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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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The staff of TrainWeb and volunteers to the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation have been posting rail travelogues, photos and other information related to Amtrak to these APRHF Train Web Sites since 1996. You should always check with  Amtrak  for the latest schedules, services, equipment, etc. Information posted on the APRHF Train Web sites might not always be up to date, especially from postings that may be from several years ago.

Reports Posted in Prior Years

Click each link for reports posted in that year:
2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2001 / 2000 / 1999

Reports Posted This Year:

July 1, 2018 - The APRHF Visits England, Scotland & Wales: Part 1 of 8, The Heathrow Express: London-Heathrow to London-Paddington By Robert & Kandace Tabern. In May 2018, APRHF Vice President Robert Tabern and APRHF Secretary Kandace Tabern spent two weeks exploring the various train lines of England, Scotland, and Wales... Read More>>

Chapter 30 July 07, 2015 - Traveling west on the Sunset Limited, Day Two: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. The Sunset Limited whisks you 1,995 miles from America's Most Interesting City, New Orleans, through the bayous of Louisiana, the huge Heart of Texas, the storied West and beyond - to the home of... Read More>>

Chapter 29 July 06, 2015 - Traveling west on the Sunset Limited, Day One: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Today will be my last here in the Big Easy. Last night's rain made everything clean and bright in the clear morning sunlight. Repeating my past three mornings routine, I headed over to the hotel breakfast buffet for a last fill up. I didn't know where... Read More>>

Jun 03, 2018 - New APRHF Rail Rangers Podcasts Hope to Fill Onboard Educational Program Void An article by author Karl Zimmermann in the most recent edition of “Passenger Train Journal” [Vol. 42, No. 2 (2018-2), Issue No. 275] pinpoints the many passenger amenities that Amtrak has decided to cut over the past few months. If you have not yet seen Zimmermann’s piece entitled “Amtrak: Pinching Pennies Again and Again”, it is definitely well worth the read... Read More>>

Jun 13, 2018 - Memories of Cajon Pass through the years!: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Sunrise starts another day of railfanning on Cajon Pass. Here we see the Union Pacific 3456 West descending through Devore in February of 1986. I will... Read More>>

Jun 09, 2018 - A Trip to Cajon Pass: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Bill Compton and I went to Cajon Pass via West Colton. We drove out to Pepper Street to see what might be coming our way today. BNSF 7778 East was at West Colton Yard this morning. Would we see him later today? From here we drove to... Read More>>

Chapter 28 July 05, 2015 - French Quarter, Mississippi River crossing & a visit to Algiers, New Orleans, Louisiana: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. This city lays claim to the oldest operating street railway line in the world, the oldest operation streetcars in North America, and an urban streetcar system that, in contrast to many other areas, has fought back from near extinction to expand along city streets that in some... Read More>>

May 25 & 26, 2018 - 13th Annual 24 hours of Saginaw: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler For over a decade, the North Texas Chapter, NRHS has had the privilege of hosting a 24 hour railwatching event at the Saginaw Depot over Memorial day weekend... Read More>>

May 24, 2018 - My new Dallas Rail Miles: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The A-train is a 21-mile regional rail system connecting Denton and Dallas Counties. DCTA has five A-train stations; two in Denton and three in Lewisville and also interfaces with DART at their Trinity Mills Station in Carrollton. Passengers can transfer to the Green Line, which provides access to... Read More>>

May 19, 2018 - Fox River Trolley Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The Fox River Trolley Museum is a railroad museum in South Elgin, Illinois. Incorporated in 1961 as R.E.L.I.C. (Railway Equipment Leasing and Investment Co.), it opened in 1966 and became the Fox River Trolley Museum in 1984... Read More>>

May 19, 2018 - Homewood Railroad Viewing Platform: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler In 2007, the Village of Homewood has opened a railfan park and equipment display adjacent to Canadian National's ex-Illinois Central main line. The park is located on the east side of the Canadian National line also used by... Read More>>

May 17-18, 2018 - Southern Railway 401 Charter Train Monticello, IL 5/17-18/2018 Part 1: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Southern 401 was built in December of 1907 and was at the time a larger locomotive, built with simplicity in mind. It is a 2-8-0 wheel arrangement, with a total locomotive weight of... Read More>>

April 18 & 19 - 2018 California Passenger Rail Summit: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison Extensive photos from this 6th annual summit including equipment displays, reception in the historic Los Angeles Union Station ticket area, and the Patrick Henry Private Railcars. Photos also included from the tour of the LA Metro Regional Connector Transit Project and the LA Union Station Tour... Read More>>
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April 17-20, 2018 - Mobility Assistance Scooter On Public Transportation in Fullerton and Los Angeles, California: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison Notes about traveling with an assistance scooter on trains, Metro light-rail, Uber, LAUS Station Tour, Regional Connector Tour, the Metro Board Room, and... Read More>>

April 29, 2018 - The Coast Starlight 11 Detour Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler The train left Oakland on time at 8:50 AM and we were off and running. It was bumpy tracks down to Newark this morning. We arrived into Newark at 9:20 AM and started our detour all the way to Burbank Junction. We ran by... Read More>>

April 28, 2018 - Coast Starlight 14 Detour Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler Norm Orfall posted on Trainorders.com that his car would be going over the Tehachapi Loop on the Coast Starlight on April 28. I then learned the train would also detour the next day so planned a Coast Starlight Business Class trip as... Read More>>

Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2018: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2017... Slide Show>>

Chapter 27 July 04, 2015 - Garden District Walking Tour, Chalmette, Battlefield, New Orleans, LA: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Happy Birthday, America. Leaving the hotel, I walked across Saint Charles Ave to the streetcar stop, bought my Jazzy one day pass and waited for the next car to leave for the Garden District and the Carrollton and Claiborne Aves junction... Read More>>

April 19, 2018 - An Excursion on the Patric Henry Private Railcars: Report & Photos by Steve Grande. My wife and I were one of the 3 couples that rode the Patrick Henry Private Railcars from Los Angeles, California, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. This report contains photos and text from that trip plus a couple of short video clips... Read More>>

April 20, 2018 - Amtrak Southwest Chief Albuquerque to Los Angeles: Report & Photos by Steve Grande The Ride Back From Albuquerque, New Mexico to Los Angeles, California, after the ride on the Patrick Henry Private Railcars. Mostly photos of the dining car and menus... Read More>>

March 10, 2018 - Farewell to the Pacific Parlour Car - Part 3 of 3: Report & Photos by Robert & Kandace Tabern The Un-refurbished, "Sold-off" Pacific Parlour Car #39971. In January 2018, Amtrak gave just a few weeks notice that the much-loved Pacific Parlour Car would be permanently retired from the Coast Starlight. This was one of our favorite cars; an excuse for us to... Read More>>

March 17, 2018 - Winterail Trip 2018: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler For the 40th Anniversay Show of Winterail, Chris Parker and I would fly up on Wednesday, ride MAX out to Beaverton before riding the Westside Express. We would then ride to the airport and get a rental car before taking Amtrak from Vancouver to Tukwila and then take the southbound train back with... Read More>>

Chapter 26 July 01, 2015 - New Orleans Street Cars, Chalmette National Cemetery, Mardi Gras Fountain: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. After a good night's rest, I was ready to start my first day in New Orleans. Among the first things to do was to find the breakfast buffet, a featured amenity here at the... Read More>>

Feb 26, 2018 - Farewell to the Pacific Parlour Car - Part 2 of 3: Report & Photos by Robert & Kandace Tabern The Final Northbound Coast Starlight with a Pacific Parlour Car. Report of the Pacific Parlour Cars that we rode between Salem, Oregon and Seattle, Washington on Train #14 on Saturday, February 3, 2018. This was the last northbound trip and... Read More>>

Chapter 25 July 02, 2015 - Train Ride from Washington D.C. to New Orleans, Amtrak Train 19, Crescent: Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. Man oh Man. What a way to start the day. Waking up and looking out your bedroom window and seeing our wonderful countryside passing by and very curious as to where you are located. After leaving DC and while having dinner in the... Read More>>

Jan 19, 2018 - San Diego Entire Trolley Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler We decided to do a San Diego Entire Trolley Trip using the $12 Regional Pass. Chris Parker' friend Bob Jacoby and then Bob Gordon plus I invited David Aten and Robin Bowers to join us on President Day 2018. That... Read More>>

Feb 5, 2018 - Farewell to the Pacific Parlour Car - Part 1 of 3: Report & Photos by Robert & Kandace Tabern History and Photo Essay of the Santa Fe Hi-Level Lounge Cars: 1954-2018. In January 2018, Amtrak gave just a few weeks notice that the much-loved Pacific Parlour Car would be permanently retired from the Coast Starlight. This was one of our favorite cars... Read More>>

Chapter 24 July 1, 2015 - Train Ride from Norfolk to Washington,DC (Northeast Regional #174), US Capital Mall, American History Museum, Jefferson Memorial (Washington,DC), Overnight on sleeping car to New Orleans (Amtrak Crescent #19): Report & Photos by Robin Bowers. It was deep in the dark of night that Chris and I escaped the... Read More>>

Jan 02, 2018 - A Trip aboard the last Amtrak Great Dome: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler I wanted to ride the last Amtrak Great Dome in Pacific Surfliner Service and it had run after Christmas so I had to find what train it was on. I took a morning walk and after a pair of southbound Metrolink trains, it was... Read More>>

Reports Posted in Prior Years

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