Podcast #9 – The Death and Life of Passenger Rail with Mike Hicks

St Paul’s newly remodeled Union Depot train station.

The next podcast is here!

It’s an interview with our very own contributor, Mike Hicks. Mike also blogs about  rail transportation at Hi/Zeph/400, and he and met up a little while ago in downtown Minneapolis next to the old Milwaukee Road Depot. The train station is a hotel now, but that didn’t stop us from imagining what it was like back in the heyday of passenger rail, or from me forcing Mike to make some predictions the state of Twin Cities rail a decade from now.

We had a great conversation about trains in the Twin Cities. I hope you enjoy it!

Here’s a link to the audio file. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.