The 1950’s and 60’s were a special time for children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Each day there was a kiddy television show called Lunch With Casey. It featured Roger Awsumb as railroad engineer Casey Jones and aired on WTCN channel 11. Roger Awsumb was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on July 10, 1928 to Ardin and […]
Celebrating Casey Jones at the Minnesota Transportation Museum
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the Minnesota Transportation Museum at the Jackson Street Roundhouse will be celebrating the birthday of the real life Casey Jones, Jonathon Luther Jones. There will be cookies and milk, and a bit of history. The…
Merry Christmas from Lunch With Casey!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Going forward in 2019, I’ll try and post a few more Casey Jones items here and other kids show host material on Minnesota Kid Vid.
Ann Silver meets Casey Jones 1963
Ann Silver met Casey Jones at Queen Anne’s Kiddieland in the summer of 1963. Casey regularly appeared at the park, meeting with kids and driving them on the train. Ann posted on Facebook, “Here is is me with Casey Jones,…
Casey and Santa in 1956
This was a holiday event at North High, promoting West Broadway. It may be November 24, 1956. Casey and Santa arrive in a helicopter. And they posed for photos. Lots of kids and parents in line for Casey…
Merry Christmas from Lunch with Casey!
Thanks to everyone for remembering what a great show Lunch With Casey was. We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. Celebrate with a little Walking in my Winter Underwear!
Casey Jones at Roberta Brown’s 40th Birthday
I came across a photo on Facebook with Casey at Roberta Brown’s 40th birthday party. I contacted her to see if I could share her photo and she had a wonderful story to share. Eighteen years ago I decided…
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the Minnesota Transportation Museum at the Jackson Street Roundhouse will be celebrating the birthday of the real life Casey Jones, Jonathon Luther Jones. There will be cookies and milk, and a bit of history. The museum will be showing bits of the Lunch with Casey program, along with the old […]
Roundhouse Rodney put together this little film tour of the Tonka Truck factory in Minnetonka Minnesota. The clip is a film transfer from a video tape episode of The Roundhouse Rodney Show, which ran on KTCA, channel 2, in the mid-seventies. I suspect this clip was prepared for the Tonka company. The film […]
Over the years, Casey Jones sold various products including the Casey Jones Joke Book, a Casey Jones railroad hat, and more. In the early sixties, he offered a Casey Jones Railroad Watch, which was an actual pocket watch produced by Ingraham. The price was a hefty $3.95, which would translate to about $32 in […]