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Chris Guenzler Millionth Rail Mile
Trip (April 25-27, 2007)
& Celebration (April 27, 2007)

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April 25 - May 3, 2007 - Chris Guenzler Millionth Rail Mile: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Chris Guenzler and I met through my association with Steve Grande, and Ray Burns when I started writing for TrainWeb. Chris had written many rail travelogues for TrainWeb, which I had read online, but I had never met him. One day, when I was in the TrainWeb office turning in a story, when the TrainWeb office was on the 2nd floor of the Fullerton Santa Fe Amtrak Station, Chris quickly came in to drop off a story and I met him. After seeing the only picture of him on his website, I was surprised at... Read More>>

April 25-27, 2007 - The Chris Guenzler Millionth Mile Celebration Southwest Chief: Report & Photos by Tony Escarcega. The Amazing Chris Guenzler was closing in on a milestone. He was about to mark his one millionth mile of passenger rail travel. This would be accomplished on Amtrak train #4 the Southwest Chief as it crossed the Missouri River Bridge on the... Read More>>

April 25-27, 2007 - Amtrak Round-Trip from Pennsylvania to La Plata, Missouri: Report & Photos by Dutch Myers. Amtrak from Harrisburg, PA, through Pittsburgh and Chicago, to the Chris Guenzler Millionth Rail Mile Celebration in La Plata Missouri... Read More>>

The above million rail miles include rail travel on Amtrak, commuter routes, tourist railways, and other special rail trips including rare mileage. As far as we know, Chris Gunezler may have been the first private passenger to travel over one million miles by rail in the United States. Naturally there are railroad staff such as Engineers, Conductors, and other professional railroad staff that have traveled more than one million rail miles as part of their day to day job. There might even be commuters who have traveled over one million miles by rail, but that would be over the same trackage again and again to and from work rather than on every Amtrak route, most commuter routes, most of the tourist railways, and many other tracks throughout the United States.

Chris Guenzler Millionth Amtrak Mile
Trip (April 5-7, 2008)
& Celebration (April 7, 2008)

The below rail trip celebrates Chris Guenzler reaching travel of One Million miles just on Amtrak. Chris has traveled on every Amtrak route in the United States, including many routes that no longer exist.

April 5-7, 2008 - The Millionth Amtrak Mile Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I packed and stopped by the store for some things for the trip. Jeff Hartmann called and said he wanted to leave his car at the station so we would have transportation when we returned. He would be by at 2:15 PM to pick me up. Since my... Read More>>

April 7, 2008 - Chris Guenzler reaches One Million Miles Traveled on Amtrak: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. Part I was about getting to Chris Guenzler's Amtrak Million Mile Celebration in LaPlata, MO, April 7, 2008. Part II is about the celebration which took place on the Amtrak Platform at the LaPlata Station, the Silver Rails Events Center in town, the City and immediate area Tour, and finally the Dinner at the Events Center... Read More>>

April 7, 2008 - : Photo Travelogue by Dutch Myers. This is a photo travelogue of my Amtrak travel from Pennsylvania to La Plata, Missouri to attend Chris Guenzler's celebration of a million miles traveled by rail. My journey was round trip on the same trains - the Pennsylvanian, the Capitol Limited and the Southwest Chief. Although this is a photo travelogue, some explanatory text is necessary. However, I will keep it to a minimum. Train photos from the same locations during the round trip are grouped together. Due to nighttime traveling, some locations have no photographs. The first section is on the Pennsylvanian from Harrisburg to Johnstown. The few Pittsburgh photos are placed in the Capitol Limited photos from Pittsburgh to Chicago. The Southwest Chief has... Read More>>

April 5, 2008 - Photos of Chris Guenzler Millionth Rail Mile plus Refurbished Pacific Parlour Car Preview by Jonathon Ortiz. April 5th I went to Knolwoods where at 5:30 everyone would be meeting for a sendoff party to eat before going to the Train station, then at around 7 everyone went to the Platform to... Read More>>

April 10, 2008 - The Trip home from the Million Amtrak Mile Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I woke up and after showering, checked my e-mail and sure enough Tom Anderson had sent me the pictures needed to finish that Million Amtrak Mile Story. Jeff Hartmann went to the Red Rooster for his breakfast while I got donuts from the Inn's Lobby. I added the... Read More>>

April 7, 2008 - What it took to get the mileage to work: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. After getting my Millionth Rail Mile overall last April, Steve Grande wondered how close I was to just One Million Amtrak Miles. Going back through my log books and taking out every non Amtrak mile I was just over 64,000 Amtrak Rail Miles from that goal. I took that... Read More>>

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