Guest host Dennis Reese talks with Richard C. Carpenter, author of A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Vol. 5 (Iowa and Minnesota). A pivotal point in the discussion is the year 1946 when trains and railroads had quite a different presence than today.
For nine days, starting next week, Iowa will be railroad heaven for fans of old trains. Thousands of people will be climbing aboard, photographing, or just admiring the romance of an earlier time. An organization of railroad buffs is bringing its national meeting to Iowa for the first time.