In this episode, I visit the Amarillo Railroad Museum in Amarillo, Texas and get a tour of the White Train, which was used to transport nuclear weapons between Pantex Plant and many other facilities of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex between the 1950s and 1980s. I had the opportunity to speak to Katie Braughton, the Pantex Plant historian, who shares some background on the White Train and the transportation of nuclear weapons. Then I take a peek inside a former guard escort coach that used to protect the train whilst en-route to its many destinations.

Special thanks to the Outrider Foundation, the Jubitz Family Foundation, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for providing funding support. To learn more how to get involved with reducing the risks of nuclear weapons, visit

To learn in-depth information about nuclear weapons, visit the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies website


Image Credits:
Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Highways – Mother Jones
Nuclear Weapons Routes – Radioactive Waste Campaign
Images of nuclear weapons facilities – National Nuclear Security Administration –…


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