Sr. Coordinating Producer and Lead Host,
APRHF Let's Talk Trains Radio Talk Show, 2008-Present,
Nathan has a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi,
in Hattiesburg, Miss. He has been involved with the Let's Talk Trains Show since 2003, as a regular calller, and in 2008
after the death of the show's founder/host, Richard Hamilton, was one of the people to decide to keep the show going.
Nathan was named the Sr. Coordinating Producer and Lead Host of LTT in 2013. The show has grown from an average of 1000
listens per month, to an average of 2500-3000 listens per month. Nathan is a Charter Member of the APRHF and represent
the APRHF at different events including National Train Day, at Chicago Union Station and recently, the inaugural run of
N&W 611 on May 30th. Nathan has been and continues to be a long-time supporter of railroad history especially passenger
Executive Director/Chicago Coordinator,
APRHF Rail Rangers Program, 2014-Present,
Robert Tabern is originally from the Chicagoland area, where he currently resides now with his wife Kandace;
he has also has called Arkansas, Indiana, and Wisconsin home over the years. Robert spent almost two decades
working in broadcast journalism and held various on-air and behind-the-scenes positions at commercial television
and radio stations. He currently works full-time in the travel industry, designing and managing various motor coach and
railroad tours. Robert and Kandace are co-authors of the popular "Outside the Rails" railroad route guide series;
since starting their company in 2011, they have sold several thousand copies of their books. Robert served as the
Chicago Coordinator of the APRHF-sponsored Trails & Rails program that operated on the Southwest Chief between
December 2012 and July 2015. He currently serves as the Executive Director/Chicago Coordinator of the
APRHF Rail Rangers program which provides live narration and other services aboard private rail cars across the Midwest.
Jason Haxton Museum Director at A.T. Still University
since 2001, Kirksville, Missouri.
Truman State University Administrator.
Jason Haxton has worked on several projects with the
Smithsonian Institute Museums,
served as a researcher/benefactor with the state capitol of Missouri, and a lecturer with
Missouri's Arts Council.
He is a member of several local historical groups.
Jason Haxton facilitates exhibits that have served almost 3-million visitors across the USA
and travels frequently overseas with exhibits to Germany, Russia, Australia, Canada, and England.
He has received federal grants for curriculum development for schools across the nation,
and for preservation & protection of artifacts.