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The Lubetkin Media Companies

At the Lubetkin Media Companies, we tell our clients' stories in sound and images.

Our Professional Podcasts division produces award-winning, broadcast-quality audio and video program content for the Web.

Steve Lubetkin Photography produces dramatic and artistic corporate, event, documentary and lifestyle photography.

Our Elevator Pitch Videos unit creates economical entry-level videos for organizations and individuals for use as video résumés or for inclusion on their websites.

State Broadcast News is an audio, video, and photojournalism news service that produces our own original news coverage content for other news organizations and for our own branding.

We are members of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association, the Radio and Television Digital News Association, and the Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley.

Steve is a Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) based on examination by the National Court Reporters Association and has been commissioned as a Notary Public for the State of New Jersey.

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Aug 18, 2009

We have renamed our podcast to match the new branding of our blog. “Lubetkin on Communications” better captures the goal of our blog and podcast series, which is to provide a forum for discussion of important communications and public relations Teller painting no frameissues with newsmakers in the field.
But in this episode, we depart from our coverage of public relations to chat with an old friend, David Kwechansky of Toronto, about the most famous electric locomotive in railroading history, the GG-1.
David commissioned Grif Teller, the Pennsylvania Railroad’s legendary calendar artist, to paint the image above for David’s personal collection.
Then he got a bright idea.
Wouldn’t it be cool to ask NJ Transit for a ride on that exact GG-1 locomotive?
I was doing public relations for Conrail. Conrail was the contract operator of commuter rail service for NJ Transit in New Jersey when I was assigned to make the arrangements for David’s engine ride. David’s journey to New Jersey to ride GG-1 #4884 and pick up his painting from Grif Teller’s Little Falls, NJ, studio were the subject of an extensive article in Trains Magazine in December 1981.
Kwechansky and GG1 October 1980 
Three years later, “PodWife” Judy and I got to ride in the cab of GG-1 #4877 when NJ Transit sponsored a special railfan excursion to celebrate the retirement of the last GG-1 from regular rail service. There were several railfan rides on October 29, 1983, but Judy and I were lucky enough to be in the cab on the very last run of the day…and I had a microcassette recorder with me to capture some of the sounds – decades before podcasting became available.
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Keywords: lubetkin, nj, new jersey, gg-1, railroad, loewy, locomotive, electric, penn central, nj transit, prr, kwechansky, trains magazine, grif teller, painting, trains, railfan

Produced in the studios of Professional Podcasts LLC, Cherry Hill, NJ.