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Below you will find all of the railroad related stories, rail photos, rail trave logues and rail events that have been featured with a photo link on the main page of TrainWeb.com this year. Click on each of the below photo links to review the full reports. You will find there are a tremendous number of travelogues of Amtrak travel, rail travel on VIA Rail Canada, as well as rail travel on many other rail systems and tourist railways throughout the world. Check back often as new stories are continually being added.

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Oct 6, 2017 - Explore Fall Foliage with the APRHF Rail Rangers: Join us for an onboard educational program in the Upper Midwest by Robert & Kandace Tabern Itís beginning to get colder outside and the leaves on the trees outside are changing from summer green to the brilliant yellows and reds of autumn. That means itís the perfect time for a train ride before the... Read More>>

Chapter 19 June 26, 2015 - Freedom Train, Old Ironsides, Inner harbor & CapeFlyer: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Last night, Chris and I had a nice dinner at the Outback Steakhouse in Lowell, MA, then returned to the motel. Afterwards, I went to find a laundromat close and once I had located it and started to do the laundry, there was a car accident... Read More>>

Oct 2, 2017 - Northstar Commuter Line: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Northstar Line is a commuter rail route in the US state of Minnesota. Northstar runs 40.2 miles from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis at Target Field using existing track and right-of-way owned by the BNSF Railway... Read More>>

Oct 2, 2017 - Milwaukee Road 261 Minneapolis Jct to Glencoe: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Milwaukee Road 261 is a 4-8-4 "Northern" type steam locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company, (ALCO), in Schenectady, New York in July 1944 for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul... Read More>>

Sep 9, 2017 - Chris Guenzler's 1,500,000 Miles of Rail Travel Celebration: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison Reaching this 1.5-million-miles-on-the-rails milestone by Chris Guenzler of Santa Ana, California, was celebrated with some close rail friends on a Pacific Surfliner excursion from Santa Ana to Solana Beach, California and return in Business Class. Conductor CJ held enough seats in the second Business Class car (a former long distance Amtrak car) for our group to be seated together. She also obliged by... Read More>>

Sep 9, 2017 - The 1.5 Million Rail Miles Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I was working out how to get my 1,500,00.0 Rail miles and I was coming up 4.5 miles short. Then it dawned on me that the Irvine Park Railroad was 0.9 of a mile long so if I made 5 trips there it would all work out. This is the same... Read More>>

June 2017 - Touring Mayberry and Southeastern Rail Attractions: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner The third part of our Summer 2017 travels took Christine and I southward from Lancaster County, PA to North Carolina. On our northward journey we took Amtrakís Auto Train from Florida to Lorton, VA then drove to Pennsylvania as noted in the previous two stories. After stopping in Winchester, Virginia, we picked up the Skyline Drive at Front Royal and drove its length along mountain peaks through Shenandoah National Park. The south end of the park is located between Charlottesville and Staunton, VA, both stops for Amtrakís Cardinal. Continuing south, we... Read More>>

Aug 19-22, 2017 - APRHF Rail Rangers Private Rail Excursion - Chicago to La Plata, MO Round-trip for Solar Eclipse Weekend by APRHF Rail Rangers.. Contributions from: Robert & Kandace Tabern and Bob & Amy Cox. What better way to witness the full solar eclipse than to travel most of the way to the viewing location in a historic 1950ís dome car? That is... Read More>>

Chapter 18 June 25, 2015 - Amtrak Downeaster, Maine Narrow Gauge Museum, Seashore Trolley Museum, Lowell National Historic Park: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Chris and I had the car loaded, checked out of Best Western and were headed north on US 1, while the crack of dawn was still reverberating in morning sky of Maine. Our first stop was... Read More>>

July 2017 - Amtrak Coast Starlight Trip: Report & Photos by Rick Chase. After enjoying two trips on the South West Chief, we decided to explore the west coast and ride the Coast Starlight #14 from Los Angeles to Seattle. (Train # 11 makes up the return trip back to Los Angeles.) The CSL follows the Pacific Ocean for a good part of the day and the second day provides... Read More>>

June 2017 - Visiting Strasburg Railroad and Lancaster County,PA: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner After traveling north on Amtrak's Auto Train, Christine and I enjoyed our first visit to the Manassas Battlefield Park where the Battle of Bull Run was a major event of the Civil War. A quick visit to the Air and Space Museum Annex in Chantilly, VA provided our... Read More>>

Chapter 17 June 24, 2015 - Penobscot Narrows Bridge, Fort Knox State Historic Site, Cole Land Transportation Museum, Augusta Capital Building, Gardiner, ME, and Bath, ME: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Continuing our day in Northeastern Maine, we drove north on US 1 and saw great vistas of the shore line and Penobscot Bay. Heading toward... Read More>>

Aug 5, 2017 - Rail Rangers South Shore Line Inaugural Run: Report & Photos by Robert & Kandace Tabern. Chicago to South Bend, Indiana (Roundtrip). This past Saturday (August 5, 2017) marked the inaugural run for the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundationís Rail Rangers program on the... Read More>>

Jun 23, 2017 - Northbound on Amtrak's Auto Train: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner When the idea of visiting Pennsylvania Dutch country began to percolate in our minds, my wife Christine and I had to consider the fact that it would take the better part of three days to drive from our Florida home to... Read More>>

May, 2016 - Amtrak Coast Starlight: Report & Photos by Ted & Sylvia Blishak of TrainTravelConsulting.com. As we're boarding Coast Starlight #11 southbound from Klamath Falls, the December night is dark and the temperature below freezing. It's a good time to... Read More>>

Aug 7, 2017 - Irvine Park Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I was working out how to get my 1,500,00.0 Rail miles and I was coming up 4.5 miles short. Then it dawned on my that the Irvine Park Railroad was 0.9 of a mile long so if I made 5 trips there it would all work out. This is the same railroad that... Read More>>

Aug 1, 2017 - Tribute to Amtrak Part 7 2013 to Present: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Updated with photos from 2013 to Auguts 1, 2017 including Caltrain new locomotive 2105, New State of Washington locomotive, Amtrak Seattle Seahawk Unit, Cascade Talgo 500 510 517, Veteran Engine and much more... Read More>>

July 30 - Aug 2, 2017 - Home from Everett, Washington: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Last night we got talking and Bob asked me if I would like to take Sounder from Everett and that would be more mileage for me, so you know I said "Yes!" So this morning I was up early and after checking the Internet, had... Read More>>

July 30, 2017 - Fraser Valley Heritage Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Based on an idea by, and personal funding of $25,000 from Mr. Jim Wallace, a commissioner with the Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission, a feasibility study was undertaken between 1996 and 2000 to ascertain the feasibility of... Read More>>

July 29, 2017 - Great Northern & Cascade Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The railway offers free train rides to the public as well as a railroad education program. The Railroad operates May through October, every weekend plus holidays. We currently have over 2,700 feet of track. We are working on... Read More>>

July 26-28, 2017 - Heading to Edmonds, Washington: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler With me having picked the date of 9/9/2017 for my 1,500,000.0 rail mileage trip starting at Santa Ana down to Solana Beach then Pacific Business Class back to Santa Ana when I step off the train, I will have it. In order to do that... Read More>>

July 24, 2017 - Memorial, Reports & Photos of Ray Burns. It has been 3 years since Ray Burns passed away on July 22, 2014. Ray was the President of TrainWeb since it was formed in 1996. Ray took many rail trips on Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada, the American Orient Express, Rocky Mountaineer, and several private railcars. Visit the story of Ray Burns and read his many travelogues... Read More>>

July 15, 2017 - Los Angeles Union Station Summer Trainfest: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler A free family event that featured vintage train engines and model trains. On display were the 1927 Santa Fe 3751 Steam Locomotive and the 1949 Overland Trail, 1950 Pacific Trail and 1959 Tioga Pass private railcars... Read More>>

July 5, 2017 - APRHF Rail Rangers on the South Shore Line: Report & Photos by Reporter Name Onboard educational programs expand to new route in Illinois & Indiana. Rail passengers who plan to travel between Chicago, Illinois and South Bend, Indiana are in for a real treat this summer and fall. Earlier today, APRHF President Bob Cox announced that a new agreement has been signed, allowing APRHF Rail... Read More>>

Chapter 16 June 24, 2015 - Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington R'y Co. / Boothbay Railway Village / Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. The night passed with sporadic storms and showers. But sunrise brought blue skies and bright sunshine for our day's adventures. Chris and I were up early and on US 1 heading north to the village of... Read More>>

June 16, 2017 - NRHS 2017: Reports & Photos by Chris Guenzler Photos and Reports from the 2017 National Railroad Historical Society (NRHS) Convention and nearby railroad attractions... Read More>>

July 22, 1997 Blast From The Past. Report and photos from Steve Grande's travel to the 1997 Tri-State Rail Passenger Meeting in Dallas, Texas, via a very circuitous Amtrak route including the San Joaquin, California Zephyr, Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited... Read More>>

www.trainweb.com/slides - Slideshows of Steve's Amtrak Travels. Slideshows of Steve Grande's Amtrak Travels in the mid to late 1990's including the Sunset Limited, Southwest Chief, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Coast Starlight, Desert Wind, and even an extensive tour of the Amtrak Chicago Yard... Read More>>

June 23, 2015 - Conway Scenic Railroad and Silver Lake Railroad: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Adventurers in New England - Chapter Fifteen. Conway Scenic Railroad, off SR 16 and US 302, offers nostalgic, narrated, round-trip train rides of varying duration. Excursions are powered by early diesel locomotives over tracks laid in the 1870's. Trains depart from... Read More>>

June 1-5, 2017 - Milwaukee Road 261 June 2017: Reports & Photos by Chris Guenzler Reports and photos of getting to and riding various train trips on the Milwaukee Road 261 as well as other related venues in early June 2017... Read More>>

June 22, 2015 - Mt Washington Cog Railway and Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Adventurers in New England - Chapter Fourteen. Today's journey began after a quick breakfast in Lincoln and then we headed north on US 3. We continued on US 3 to Twin Mountain and the junction with US 302. We continued east now on... Read More>>

May 6&7, 2017 - Railroad Days 2017 In Fullerton: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. We arrived on time in Fullerton at 9:37 am proceeded to use the bridge to cross over to Tracks 3 and 4 for pictures. As we were crossing on bridge, we saw our first train, a BNSF freight on Track 2... Read More>>

April 17-20, 2016 - Amtrak Coast Starlight, Round trip Fullerton - Sacramento: Report and Photography by Carl Morrison. The purpose of this trip was to photograph and report on the 2017 California Passenger Rail Summit held in Sacramento. (A link to that Summit report is at the end of this report.) This trip on... Read More>>

May 6, 2017 - Fullerton Railroad Days: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler With no booth to work again this year at Fullerton Railroad Days, this gave me the freedom to ride and make a short visit to this event. I decided to do my normal weekend riding but would not go to Los Angeles but would instead stop in Fullerton which... Read More>>

April 18 & 19 - 2017 California Passenger Rail Summit: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison Conference Purpose: To meet with leaders in the rail industry for discussions regarding the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California. This modernization and integration effort is... Read More>>

April 30, 2017 - A Trip to the Fillmore and Western Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Robin Bowers had never been to Fillmore and the weekend of limited train service to the south of Santa Ana, decided we would go since it was Fillmore Railfest and they would be running their steam engine... Read More>>

April 29, 2017 - A Trip to San Bernardino: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler With no train service to the south due to track construction projects I decide to ride out to San Bernardino to see the new train platforms there. So I got up early drove to the Santa Ana train station and parked in the parking structure... Read More>>

April 28, 2017 - Amtrak's Line from Chicago to Carbondale, Illinois. New 100+ page rail route guidebook highlights 309-mile-long route. By Robert & Kandace Tabern. To date, we have authored nine railroad route guidebooks covering the various Midwestern passenger railroad routes out of Chicago. Our popular "Outside the Rails" book series now serves as a major fund raiser for the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Rail Rangers program, which provides free on board educational programs on private rail excursions in the Upper Midwest region. The goal of writing the route guidebooks is to.... Read More>>

Dec 11-14, 2015 - Christmas Shopping Amtrak Trip 2015: Report & Photos by Geno Daily. Buffalo To Schenectady, NY on Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited & Empire Service, Friday - Monday. Ride Train #48 to Schenectady, Albany at Night, Railfanning on Amtrak's Hudson Line, Stuyvesant, NY, Railfanning at... Read More>>

June 21, 2015 - Chapter 13, New Hampshire Covered Bridges, Winnipesaukee Scenic RR & Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. The crack of dawn was still ringing throughout the Green Mountains, when we skipped down the road out of Town Rutland. Our week's stay here was an once-in-a-lifetime experience but we were ready to... Read More>>

April 8, 2017 - A Trip to Cajon Pass: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Bill Compton wanted to go to Cajon Pass and I wanted to see how construction was going on CA Highway 138 so we decided on Saturday and he picked me up at 6:30 AM. We did not have to go far for our first train of the day... Read More>>

Jul 5-22, 2016 - America by Amtrak, Coast-to-Coast and Border-to-Border: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison A dream train trip covering 25 states on 6 Amtrak Long Distance Trains with 7,638 rail miles by a 74 year old dad and 42 year old son, Matthew Morrison on which trip I took over 4,000 photos. You will be happy to know not all are in this report!... Read More>>

Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2017: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2016... Read More>>

Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2016: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2015... Read More>>

Mar 24, 2017 - Private Rail Excursion for Solar Eclipse Planned: Report & Photos by Robert & Kandace Tabern Join us for a memorable weekend to La Plata and Northern Missouri. Tickets are now on sale (and going very quick!) for a private rail excursion to La Plata, Missouri ahead of this summerís total solar eclipse. This four-day, three-night guided journey will take... Read More>>

March 17, 2017 - Friday Night Railfan Magazine Pizza Party & Winterail 2017: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We left the train in Lebanon and then drove to Junction City where we found what we were looking for and a surprise diagonally opposite from the building. Oregon Electric Junction City station now... Read More>>

March 17, 2017 - My Albany & Eastern Excursion Train: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We checked out of the Shanico Inn in Lebanon, Oregon and drove down the highway to the golden arches of McDonalds for breakfast. There I had my usual hotcakes and sausages so I was a happy camper. From here we... Read More>>

Mar 16, 2017 - To Winerail 2017: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I decided to do a Pre-Winterail Trip on the Albany & Eastern Railroad and would be the first trip I have ever done. I contacted the Albany & Eastern Railroad and worked with Rose to put together a trip from Lebanon... Read More>>

June 20, 2015 - Adventurers in New England: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Vermont Railway - Rutland to Hoosick Junction Passenger Train. Chris and I arrived at the station 9:00AM. and a little early for our scheduled 10:00AM departure for New York State. Hoosick Junction is just a few miles west of the Vermont state line. Setting on the siding was the... Read More>>

Feb 18, 2017 - LA Travel and Adventure Show: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison A great place to research Tourist, Amtrak, and VIA trains is the LA Travel and Adventure Show which... Read More>>

Feb 10, 2017 - APRHF Rail Rangers Tentative 2017 Schedule: Report & Photos by Roberty & Kandace Tabern Join us for an onboard educational program on a private rail car. The American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation is proud to announce that itsí Rail Rangers program will be back for a third season of trips... Read More>>

Feb 20, 2017 - Another Trip to South Perris: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Bill Compton wanted to go train riding with me. I suggested San Diego but he said he has been there too much. Since I would be riding down there on Thursday, I asked him where else would he like to go? He said Perris and since... Read More>>

July, 2016 - Southwest Chief No. 4 Los Angeles to Chicago: Report & Photos by Rick Chase Last July 2016, my daughter Kristen and I took the SouthWest Chief 4 from Los Angeles to Chicago. This was my second trip and Kristen's first. We flew into LAX the previous day to insure we wouldn't be delayed and... Read More>>

Jun 19, 2015 - Adventures in New England, Chapter 11: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Vermont Railway / Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad. Rutland to Omya Passenger Train, Shelburne Museum and Covered Bridges. Today's train trip to the Omya plant will be broken into two parts This is due to lack of track space at the plant. Group One will depart Rutland by... Read More>>

Jun 18, 2015 - Adventures in New England, Chapter 10: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Vermont Railway - Rutland to Burlington Passenger Train. Today's train departs at 10:00 AM from Rutland. After breakfast, with a couple of hours free to explore, Chris and I drove to the locomotive yard, location of the former car shop building, to see what was there... Read More>>

Feb 10, 2017 - Hoosier State Route Highlights - Lafayette, Indiana to Rensselaer, Indiana: Report & Photos by Robert & Kandace Tabern. Since June 2016, the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation's Rail Rangers program has been working hand-in-hand with the Indiana Department of Transportation and Iowa Pacific Railroad to develop an onboard educational... Read More>>

Dec 16, 2016 - Riding The Silver Star to Colonial Virginia: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner One of the leading destinations in the Southeast is Williamsburg, VA as that community and neighboring Jamestown and Yorktown are filled with history from Americaís colonial period. The train is a great way to... Read More>>

July 17-18, 2016 - America by Amtrak, Coast-to-Coast and Border-to-Border, Crescent Charlotte, North Carolina to New Orleans, Louisiana 17 hrs Viewliner Roomette 776 miles: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison. 5th segment [of my trip] which left Charlotte, NC at 2:45 a.m. on CRESCENT No. 19 Roomette 5 Car 1910, would take me through NC, GA, AL, MS, and the SE corner of Louisiana. This would be my first roomette in a Viewliner Amtrak car... Read More>>

Feb 4, 2017 - Metrolink Golden Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Celebration Special Train: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler On my last trip to Riverside, Conductor Henry told me about the special train that Metrolink would run on Sat Feb 4th, for the Golden Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Celebration in Los Angeles... Read More>>

Jan 21, 2017 - Pacific Railroad Society presents Excursion 552 The Perris Express: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Metrolink does not normally provide service to Perris on weekends, so this will be a special train from Los Angeles to Perris via the San Bernardino line outbound and the Riverside line inbound... Read More>>

Jan 15, 2017 - Ringling Bros. circus to close 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years. The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with... Read More>>

Jan 9-10, 2017 - Coast Starlight home from Seattle: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler This Coast Starlight had engines 817 and 124, baggage 61507, transition 39033, Sleepers 32048, 32072 and 32016 Pennsylvania, diner 38016, Business Class 34512, Lounge 33026 and Coaches 34094, 31000 and 34038. Our... Read More>>

Jan 8, 2017 - Riding Seattle Light Rail: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler In March 2002, Sound Transit began the process of acquiring land in the Rainier Valley when its board authorized the agency to purchase all of sixty-four properties and parts of two hundred and thirty-two others. Sound Transit was also... Read More>>

Jan 7, 2017 - Cascade Talgo to Vancouver and new Skytrain extension: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We parked the car in the Sounder parking lot and... Read More>>

Jan 6, 2017 - The Sounder Trip Seattle to Lakewood: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I bought my one-way ticket to Lakewood and then boarded an extremely crowded train finding a pair of seats on the mezzanine level of the cab car. I then had my lunch and waited for Elizabeth to arrive. I spotted her outside and... Read More>>

Jan 6, 2017 - Seattle First Hill Streetcar Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The South Lake Union Streetcar is a 1.3-mile, seven-stop line serving the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. Its route goes from the Westlake hub to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in South Lake Union. Transfers can... Read More>>

Jan 6, 2017 - Amtrak Cascade Service Talgo 500 Portland to Seattle: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I was up without a wake up call and hurriedly packed then checked out. I walked to the Max station, bought my one way ticket and within a minute here came a Green Line train. It was a quick trip back to... Read More>>

Jan 4-5, 2017 - Amtrak Coast Starglight Los Angeles, California, to Portland, Oregon: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler This Coast Starlight had a consist of engines 13 and 510, baggage 61066, Transition 39021, Sleepers 32091 Minnesota, 32091 New Hampshire, 32097, Parlor Car 39975 Willamette Valley... Read More>>

Oct 16, 2016 - Little Gems in Our Neighborhood Part Three: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers Griffith Park & Southern Railroad in Los Angeles, California. After a nice Sunday drive through the park we found our first train ride, although not a planned venue but an unexpected nice surprise... Read More>>

Oct 15, 2016 - Little Gems in Our Neighborhood Part Two: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Tom's Farm in Corona, California, and also Orange County Model Engineers at Scarecros and Pumpkin Festival at Fairview Park, Costa Mesa, California... Read More>>

Sep 27, 2016 - Touchdowns And Trains: by Jack M. Turner, Photos by John C. Turner. The arrival of autumn each year signals the start of one of my favorite activities as I attend football games, primarily high school games. This passion can be traced back to my grandfather who was a legendary high school coach in... Read More>>

Dec 15, 2016 - 5 Midwest Holiday Trains By Robert & Kandace Tabrn. North Pole Express - Polar Express Madison - CTA Holiday Train - SOO 1003 - CP Holiday Train. For our twelfth and final TrainWeb article of 2016, we have decided to take you on an exciting journey across four states to visit five of our favorite Holiday Trains. Visiting at least two or three... Read More>>

Dec 17, 2016 - My next encounter with Santa Fe 3751: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Santa Fe 3751 backed along the Los Angeles River in a surprise consist I would never had thought of until I saw it. The train consisted of the Tioga Pass, Overland Trail SP 2981, Pacific Trail UP 5430. Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751, Amtrak Pacific Parlor... Read More>>

Dec 11, 2016 - A Tioga Pass Private Car Trip Los Angeles to San Diego and return: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Chris Parker told me about an ad about the Tioga Pass private car trip LA to San Diego and return. I called Norm Orfall and got myself on the trip then told Robin Bowers who also got on the trip. Robin and I would... Read More>>

July 14-16, 2016 - Amtrak Destination City: Charlotte,NC: Photography and text by Carl Morrison Charlotte, North Carolina was the fourth Destination City on a dream Amtrak train trip covering 25 states on 6 Amtrak Long Distance Trains... Read More>>

Dec 10, 2016 - A Trip to Beaumont Hill: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We left Santa Ana and took CA-22 to CA-55 to CA-91 out to Corona where we found CA-91 closed. We then detoured north on the I-15 to I-10 east to Pepper Street in Colton. A few minutes later, a westbound train arrived but not what we expected... Read More>>

Dec 17, 2016 - Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive to Brighten Spirits at Los Angeles Union Station. Public invited to share holiday cheer at free event on Dec. 17 supporting Toys for Tots, featuring historic steam locomotive, rail car display, and visit from Santa... Read More>>

Dec 1, 2016 - The Historical Cars of the "Hoosier State" by Robert & Kandace Tabern APRHF Rail Rangers: Riding the Hoosier Rails. Sunday, November 27, 2016 marked a new chapter for the Hoosier State train between Lafayette, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois... and for the APRHF Rail Rangers, an outreach affiliate of... Read More>>

Friday, March 17, 2017 - The Albany & Eastern Pre Winterail Charter Train: Sponsored by Chris Guenzler A special train rides covering the Albany & Eastern Railroad from Lebanon to Sweethome, Oregon. Come join us as we travel across the hill country of the Willamette Valley. These trips include a photo runby as the train pulls into the Lebanon station before the trip starts... Read More>>

Oct 8, 2016 - Little Gems in Our Neighborhood Part One: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers Road Trip to Long Beach and La Canada Flintridge, CA. The seed for this trip started germinating several weeks back when Chris was lamenting the fact that this weekend there would be no passenger train service for Orange County so we were looking for a plan B to find a train to ride on the weekend... Read More>>

July 2, 2016 - Adventures in the Rockies Chapter Two - Arizona and New Mexico: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers The rest of the way to Canyon Diablo and the railroad bridge was to follow a wide cow path. Our route was a rough trail to the tracks in the distance. The slow and bumpy ride north to the tracks and then west to the bridge was successful... Read More>>

July 1, 2016 - Adventures in the Rockies Chapter One - California and Arizona Road Trip: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers Today is the start of our great Rockies Adventure. We would be traveling around Colorado, parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and South Dakota to see and ride as many tourist railroads and take pics of all steam locomotives in that area... Read More>>

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