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The Orange County Register

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Edition: MORNING


February 22, 1998

The Orange County Register


All aboard!
Time to climb on the Amtrak virtual express, making stops in Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans and New York. First stop: Seattle, aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight. The train leaves Los Angeles at 9:15 a.m. sharp, and churns up the Pacific Coast from Oxnard to San Luis Obispo, en route to the snow-covered mountains of Washington.

"It's one of the most scenic routes in the whole country," said Anaheim Hills resident Steve Grande, who will act as your guide on your Amtrak excursions.

Grande created TrainWeb to document his rail-riding exploits.

His goal: to ride all the Amtrak routes and chronicle each trip in words and pictures. So far, he's logged over 120,000 miles and posted 5,000 photos of his travels.

But TrainWeb is more than just a rolling travelogue.

Grande indulges every imaginable railroading interest. Model railroad fans can learn where to meet fellow hobbyists for how-to clinics, group outings and shows.

Planning a rail trip? You can check the latest rail fares and schedules and buy the tickets through a link to Amtrak's Internet Reservation system.

You can keep abreast of Metrolink's plans for expanding service in Orange County (or elsewhere in California) through California Rail Online.

You can wax nostalgic with members of the National Hobo Association, many of whom hitched a ride on America's freight trains in their younger days.

Or you can just sit and watch the trains roll by Fullerton's Santa Fe Depot

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