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Below you will find all of the railroad related stories, rail photos, rail travelogues 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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Reports Posted This Year:

June 28, 2022 - Today's Featured TrainWeb Site: TrainWeb.US/vangab - Sal's Amtrak Pictures and Information Site including photos of first daylight eastbound Amtrak Sunset Limited, Amtrak Desert Wind memories, Ex ATSF Hi-Level cars, Amtrak derailment photos and more... Read More>>

June 25, 2022 - A Trip to Cajon Pass to Photograph Santa Fe 5704: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This trip started after looking at Trainorders.com and learning that Santa Fe Bicentennial Unit 5704 was coming into California on Saturday June 25th on its way from Kansas City, Missouri to its final home of... Read More>>

June 22, 2022 - An Afternoon Trip to Fullerton (California): Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. After reading on Trainorders that the Southwest Chief was having another daylight run through California from Kingman, Arizona, Elizabeth and I decided that a visit to Fullerton was in... Read More>>

June 12-13, 2022 - Sierra Railroad and the two day trip home: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Railtown 1897 SHP and the California State Railroad Museum Foundation are pleased to welcome guests aboard the historic Sierra Railway. Ride behind a historic steam or diesel locomotive on a train trip through... Read More>>

June 11, 2022 - Trip to the former Southern Pacific Sacramento Shops: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at the Quality Inn in Santa Clara and after doing our Internet duties, we checked out and Elizabeth drove us to Denny's where we enjoyed breakfast. Afterwards she drove us to... Read More>>

June 10, 2022 - An evening at the Santa Clara Depot: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. After a good Friday evening dinner at The Habit, I drove us the short distance to the Santa Clara station where we parked in front and met Steve Ferrari, who would show us around. Steve is the President of the... Read More>>

June 9-10, 2022 - Home to Santa Clara: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. In November 2021, Elizabeth joined the Central Coast Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society and became their National Representative on the NRHS Advisory Council, changing from her At-Large membership. It was... Read More>>

May 30 - June 1, 2022 - A Trip Home from Chicago: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We boarded the Car 0330 with Pinky as our sleeping car attendant. Our room was "B" and we settled in, with the train departing on time and the conductor scanned our ticket. Elizabeth then headed to the lounge car... Read More>>

May 29, 2022 - Another trip on Metra to Elburn: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. What is Metra? You may think there's an easy answer to that question, and in one sense, there is. Metra is the label we've been putting on commuter rail service in the Chicago area since 1984. Behind that simple name, however, lies a... Read More>>

May 28, 2022 - Mendota to Aurora and a weekend Saturday pass: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I awoke up at the Quality Inn in Mendota, checked the Internet and packed then checked out. We went to Cindy's on 34 Restaurant where I had French Toast with sausage links and... Read More>>

May 27, 2022 - Iowa and Illinois Depots plus Medota Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Milwaukee Road Luana station. We returned to the car and headed to Maquoketan where the station from La Motte is now located. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Narrow Gauge Depot in LaMotte is a... Read More>>

May 26, 2022 - Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum and more: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The objectives of the Hub City Heritage Corporation are to encourage and promote the preservation and restoration of railroad memorabilia as pertinent to the Oelwein area. To establish, furnish and... Read More>>

May 26, 2022 - Chicago Great Western Railroad Museum in Elizabeth, Illinois And More: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Amboy Depot Museum is located in a former depot and division headquarters of the Illinois Central Railroad located in Amboy, Illinois. The building is an architecturally-unique... Read More>>

Jun 5, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #46: The Auto Train: Join the Midwest Rail Rangers as we hop aboard Amtrak's Auto Train. Join us as we ride from Lorton, Virginia (outside of Washington, DC) to Sanford, Florida (outside of Orlando). We will show you how the who process works as... Click Here To View>>

May 25, 2022 - A trip to Rochelle Railroad Park: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I awoke at the Holiday Inn in Aurora and cuddled before we went downstairs for breakfast. After we returned, we did our usual Internet browsing and watched trains from the room's window until check-out time.... Read More>>

May 24, 2022 - Metra Trip to Joliet: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I were awoken at 6:35 to a fire alarm and I quickly dressed and went downstairs, only to be told it was a false alarm. I went back upstairs and not long after, it happened again so we went downstairs and had breakfast. After that we... Read More>>

May 21-23, 2022 - Post-NRHS Private Car Trip from Fullerton to Chicago: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Our next trip would be aboard private cars on the Southwest Chief to Chicago. Carl Jensen invited us to ride to Chicago because there was open space on the cars that had come out from New York and... Read More>>

May 20, 2022 - 2022 NRHS Travel Town and Walt Disney Carolwood Barn: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I awoke early at the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel as we planned to drive over to Black Bear Diner for breakfast this morning. Since Elizabeth had a bus host meeting at 7:15, we arrived just after... Read More>>

May 19, 2022 - 2022 NRHS Convention Nethercutt Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. After a fantastic behind-the-scenes tour of the railway at Knott's Berry Farm and having breakfast at McDonald's, I went downstairs to wait for the bus to load. I was the first to board Bus 1 and then... Read More>>

May 19, 2022 - 2022 NRHS Convention Knott's Berry Farm Shop Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. When I picked up my convention registration package, I was surprised to learn about three behind-the-scenes tours of Knott's Berry Farm which were being offered on Thursday morning to... Read More>>

May 18, 2022 - An NRHS Trip to the Southern California Railway Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Today's trip was to the Southern California Railway Museum, a place I had been many times. After I finished the story from yesterday, Elizabeth and I went to the Amber Waves Restaurant in the... Read More>>

May 17, 2022 - A NRHS Trip to the San Diego Model Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This year's National Railway Historical Society convention was in Buena Park, California and therefore was very close to where Elizabeth and I live. I signed up for all the convention activities as... Read More>>

Apr 25, 2022 - A Day at Cajon Pass, Watching Freight Trains: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. We drove our 2020 Tesla Model 3 from Placentia, leaving about 9:30 on a Friday, first up 57 Fwy. to 60 Fwy. to I-15 and we started up Cajon Pass. We had intended to take Kenwood Avenue Exit, but found that it is only accessible by the truck lanes on the right as I-15 joins I-215... Read More>>

May 1, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #45: The Duquesne Incline: Join the Midwest Rail Rangers as we head to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the evening. The main focus is going for two roundtrips on the world famous Duquesne Incline. It is a funicular located near Pittsburgh's South Side... Click Here To View>>

March 12-13, 2022 - LA Travel and Adventure Show, 2022: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. I attend the Travel and Adventure Show each year when it is in Los Angeles. I get a press pass to attend in return for a report and photos for TrainWeb.com/carl and TeslaTouring.com/carl. It is held on Saturday and Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center; Traffic is relatively light to drive my 2020 Tesla 3 there for the day. I like to look for tourist trains to mention to my TrainWeb.com readers and there are always California destinations represented as well as Western US destinations to which we could drive our Tesla's or other EVs. (Gas this day is nearing $6 a gallon.) A highlight for me is also hearing the travel writers, this year including Peter Greenberg, and Pauline Frommer... Read More>>

Apr 9, 2022 - A Trip to RailGiants Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. RailGiants in Pomona, California, former home of Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014, was a museum that Elizabeth had never been to before. Since they opened to the public two months ago after being closed due to the pandemic, this was... Read More>>

Mar 16-22, 2022 - Winterail 2022: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. Tesla 2,000-mile Road Trip from Orange County, CA to Corvallis, OR for Winterail 2022 and the TRAINS magazine/Santiam Photo Excursion on Albany & Eastern. I. Tesla Travelogue of 1,000 miles from Orange County, CA, to Corvallis, OR, via I-57, I-210, and I-5, II. TRAINS magazine photo excursion on the newly restored 1924 Baldwin 2-6-2 No. 205 in Lebanon, OR, III. Winterail 2022 in Corvallis, OR, IV. Tesla Travelogue from Corvallis, Oregon, to home in Orange County, California... Read More>>

Mar 18-22, 2022 - Two Days of Winterail 2022 and the Railfan & Railroad Magazine Pizza Party and the trip home: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. After arriving at the Days Inn in Corvallis, we settled in to our room and Elizabeth and Robin walked to Corvallis High School while I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken to... Read More>>

Mar 18, 2022 - Trains Magazine Charter on Albany and Eastern: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at 6:00 AM and met Robin, then went to McDonald's and had to use the drive-through as the lobby was not yet open. After breakfast, we drove to the Lebanon station and parked across the... Read More>>

Mar 14-17, 2022 - Before Winterail in Oregon and Washington: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I slept in at the Days Inn in Newport and after morning preparations, we checked out and went to the Pancake Mill Restaurant. As we left town I spotted a train so we turned off the... Read More>>

Mar 10-13, 2022 - The Driving Trip to Winterail: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This year Elizabeth and I planned on driving to Winterail 2022 in Corvallis, Oregon. Since there were places to visit on the way, we decided to take our time. We would drive to Stockton the first day, then ride the... Read More>>

Apr 3, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #44: All Aboard The Texas Eagle (Part 2 of 2): Join Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern for a ride on Amtrak's Texas Eagle from Los Angeles, California to St. Louis, Missouri. The Texas Eagle is... Click Here To View>>

Mar 6, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #43: All Aboard The Texas Eagle (Part 1 of 2: Join Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern for a ride on Amtrak's Texas Eagle from Los Angeles, California to St. Louis, Missouri. The Texas Eagle is... Click Here To View>>

Mar 5, 2022 - A Trip to Ash Hill: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. None of us had been to Ash Hill for quite a while, so arrangements were made with Bill Compton, who picked Elizabeth and I up at 6:30 PM and after loading our gear into his truck, we left Santa Ana, taking CA Highway 55 to the toll lanes on... Read More>>

Feb 21, 2022 - BNSF Shippers Special to San Diego: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. On February 19th 2022, I posted my picture of the Super Bowl Train at Commerce, California on Trainorders.com and asked if anyone knew when it may be leaving. That evening, "sfdrrfan3", who is known as... Read More>>

Jan 20, 2022 - Our Trip to Florida on Amtrak: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I decided that we would participate in the late January Trains Magazine photo charter featuring US Sugar 4-6-2 148, in Clewiston, Florida on its first such event after restoration. To get to Florida, we would ride... Read More>>

Feb 24, 2022 - Special Trains through the years 1971-1999: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This and the following pages show the special train moments that I have caught through the years which I have photographed or rode the trains. Let me take you back in time to some of these special moments... Read More>>

Feb 24, 2022 - UPDATED - Shortline Railroads Thruogh The Years: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Photos and captions of Shortline Railroads through the years... Read More>>

Feb 20, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #42: Ralph Wehlitz Memorabilia Collection (Part 3 of 3): Episode #42: 98-year-old Ralph Wehlitz is a World War II Purple Heart Veteran... and an avid collector of railroad memorabilia... and he loves his 500+ square foot model railroad that he has been working on since the 1960's... Click Here To View>>

Feb 13, 2022 - BNSF Super Bowl Train and Amtrak: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. There were two events coming to our area of California. First was Amtrak 203 on the Southwest Chief and then on Super Bowl Sunday, the BNSF Super Bowl train with some of its executive fleet would come north from San Diego... Read More>>

Jan 30, 2022 - Trains Magazine Photo Charter U.S. Sugar 148 Trip Day 2: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I awoke at the Best Western in Clewiston and after another hotel breakfast, we checked Internet then checked out. The temperatues where in the high 30s with the wind blowing just a little. We drove... Read More>>

Jan 29, 2022 - Trains Magazine Photo Charter U.S. Sugar 148 Trip Day 1: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at the Best Western and after our morning preparations, we went downstairs and had the hotel's breakfast. After we checked the Internet, we drove down to the U.S. Sugar Railroad... Read More>>

Jan 29, 2022 - Pre-US Sugar 148 Charter plus other trains: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. U.S. Sugar Corporation is a privately-owned agricultural business based in Clewiston, Florida. The company farms over 230,000 acres of land in the counties of Hendry, Glades and Palm Beach. It is the... Read More>>

Jan 28, 2022 - Seminole Gulf Murder Mystery Train: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Seminole Gulf Railway is a short line freight and passenger excursion railroad headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida, that operates two former CSX Transportation railroad lines in Southwest Florida. The company's Fort Myers... Read More>>

Jan 28, 2022 - Florida Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The museum was founded in 1981 as the Florida Gulf Coast Railroad Museum and has been operating weekend excursions out of Parrish since 1992. The museum is also active in the ghost town of Willow, where it has maintenance facilities... Read More>>

Jan 28, 2022 - Naples Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Long-hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf Coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples' catalyst for settlement finally arrived forty years later when two rival railroads rolled into town within ten days of each other... Read More>>

Jan 27, 2022 - Everglades National Park Tram Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Although it varies from year to year, dry season is typically December through April and wet season lasts from May to November. Dry season is also the busy season because of the warm winters that attract the largest... Read More>>

Jan 27, 2022 - Gold Coast Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum was founded in 1956. The museum was built on the former Naval Air Station Richmond. With over three miles of tracks, the old base was an ideal place to build a railroad museum... Read More>>

Feb 6, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #41: Ralph Wehlitz Memorabilia Collection (Part 2 of 3): Episode #41: 98-year-old Ralph Wehlitz is a World War II Purple Heart Veteran... and an avid collector of railroad memorabilia... and he loves his 500+ square foot model railroad that he has been working on since the 1960's... Click Here To View>>

Jan 26, 2022 - Brightline Trip - Miami to West Palm Beach: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Brightline is a privately run inter-city rail route between Miami and West Palm Beach, Florida. Brightline began operating over its current route in January 2018 and the company is currently building an extension to the... Read More>>

Jan 26, 2022 - Miami Metrorail Trips: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Metrorail is the heavy rail rapid transit system of Miami and Miami-Dade County. Metrorail is operated by Miami-Dade Transit. Opened in 1984, it is Florida's only rapid transit metro system, and is currently composed of two lines of... Read More>>

Jan 24, 2022 - TriRail Trips: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Planning for a new commuter rail line began in 1983 and building the organization began in 1986. The current system was formed by the Florida Department of Transportation and began operation January 9, 1989, to provide temporary commuter rail... Read More>>

Jan 23, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #40: Ralph Wehlitz Memorabilia Collection (Part 1 of 3): Episode #40: 98-year-old Ralph Wehlitz is a World War II Purple Heart Veteran... and an avid collector of railroad memorabilia... and he loves his 500+ square foot model railroad that he has been working on since the 1960's... Click Here To View>>

Jan 9, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #39: Kenilworth, Illinois C&NW Historic Depot Tour:. Join Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern, Vice President Robert Neil, and Educational Officer Kandace Tabern for a tour of the historic Chicago & North Western Depot in Kenilworth Illinois... Click Here To View>>

Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2020: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2020... Slide Show>>

Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2019: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2019... Slide Show>>

Nov 9-16, 2021 - Trains of Oahu, Hawaii: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. Past, Present, and Future including Oahu Railway, Hawaiian Railway, Dole Pineapple Express, and Honolulu Rail Transit. In 1900, Oahu Railway & Land Co. founder, Benjamin F. Dillingham, had Parlor/Observation Car No. 64 designed and built especially for himself. No. 64 was the showpiece of the OR&L's rolling stock... Read More>>       Slideshow>>

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