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RAILWAY MANIA Ep.5 - 'Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain? (with Simon A.C. Martin)'

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    It thrills me to announce the launch of RAILWAY MANIA, a Podcast aimed at fans of Railways of all kinds. My aim is to provide enthusiasts with something entertaining and maybe even educational. Hopefully it's something you can pop on in the background whilst you are modelling, for example.

    The focus is mainly going to be on the UK scene but will encompass the world when the subject demands it.


    Railway Mania will cover everything from Model Railways to the Prototype, Mountain to Underground Railways and everything in between.


    Episode 1 is around the 12 minute mark to give a light introduction, future episodes will likely grow in length. The main thing is that one should be able to pick it up and put it down at any time.

    Click here to go to the first episode on AudioBoom, where there is also the option to subscribe on Apple Podcasts so that it appears on your phone.

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    Episode 1 focuses on the real ‘Railway Mania’, the craze in 1840s Britain to build as many railways as possible, and the consequences when that bubble burst…

    If you would prefer a YouTube link to subscribe to or watch on a one-off, here's the Railway Mania channel


    Most of all, I hope it is enjoyable.

    Thanks!
     
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    'evenin all

    In between podcast releases I'd like to fill up the gaps with more videos.This one's actually a re-release but I hope if you haven't seen it before, you enjoy it! It's from back in 2014 at The Great Goodbye in Shildon.

    I mixed a bit of classical music in with Joe Duddington's retelling of the steam speed record attempt.

     
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    Episode 4 is out now!

    WAR. Conflict is at the heart of this episode, which focuses on the US Army Transportation Corps and the War Department's railways during the build up to the invasion of Normandy in 1944, and the challenge of how to land hundreds of trains in hostile territory, ready to roll.

    Click HERE to listen to Episode 4 on Audioboom

    Click HERE to watch Episode 4 on YouTube

    For the first time I have added imagery to the YouTube version as a visual aid for those who prefer watching on that channel.

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    A little bit of extra content this week, here's a few highlights from the 'District 150' steam specials over the weekend.
     
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    Episode 5

    Edward Thompson, Hero or Villain?

    Every story from history has its 'goodies' and 'baddies', but how much of our perception of these events is influenced by the storytellers? Today I'm joined by Simon A.C. Martin, who is working on a book about the engineer Edward Thompson, who took over from Sir Nigel Gresley as Chief Mechanical Engineer on the London and North Eastern Railway at the height of World War Two. Thompson has often been criticised for his designs and decisions, but how much of this is justified? Simon is looking to set the record straight using contemporary reference material.


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    Click HERE for Audioboom link


    Click HERE for YouTube (has the added extra of images to show what we're talking about)
     
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