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National Railway Historical Society

NRHS 2016 Convention
Photos & Stories by Chris Guenzler

Photos and stories from the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) 2016 Annual Convention by Chris Guenzler. The below includes reports and photos from many rail outings at NRHS.

July 24-25, 2016 - NRHS 2016 Denver Convention Drive Home Days 2 & 3: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Robin and I slept in this morning. The reason I choose to is that we gained an hour once we reached the Arizona border. With the Trainweb.org problems, I started... Read More>>

July 24, 2016 - The NRHS Denver 2016 Convention Trip Home Day 1: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Elizabeth and I got up at 5:15 AM and could not believe that we were going home! We packed up and loaded the car then checked out of the Quality Inn. We drove to... Read More>>

July 23, 2016 - NRHS 2016 Convention Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Originating in "the highest incorporated city in North America," the LC&S takes passengers along the old Denver, South Park & Pacific and... Read More>>

July 23, 2016 - Our short Union Pacific 4-8-4 844 Chase: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Skip Waters asked Elizabeth and I if we wanted to go with him to chase the UP 844 steam engine on Saturday morning before the final NRHS trip to Leadville and we of course both said... Read More>>

July 22, 2016 - Manitou and Pike's Peak Cog Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Conventional railroads use the friction of wheels upon the rails, called "adhesion," to provide locomotive power. A cog, or rack, railroad uses a gear, or cog wheel, to mesh into a special center... Read More>>

July 21, 2016 - NRHS 2016 Convention Colorado Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Robert W. Richardson and Cornelius W. Hauck opened the Colorado Railroad Museum in 1959. Then, and now, our mission is dedicated to preserving for future... Read More>>

July 21, 2016 - NRHS 2016 Convention Georgetown Loop Chase Bus Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Elizabeth and I were bus hosts on the Photo Bus with Skip Waters. He explained to us that we would head to Georgetown, set up two photo lines... Read More>>

July 20, 2016 - NRHS 2016 Convention Guided light rail/commuter rail tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Denver Light Rail (branded as TheRide) is a transit system in the Denver, Colorado, metropolitan area. Operated by the Regional Transportation District... Read More>>

July 19, 2016 - The NRHS 2016 Convention Royal Gorge Lunch Train: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is a heritage railroad located in Canon City, Colorado. The railroad transits the Royal Gorge on a 2-hour scenic and historic train ride... Read More>>

July 18, 2016 - Garden of the Gods and on to Denver: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The area was first called Red Rock Corral. Then, in August 1859, two surveyors who helped to set up Colorado City explored the site. One of the surveyors, M. S. Beach, suggested... Read More>>

July 18, 2016 - Cripple Creek & Victor Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler As of the 2008 season, the railroad operates three coal-fired narrow gauge steam locomotives. Engine 1 is an 0-4-4-0 Orenstein & Koppel articulated mallet built in 1902. Engine 2 is a 0-4-0... Read More>>

July 17, 2016 - The Cumbres & Toltec Railroad East to West: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad running between Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado. It runs over 10,015 ft... Read More>>

July 16, 2016 - Colorado Springs & Interurban Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Colorado Springs and Interurban Railway (CS & IRR, CS&IR) was an electric trolley system in the Colorado Springs, Colorado that operated from 1902 to 1932. The company was formed when Winfield Scott Stratton purchased Colorado Springs Rapid Transit Railway in 1901... Read More>>

July 16, 2016 - Platte Valley Trolley: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Platte Valley Trolley is an heritage streetcar line in Denver, Colorado, operated by the Denver Tramway Heritage Society. It began service on July 4, 1989... Read More>>

July 14-15, 2016 - A Visit and stay at the Ponderosa Ranch, Nebraska: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Pine Ridge Area has often been referred to as the "last frontier", and for a good reason. It was a favorite Indian hunting and camping area for hundreds of years and the Sioux Indians occupied it permanently about 1810... Read More>>

July 14, 2016 - The Black Hills Central Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Black Hills Central Railroad is a heritage railroad that operates in South Dakota, United States. It currently operates the 1880 Train on the former Keystone Branch of the Burlington Northern Railroad between Hill City, South Dakota and... Read More>>

July 13, 2016 - Our visit into the Powder River Basin: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Powder River Basin is a geologic structural basin in southeast Montana and northeast Wyoming, about 120 miles east to west and 200 miles north to south, known for its coal deposits. The region supplies about 40 percent of... Read More>>

July 12, 2016 - The Drive from Denver to Douglas and the Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center is a railway museum in the town of Douglas, in Converse County of the state of Wyoming in the United States. The exhibition is located in the former... Read More>>

July 11, 2016 - Georgetown Loop Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Georgetown Loop Railroad is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad located in the Rocky Mountains in Clear Creek County, Colorado, in the United States. The railroad operates summer tourist trains between the communities of Georgetown and... Read More>>

July 11, 2016 - World Famous Tiny Town & Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Like most Colorado mountain towns, Tiny Town has had its share of boom and bust cycles. Currently enjoying a period of growing interest from Colorado families, and stable, non-profit stewardship, Tiny Town is growing again as we... Read More>>

July 10, 2016 - Terry Ranch to Pueblo: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Museum is situated on 2.5 acres of landscaped grounds. Historic Buildings include the Living Springs School (1891), Homestead House (1910), Wolf Creek School (1904), and the Strasburg Union Pacific Railroad Depot (1917). All are... Read More>>

July 9, 2016 - Fort Collins Street Car Line: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Located in Boardwalk, a 1880s Colorado & Southern depot houses an exhibit of local steam-era history. You can walk through a freight room and station agent's room. A caboose, schoolhouse and church are also on site. The museum is open... Read More>>

July 9, 2016 - Terry Bison Ranch Train Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The company started in 1993 when Ron Thiel originally bought the Terry Ranch for the purpose of raising Bison. Dan Thiel, the son of Ronald and Janice thought it would be a great idea to start a company that would allow people... Read More>>

July 8, 2016 - On to Cheyenne: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We got up in North Platte after an overnight series of storms. We drove to MacDonalds for breakfast before we left North Platte for good. We drove west on US 30 to Paxton and found the first station of the day... Read More>>

July 7, 2016 - Cody Park and the Golden Spike Tower in North Platte: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler North Platte was first platted as a railroad town by chief engineer Grenville Dodge. He chose the location because of the availability of good water nearby, and its distance from Grand Island, Nebraska... Read More>>

July 7, 2016 - The Forney Museum of Transportation and ont North Platte: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Forney Museum of Transportation began as the private collection of Mr. J. D. Forney of Fort Collins, CO. From an early age Mr. Forney had an interest in cars, airplanes, and all modes of transportation... Read More>>

July 6, 2016 - The Trip to Denver: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We left Salida and headed north to Buena Vista and our first stop of the morning... Read More>>

July 5, 2016 - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Chase and Colorado Railroading: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Robin and I had breakfast at the San Juan Inn then left and headed to Chama where my plan was to take pictures of all of this railroad's equipment today... Read More>>

July 4, 2016 - The Durango & Silverton Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a 3 ft narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.2 miles of track between Durango and Silverton, in the U.S. state of Colorado... Read More>>

July 3, 2016 - Going to the NRHS 2016 Denver Convention Day 3 Narrow Gauge Day: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We drove north to Durango and parked just west of the grade crossing at East 32nd Street. This would be my and Robin's first time ever chasing the 8:00 AM Durango & Silverton Railroad train to Silverton... Read More>>

July 2, 2016 - Topic: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We awoke to rainshowers so I checked on Amtrak and it was running over 2.5 hours late. I got Robin up at 6:15 AM and after we loaded the car in the rain, we left Flagstaff and headed east. Trying to escape the thunderstorms we went to Darling but it was still raining so we... Read More>>

July 1, 2016 - The Trip going to the NRHS 2016 Convention in Denver Day 1: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler With a new NRHS President, the organizations leadership has decided to go back to many of the old ways of doing NRHS Convention, looking at another direction for the next several conventions... Read More>>

NRHS Convention Reports & Photos
From Prior Years:
2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012
2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007
2006 / 2005 / 2005 / 2005 / 2005
2004 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2002
2001 / 2001 / 1999 / 1992 / 1992

Related Links:

National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) Official Website

Stories and Photos from prior NRHS Conventions

More stories and photos from Chris Guenzler


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