibitions by the Farnham u3a Painting groups.
Enjoying the Podcasts ?
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- Listen on Amazon Music, Castbox, iTunes/ Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Podchaser, Spotify and Stitcher in addition to this site.
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