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National Railway Historical Society

NRHS 2017 Convention
Photos & Stories by Chris Guenzler

Photos and stories from the National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) 2017 Annual Convention by Chris Guenzler. The below includes reports and photos from many rail outings at NRHS.

June 16, 2017 - Getting to the NRHS 2017 Nashville Convention: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This year's NRHS 2017 Convention was to be in Nashville. I was asked to be a bus host again this year and would work the Summerville Steam trip, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train trip and the Heritage Tour to... Read More>>

June 16, 2017 - Southern Railway No. 154 Photography Night Photo Session: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I drove down to the public parking lot near the Ruth Chris steakhouse and parked the rental car. I walked to where the night photo location was and met the train crew of the Southern Railway 154... Read More>>

June 17, 2017 - Southern Railway 154 Photo Charter: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The train then crossed the Holstein River at its junction with the Tennessee River on a very high impressive bridge above the water. This bridge would be the first location of the many photo runbys of the morning. We detrained from... Read More>>

June 18, 2017 - A visit to the Norfolk Southern Rathole: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I got up and drove to the MacDonald's in Whitley City which had no power. My choices were either Oneida or Somerset. Since I was going to take pictures in the Rathole I decided on Somerset. I drove straight to... Read More>>

June 18, 2017 - Big South Fork Scenic Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway is a heritage railroad in Stearns, Kentucky. The route runs for 16 miles through lush countryside in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. There is a stop in the historic coal mining... Read More>>

June 19, 2017 - Lhoist Railroad Chase and Back to Nashville: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Lhoist Group History. Our roots date back to the nineteenth century when in 1889 Hippolyte Dumont opened a factory in Belgium. In just over a century, the firm has spread internationally: first to France in... Read More>>

June 19, 2017 - Nashville Music City Star Commuter Train Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We drove over to the Music City Star station in Lebanon and parked, then waited for the train to arrive from the yard to take us to Nashville where the 2017 NRHS Convention will be held... Read More>>

June 20, 2017 - The Trip to the Casey Jones Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. On this day I would drive Bob and Elizabeth on a tour that would include Elizabeth's first visits to Alabama and Mississippi on the way to the Casey Jones Museum in Jackson, Tennessee. We took I-40 to I-65 down to TN 96, where we... Read More>>

June 20, 2017 - Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Jonathan Luther "John" "Casey" Jones (March 14, 1863 - April 30, 1900) from Jackson, Tennessee, was an American railroader who worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. He was killed on April 30, 1900 when his train collided... Read More>>

June 20, 2017 - NRHS Summerville Steam Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We stopped at McDonald's for breakfast before we drove over to the NRHS Convention Hotel, the Nashville Airport Hotel. We went to the second floor for a brief safety meeting before we went back down and I had Bus Three which all my... Read More>>

June 22, 2017 - NRHS Convention 2017 My Old Kentucky Dinner Train: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We got up but I still cannot get the FTP explorer to work. Once ready we went to the Waffle House for a good breakfast. We then drove to the NRHS Convention hotel and I got new batteries for my radio. We went into the NRHS Lounge where we relaxed but took a pair of pictures... Read More>>

June 23, 2017 - NRHS 2017 Convention Nashville Heritage Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I met and we worked on the Summerville trip some more before we went to McDonald's and headed to the Nashville Airport Hotel where we went into the lounge for a couple of special pictures... Read More>>

June 24, 2017 - NRHS Nashville Convention 2017 Tennessee Central Trip to Cookeville: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Tennessee Central Railway was founded in 1884 as the Nashville and Knoxville Railroad by Alexander S. Crawford. It was an attempt to open up a rail route from the coal and minerals of,.. Read More>>

June 25, 2017 - A Nashville Morning Trip: NRHS 2017 Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We got up and left the Days Inn at 6:15 AM and drove into downtown Nashville to visit the State Capitol building of Tennessee. Nashville's Union Station is a former railroad terminal, now hotel, opened in 1900 to serve the passenger... Read More>>

June 25, 2017 - The Bowling Green Depot & Railroad Park and trip home: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Historic Railpark and Train Museum, formerly the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Station in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is located in the historic railroad station. The building was placed on the... Read More>>

NRHS Convention Reports & Photos
From Prior Years:
2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012
2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007
2006 / 2005 / 2005 / 2005 / 2005
2004 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2002
2001 / 2001 / 1999 / 1992 / 1992

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