How railroads shaped Waco

On this episode:

Railroad Historian Brad Linda tells us how Waco and surrounding communities grew along major rail lines. We talk specifically about the Cotton Belt Railroad that ran all the way from St. Louis to Gatesville. 

About our sponsor:

Brotherwell Brewing is the official local brewery of the Waco History Podcast. Back on tap, try the Shelter in Haze, Hazy IPA. And look for their beers in the Wooded Acres H-E-B! That’s Brotherwell Brewing, on historic Bridge Street. The beer that pairs perfectly with Waco History. 

About the Waco History Podcast

The Waco History Podcast is co-hosted by Randy Lane and Dr. Stephen Sloan. Randy Lane is the great-grandson of Waco architect Roy E. Lane. He’s also a former American Forces Network Radio DJ and is currently the host of the Charity Champions Podcast.

Stephen heads the Oral History Institute at Baylor University. He’s authored several books and created and developed WacoHistory.org, a website and free mobile app for learning more about Waco’s history.
Together they’re telling the known and unknown stories of Waco’s past.

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