Conversations with Brian Solomon

A biweekly podcast with Trains columnist Brian Solomon
Railroad author and photographer Brian Solomon produces this exclusive biweekly podcast for Trains Magazine. You can catch his column monthly in the magazine or his daily railroad photography blog at briansolomon.com/trackingthelight.
Brian continues his chat with Bob Bentley of the Massachusetts Central to discuss shortline railroading in New England. This is the second installment in a multi-part interview.

Trains' Associate Editor Brian Schmidt and locomotive correspondent Chris Guss join Solomon this week to discuss cameras and railroad photography.

Brian talks with rail industry veteran Dan Bigda about issues in the industry and, specifically, the railcar supply business. This is the first in a multi-part conversation.

Brian Solomon sits down with Trains' passenger columnist Bob Johnston and retired Amtrak engineer Craig Willett to talk about the national passenger carrier. This is the second in a multi-part conversation that began in Episode 2.

Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 7
Brian talks with Trains' Senior Graphic Designer Drew Halverson about the art of railroad photography. Topics include favorite places to visit, differences between the U.S. and Europe, and perspectives on time.

Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 6
Brian sits down with Bob Bentley of the Massachusetts Central to discuss shortline railroading in New England while a train rolls by their meeting spot.

Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 5
Brian Solomon talks with David Swirk, the new owner of the legendary Conway Scenic Railway in New Hampshire.

Beebe and Clegg are names synonymous with early railroad photography and familiar to most any railfan today. Brian talks with photographer and author John Gruber about their legacy in the 21st century.

Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 3
Brian has a lively chat with Trains' designers: Art Director Tom Danneman and Senior Graphic Designer Drew Halverson about railroad photography, train-watching out West, and the cameras they use.

Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 2
Brian Solomon sits down with Trains' passenger columnist Bob Johnston and retired Amtrak engineer Craig Willett to talk about the national passenger carrier. This is the first in a multi-part conversation.

Conversations with Brian Solomon, Episode 1
Trains' columnist Brian Solomon interviews Associate Editor Brian Schmidt in his inaugural podcast. Learn about Solomon's new book on European railroads and his background as a professional railfan.
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