About the MrT Podcast Studio:

About The MrT Podcast Studio provides an overview of the podcast streams found on the site.

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, covering journeys in March and April 2019, commenced publication in January 2020. The rail journeys covered include the Southwest Chief, the City of New Orleans, the Sunset Limited, part of the route of the Coast Starlight and the Pacific Surfliner. These journeys cover 6,322 miles taken by train and rail replacement bus (after the train broke down in Carbondale, Illinois – see here).

For many isolated communities the Amtrak service, often a single train each day in each direction, is the only rail passenger service that they have.

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.

Talking History

A series of talks by members of the Farnham U3A World History group.

These talks frequently cover little known or unusual topics during the period between 1800 and 1939.

The talks cover topics such as ‘How the West was Won’, The Boer War and other Colonial Adventures, ‘Spending a Penny’ and many others.

The talks are published on a monthly basis throughout the year .

The individual podcasts are here

Click on here to visit the Farnham U3A Home Page

Click here for details about the World History Group

Talking Business

A series of talks from SFRD Services Limited, a consultancy specialising in:

  • Advice on business process improvements, and
  • The planning and implementation of commercial systems projects.

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.

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
  • The Dean Forest Railway
  • Steam Dreams at 20

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