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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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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.

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Reports Posted This Year:

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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