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Tracks Ahead (1990– )

TV Series | 30 min | Documentary

Tracks Ahead is a favorite among train enthusiasts because it gives rail fanatics a chance to visit exotic rail destinations they may only read or dream about. Tracks Ahead presents the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model ...See moreTracks Ahead is a favorite among train enthusiasts because it gives rail fanatics a chance to visit exotic rail destinations they may only read or dream about. Tracks Ahead presents the best of steam locomotives, railroad stories, model trains, scenic rail journeys and art. It also appeals to the staunch "railheads" as the program also features the technical aspect of trains and layouts. See less
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9   |   8   |   7   |   6   |   5   |   4   |   3   |   2  | …   See all
Creator
Chuck Zehner (creator: original concept)
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Updated Dec 31, 1990

Release date (First episode)
1990 (United States)
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187 cast members
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Spencer Christian
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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Robb Edwards
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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Kevin Pulz
Narrator / Himself - Narrator Narrator / Himself - Narrator   See fewer
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15
Glenn Riley
Narrator / Herself - Narrator Narrator / Herself - Narrator   See fewer
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15
Dan Jones
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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14
Chuck Zehner
Himself / Host Himself / Host   See fewer
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13
Ward Kimball
Himself - Host Himself - Host   See fewer
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13
Darlyne Haertlein
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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9
David Baule
Himself / Himself - Narrator Himself / Himself - Narrator   See fewer
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2
Paul Dalleska
Himself / Huckleberry RR, MI / RR Shop Supervisor, Huckleberry RR Himself / Huckleberry RR, MI / RR Shop Supervisor, Huckleberry RR   See fewer
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Susan Borri
Herself - Narrator Herself - Narrator   See fewer
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Lois Mauer
Herself - Narrator Herself - Narrator   See fewer
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Mike Burgett
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John Neilson
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Cal Miller
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Tom Varitek
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Barbara Miller
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Louis Rugani
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Rex Angeli
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Erhard Baltrusch
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Michael Beckham
General Manager, Michigan Star Clipper / Himself General Manager, Michigan Star Clipper / Himself   See fewer
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Jim Boyd
Author / Himself Author / Himself   See fewer
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Jack Bradley
Himself / Park Managr Himself / Park Managr   See fewer
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Frederik Braun
Himself / Owner, Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany Himself / Owner, Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany   See fewer
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Gerrit Braun
Himself / Owner, Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany Himself / Owner, Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg, Germany   See fewer
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Eric Brooman
Himself / Utah Belt Railroad Himself / Utah Belt Railroad   See fewer
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Shirley Burman
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Roger Carp
Himself / Senior Editor, Classic Toy Trains Himself / Senior Editor, Classic Toy Trains   See fewer
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Leon Drake Sr.
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Gary Edlen
Cascade Timber and Mining RR / Himself Cascade Timber and Mining RR / Himself   See fewer
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Ione Edlen
Herself Herself   See fewer
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John Edris
Founder / Gen. Mgr., Hesston Steam Museum / Himself Founder / Gen. Mgr., Hesston Steam Museum / Himself   See fewer
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Mara Eldred
Herself / White Creek Railroad Herself / White Creek Railroad   See fewer
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Russ Eldred
Himself / White Creek Railroad Himself / White Creek Railroad   See fewer
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Jack Franklin
Gen. Mgr., East Troy Electric Railroad / Himself Gen. Mgr., East Troy Electric Railroad / Himself   See fewer
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Jim Fredrickson
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Bill Gardner
Himself / President and CEO, Wisconsin & Southern RR Himself / President and CEO, Wisconsin & Southern RR   See fewer
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Paul Hammond
Himself - Dir. of Public Prg. - Ca. State RR Museum Himself - Dir. of Public Prg. - Ca. State RR Museum   See fewer
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Eugene Hoffmann
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Jeff Honeyman
Engineer, Washington Park & Zoo Railroad / Himself Engineer, Washington Park & Zoo Railroad / Himself   See fewer
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Loici Ivanuc
Engineer, Wassertalbahn / Himself Engineer, Wassertalbahn / Himself   See fewer
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L. Andrew Jugle
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Ken Karrels
Himself / Karrels Double K Ranch Himself / Karrels Double K Ranch   See fewer
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Mary Karrels
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Stan Kistler
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Elliott Klein
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Bob Klessig
Great Falls Model Railroad Club / Himself Great Falls Model Railroad Club / Himself   See fewer
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Michael Klier
Himself / Theater Arts Productions Himself / Theater Arts Productions   See fewer
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Daryl Kruse
Himself / Model Railroader Himself / Model Railroader   See fewer
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Leopold Langtaler
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Dan Lardinois
Himself - Maint. Suprv. - Bay Beach Amusement Park Himself - Maint. Suprv. - Bay Beach Amusement Park   See fewer
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Gary Lenhoff
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Philip Lockett
Himself / Pub. Off., Railway Preservation Society of Ireland Himself / Pub. Off., Railway Preservation Society of Ireland   See fewer
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Dan Markoff
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Ditty Markoff
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Doyle McCormack
Himself / Restoration Expert Himself / Restoration Expert   See fewer
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Kathy Meinke
Herself - Media Relations - Cinergy Corp. Herself - Media Relations - Cinergy Corp.   See fewer
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Eric Michaelson
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Gerry Mooney
Fireman / Himself Fireman / Himself   See fewer
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Mike Polsgrove
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John Potter
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Frank Proud
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Tom Proud
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Ted Rita
Asst. Gen. Mgr., Hesston Steam Museum / Himself Asst. Gen. Mgr., Hesston Steam Museum / Himself   See fewer
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Joe Scales
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Lynn Schaffner
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Michael Scheenberger
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Howard Schrader
Himself / Schrader Enterprises Inc. Himself / Schrader Enterprises Inc.   See fewer
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Joanne Schrader
Herself / Schrader Enterprises Inc. Herself / Schrader Enterprises Inc.   See fewer
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John Smith
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Tom Speer
Himself Himself   See fewer
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John M. 'Jack' Starr
Himself / President, Pacific Locomotive Assoc. Himself / President, Pacific Locomotive Assoc.   See fewer
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Norm Stenzel
Himself / Sales Manager Digitrax Inc. Himself / Sales Manager Digitrax Inc.   See fewer
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Jim Swofford
Himself - Marketing Dir. - Pacific Locomotive Assoc. Himself - Marketing Dir. - Pacific Locomotive Assoc.   See fewer
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Richard Taylor
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Dick Tomlinson
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David Tutwiler
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Lou Ullian
Himself / Model Railroader Himself / Model Railroader   See fewer
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Bob Vinton
Great Falls Model Railroad Club / Himself Great Falls Model Railroad Club / Himself   See fewer
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Tina Westergaard
Herself / Spec. Fac. Mgr., Bay Beach Amusement Park Herself / Spec. Fac. Mgr., Bay Beach Amusement Park   See fewer
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Bob Withorn
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Charlie Zuecher
Himself / Public Relations Mgr., Grand Canyon Rwy. Himself / Public Relations Mgr., Grand Canyon Rwy.   See fewer
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Mike Beckemeier
Himself / North American Prototype Modelers Himself / North American Prototype Modelers   See fewer
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Dean Bittick
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Mathew Casford
BNSF Engineer, CA / Himself BNSF Engineer, CA / Himself   See fewer
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Brian Casull
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Rebecca Casull
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Sue Cooper
Great Smoky Mountains Train Museum / Herself Great Smoky Mountains Train Museum / Herself   See fewer
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Tim Cooper
Great Smoky Mountains Train Museum / Himself Great Smoky Mountains Train Museum / Himself   See fewer
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Ray Cox
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Susan S. Davis
Herself / Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum Herself / Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum   See fewer
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Fermin Estrada
Himself / Historian, Verde Canyon Railroad Himself / Historian, Verde Canyon Railroad   See fewer
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Wolf Fengler
Himself / San Bernardino RHS, CA Himself / San Bernardino RHS, CA   See fewer
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Wendall Hoffman
Dakota Southern Railway / Himself Dakota Southern Railway / Himself   See fewer
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William Holt Jr.
Himself / Willow Associates Himself / Willow Associates   See fewer
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Alex Huff
Dakota Southern Railway / Himself Dakota Southern Railway / Himself   See fewer
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Jerry J. Jacobson
Himself / Owner & CEO, Ohio Central Railroad System Himself / Owner & CEO, Ohio Central Railroad System   See fewer
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Rod Johnston
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Hiroshi Kato
Himself / President, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd. Himself / President, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.   See fewer
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Yoshinobu Kato
Himself / Master Controller of Train Operations, Central Japan Railway Co. Himself / Master Controller of Train Operations, Central Japan Railway Co.   See fewer
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Yuji Kato
Chairman, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd. / Himself Chairman, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd. / Himself   See fewer
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Darrell Klompmaker
Himself / Merrick Light Railway Himself / Merrick Light Railway   See fewer
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Kelly Christian Lynch
Fort Wayne Railroad, Indiana / Himself Fort Wayne Railroad, Indiana / Himself   See fewer
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Robert L. MacDonald
Himself / Narrow Gauge Railroad Historian Himself / Narrow Gauge Railroad Historian   See fewer
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Michael Manwiller
Chief Mechanical Officer, Heber Valley RR, UT / Himself Chief Mechanical Officer, Heber Valley RR, UT / Himself   See fewer
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Amy McMillan
Director, Genessee County Parks / Herself Director, Genessee County Parks / Herself   See fewer
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Tishihido Mikawa
Driver, Japan Rail West Hiroshima Bureau / Himself Driver, Japan Rail West Hiroshima Bureau / Himself   See fewer
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Karl Nelson
Himself / Operations Manager, BG & CM Railroad Himself / Operations Manager, BG & CM Railroad   See fewer
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Yoshifumi Okuyama
Himself / Public Relations, Japan Rail West Himself / Public Relations, Japan Rail West   See fewer
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Hiroyuki Ono
Deputy Director, Umekoji Steam Museum / Himself Deputy Director, Umekoji Steam Museum / Himself   See fewer
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David Oram
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Stan Patterson
Himself / President, Washington and Idaho Railway Himself / President, Washington and Idaho Railway   See fewer
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Teresa Propeck
Herself / Marketing Director, Verde Canyon Railroad Herself / Marketing Director, Verde Canyon Railroad   See fewer
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C. David Pulse
Himself / President, Houghton County Historical Society Himself / President, Houghton County Historical Society   See fewer
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John Rimmasch
CEO, Wasatch RR Contractors, WY / Himself CEO, Wasatch RR Contractors, WY / Himself   See fewer
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Bob Ryan
Himself - Boothbay Railway Village Himself - Boothbay Railway Village   See fewer
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Tomoyoshi Sato
Central Japan Railway Co. / Head of Maintenance / Himself Central Japan Railway Co. / Head of Maintenance / Himself   See fewer
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Akira Shirakawa
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Tim Sposato
Chief Mechanical Officer, Ohio Central Railroad System / Himself Chief Mechanical Officer, Ohio Central Railroad System / Himself   See fewer
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William Strawn II
Himself / President, Ohio Central Railroad System Himself / President, Ohio Central Railroad System   See fewer
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Nozomi Tokai
Central Japan Railway Co. / Herself Central Japan Railway Co. / Herself   See fewer
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Dennis Varian
Himself / Superintendent of Transportation, Ohio Central Railroad System Himself / Superintendent of Transportation, Ohio Central Railroad System   See fewer
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Tadayuki Watanabe
Himself / Public Relations Director, Museum Meiji-Mura Himself / Public Relations Director, Museum Meiji-Mura   See fewer
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John Woods
Arborway TT & NW Railroad / Himself Arborway TT & NW Railroad / Himself   See fewer
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Bob Yanosey
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Bob Zoeller
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Gil Bennett
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Kean Burenga
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Randol Catri
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Tony Clark
Himself / Public Relations, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company Himself / Public Relations, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company   See fewer
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Rodney Crawford
Himself / Volunteer, Steam Railroading Institute Himself / Volunteer, Steam Railroading Institute   See fewer
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David Dunn
Executive Director, RR Museum of Pennsylvania / Himself Executive Director, RR Museum of Pennsylvania / Himself   See fewer
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David Eggleston
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Howard Fogg
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Jeff Forbis
Himself / President, McCloud Railway Himself / President, McCloud Railway   See fewer
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Jeff Foster
Himself / VP, Bay Creek Railway Himself / VP, Bay Creek Railway   See fewer
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T.J. Gaffney
Executive Director, Steam Railroading Institute / Himself Executive Director, Steam Railroading Institute / Himself   See fewer
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Steve Garofalo
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Barney Gramling
Chief Mechanical Officer, Steam Railroading Institute / Himself Chief Mechanical Officer, Steam Railroading Institute / Himself   See fewer
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Betty Gray
Herself / McCloud Heritage Junction Museum Herself / McCloud Heritage Junction Museum   See fewer
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Bob Gray
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Buck Guthrie
Himself / Toy Train Barn and Argyle & Eastern RR Himself / Toy Train Barn and Argyle & Eastern RR   See fewer
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Tom Hickenlooper
Himself / Lead Engineer, Quantum Engineering Inc. Himself / Lead Engineer, Quantum Engineering Inc.   See fewer
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Steve Hites
Himself / St. Kitts Scenic Railway Himself / St. Kitts Scenic Railway   See fewer
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Dan Hoag
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Patience Hoag
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Pam Hopkins
Herself / Passenger - Tucson, Arizona Herself / Passenger - Tucson, Arizona   See fewer
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Tom Kenna
Himself / Marketing Director, Panama Canal Railway Co. Himself / Marketing Director, Panama Canal Railway Co.   See fewer
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John Kirchner
Himself / Trains Unlimited Himself / Trains Unlimited   See fewer
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Larry Koehl
Himself / Trainmaster, EnterTrainment Junction Himself / Trainmaster, EnterTrainment Junction   See fewer
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Norifumi Kubotera
Director, General Operations Depot, Hakone Tozan Railway / Himself Director, General Operations Depot, Hakone Tozan Railway / Himself   See fewer
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Trevor Lees
Himself / Passenger - New Zealand Himself / Passenger - New Zealand   See fewer
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Larry LeMond
Himself / VP Operations, Bay Coast Railroad Himself / VP Operations, Bay Coast Railroad   See fewer
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Edward Loizeaux
Himself Himself   See fewer
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David Ludlow
Executive Director, Wilmington and Western Railroad / Himself Executive Director, Wilmington and Western Railroad / Himself   See fewer
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Alfredo Mancia
Engineer - La Trochita / Himself Engineer - La Trochita / Himself   See fewer
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Eric Maschwitz
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Himself Himself   See fewer
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Mike McGinley
Director of Engineering and Construction, Metrolink / Himself Director of Engineering and Construction, Metrolink / Himself   See fewer
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Linn Moedinger
Himself / President & CMO, Strasburg RR Himself / President & CMO, Strasburg RR   See fewer
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Joe Nemmer
Business Manager, Railtown 1897 SHP / Himself Business Manager, Railtown 1897 SHP / Himself   See fewer
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Golden Spike National Historic Site / Himself Golden Spike National Historic Site / Himself   See fewer
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Asst. General Manager, Bay Coast Railroad / Himself Asst. General Manager, Bay Coast Railroad / Himself   See fewer
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Ed Rosengren
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George Sapp
Chief Mechanical Officer, Railtown 1897 SHP / Himself Chief Mechanical Officer, Railtown 1897 SHP / Himself   See fewer
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Conductor, Shasta Sunset Dinner Train / Himself Conductor, Shasta Sunset Dinner Train / Himself   See fewer
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Frank Sirinek
Electric Car Dept., Illinois Railway Museum / Himself Electric Car Dept., Illinois Railway Museum / Himself   See fewer
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8.4 / 10 | 26 votes