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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 From Other Years:

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Reports Posted This Year:

Episode #52: 2022 Christmas Special: Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern present our 3rd Annual Christmas Special. This year we are spending time volunteering with the Friends of the 261 North Pole Express train... Click Here To View>>

Nov 26, 2022 - Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I arose at the Best Western and after a good night's sleep, checked the Internet then packed and checked out. I drove us to the Black Bear Diner where I enjoyed French Toast and bacon while... Read More>>

Nov 24-25, 2022 - The Journey North and the Monterey Branch Sunset Handcar Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This trip was planned very quickly after I received an e-mail from Mason Clark of Handcar Tours about a sunset trip riding the handcars in Marina over Thanksgiving weekend. Elizabeth and I then checked the Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad in Felton and they were running trains up the mountain on weekends. We arranged our hotel reservations and were all set to go! Thanksgiving morning 2022 we were up and ready to leave following our internet duties and finishing packing. We loaded the car and Elizabeth drove us to the rest area at Tejon Ranch on Interstate 5 on a light traffic morning; I then drove the rest of... Read More>>

Oct 25, 2022 - North Carolina Transportation Museum, Southern Railway, Spencer, North Carolina: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. The N.C. Transportation Museum is a historic site, once home to Southern Railway's largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast, and a museum featuring all types of... Read More>>

Nov 6, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #51: A Look Back at the First Fifty: Can you believe the Midwest Rail Rangers have produced more than 50 episodes of their popular "Rail Rangers on the Road" series? It all started on June 24, 2020 when it became clear in-person programming would be suspended... Click Here To View>>

Oct 24, 2022 - A Trip to Ride the New San Bernardino to Redlands Arrow Service: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Redlands Passenger Rail Project is an innovative nine-mile regional rail project that provides additional transportation choices through the introduction of a new rail service, known as... Read More>>

Oct 9, 2022 - A Trip to Ride Metro's K Crenshaw Light Rail Line: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Metro K Line will extend light rail from the existing Metro E Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to the Metro C Line. While the rail line includes eight new stations, only seven will be open in the... Read More>>

Oct 1, 2022 - The Grand Canyon Railway and the trip home: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Since 1901 the Grand Canyon Railway has enchanted millions of people from all over the world. From its yesteryears of transporting ore to our present-day journeys to the canyon with the help of... Read More>>

Sep 30, 2022 - The Road to Williams, Arizona: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Denver and Rio Grande Western Pagosa Springs station built in 1900. Our routing took us through Durungo and Cortez. We turned onto the road leading to the Four Corners National Monument and about nine miles from our... Read More>>

Sep 29, 2022 - Cumbres and Toltec Galloping Goose Westward Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. If the Rio Grande Southern Railroad had ever been a profitable endeavor with the changing economy of its fledgling days, the "Galloping Goose" might never have been "hatched" to accommodate travel by rail in the... Read More>>

Sep 28, 2022 - Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Chama to Antonito: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Cumbres and Toltec K36 2-8-2 484 built by Baldwin in 1925 as Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad 484. The engine was featured in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". I boarded the train and... Read More>>

Sep 27, 2022 - The road to Santa Fe, New Mexico and the New Mexico Railrunner Express: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is administered by the... Read More>>

Sep 26, 2022 - The road to Dalhart, Texas: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The location of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific station in Enid, built in 1928, prompted a year-long railroad war. The Rock Island tried to stop in North Enid and bypass the government town of South Enid. A statute signed by... Read More>>

Sep 25,2022 - Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Rare Mileage Trip to Monett: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I chatted with John Goodman until I saw good friend Bart Jennings who showed me his new book. Everyone then boarded the same two cars as Friday ("Explorer" and dome "Silver Feather")... Read More>>

Sep 23, 2022 - Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Shop Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The bus of National Railway Historical Society autumn conference members arrived back in Springdale and I toured the Museum of the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad before waiting for the tour to start. After a slight delay we... Read More>>

Sep 23, 2022 - Fort Smith Trolley Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Fort Smith Railway Company began operation in 1883 with three mule-drawn rail cars, offering the area's first public transportation. As these cars progressed through the unpaved streets, the "Gee" and "Haw" from the... Read More>>

Sep 23, 2022 - The Arkansas and Missouri Train Trip to Van Buren: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Arkansas & Missouri may be one of the most documented shortline railroads in the country. Articles on it, and its large fleet of Alco locomotives, have been published in many magazines such as... Read More>>

Sep 24, 2022 - Amtrak Safety Event - Fullerton, California: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. The big attraction for me was to go through all the Fullerton Train Museum's rolling stock even though I see the museum every time I visit the Fullerton Station. The first car in the walk-through is surely a walk through time. Perfectly restored 50s lounge car with bar... Read More>>

Oct 2, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #50: Train Ride 2,000+ Feet Underground -- Soudan, Minnesota: For our 50th "Rail Rangers on the Road" Episode, we head to Minnesota's first iron ore mine... the Soudan Mine... which opened in 1882. Operations went underground by 1892 since the ore body continued deep into the ground... Click Here To View>>

Sep 22, 2022 - Branson Scenic Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The comfort of the vintage passenger cars is quite a contrast to the harsh realities the railroad pioneers found when they undertook bringing rail service to the Ozarks. Laying the tracks for the White River Railway was possibly the... Read More>>

Sep 21, 2022 - Showboat Branson Belle: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Showboat Branson Belle operates regular two hour lunch and dinner sailings on the waters of Table Rock Lake, built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the late 1950s. The lake impounds the White River, which starts along the... Read More>>

Sep 21, 2022 - Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway was started by the late Robert Dortch, Jr., and his wife Mary Jane in 1981. Robert Dortch, Sr., had built the Scott and Bearskin Lake Railroad as part of the... Read More>>

Sep 20, 2022 - Railfanning in the Sallisaw Area: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I awoke at the Cantlin's son-in-law James and Rebekah's house in Sallisaw and after showering and preparing for the day, amended yesterday's story then did our Internet duties. We drove to Ruger's Grill for... Read More>>

Sep 19, 2022 - The Drive From Oklahoma City to Sallisaw: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Texas Electric Railway was chartered on July 15, 1916 to consolidate the Texas Traction Company and the Southern Traction Company, effective January 1, 1917. The merged company operated three routes out of... Read More>>

Sep 18, 2022 - The trip to Oklahoma City: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Fort Worth and Denver Northern Railway Company was chartered by the Burlington system on May 20, 1929. The road was built from Childress north to Shamrock in Wheeler County and then northwest to Pampa in... Read More>>

Sep 17, 2022 - The Sandia Peak and on to Amarillo: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Sandia Mountains sit directly east of Albuquerque, in the Cibola National Forest. The highest point is Sandia Crest, 10,378 feet, exactly where the tram cars deliver passengers. From the ground, the cables are... Read More>>

Sep 15-16, 2022 - The Two-Day Drive To Albuquerque: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This trip's destination is Springdale, Arkansas and the Autumn Conference of the National Railway Historical Society, where Elizabeth will become Secretary of the Society's Advisory Council. On the way there, we will ride the... Read More>>

Aug 25-28, 2022 - The Four-Day Trip Home From Alliance, Nebraska: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We arose at the Holiday Inn Express in Alliance and had the hotel's breakfast then after checking the Internet, I drove us to Henry and just in Wyoming, found our Nebraska station... Read More>>

Aug 24, 2022 - Depots and Trains in Nebraska: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Ralroad SW1200 1219 nee Chicago and North Western 319 built by Eloctro-Motive Division in 1962. The Eastern Nebraska Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (now known as... Read More>>

Aug 22, 2022 - Depots in Missouri and Depots and Covered Bridges in Iowa: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at the Depot Inn and Suites, relaxed, and after doing our usual morning Internet browsing, I drove us to Pancake City in Kirksville where we had a very good... Read More>>

Aug 21, 2022 - A Stay at the Depot Inn and Suites: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up in the Pullman Suite and we had their hotel breakfast then walked out to the Chris Guenzler Million Mile Lookout Point with our computers. he first train snuck up on us but I was able to... Read More>>

Sep 4, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - National Parks Near Grand Junction -- Colorado & Utah: Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern arrive in Grand Junction, Colorado to explore four units of the National Park Service with-in a few hours of this stop... Click Here To View>>

Aug 21, 2022 - Monticello Railway Museum Featuring Southern Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Monticello Railway Museum is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1966 as "SPUR"; Society for the Perpetuation of Unretired Railfans. SPUR's goal at that time was to maintain and... Read More>>

Aug 20, 2022 - Age of Steam's Ferrequinologist Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum History: The roundhouse was built by Jerry Joe Jacobson, former CEO of the Ohio Central Railroad System (OCRS). In October 2008, Jacobson sold his interest in OCRS to... Read More>>

Aug 19, 2022 - Dennison Railroad Depot Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, The Dennison Railroad Depot is the most significant remaining example in the nation of a railroad canteen still reflecting its World War II heritage. During WWII, 1.3 Million service... Read More>>

Aug 19, 2022 - Warthers Carving Museum, Dover, Ohio: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. It all started when Ernest Warther lost his father at the age of three, in 1888, forcing him to take his first job at the age of five. It was during that cow-herding job that Ernest earned the nickname "Mooney", Swiss for... Read More>>

Aug 17, 2022 - Cleveland RTA Light Rail: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Cleveland Rail Lines: Four rail lines join at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland, the former Cleveland Union Terminal. Three lines share their tracks at Tri-C-Campus District and East 55th stations. This sharing of one route by... Read More>>

Aug 17, 2022 - Cleveland Goodtime III Harbour Tour and Stations: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The first Goodtime tour took place on the Goodtime I in 1958 when brothers, Vince and Herb Fryan started taking the 150-passenger boat out for tours on Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. The Fryan... Read More>>

Aug 17, 2022 - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Based on a track bed and rails originally laid down around 1880, right-of-way ownership transitioned over the years from Valley Railway to Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railroad, to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to the... Read More>>

Aug 16, 2022 - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Streetcars served America through two world wars and a depression, but affluence and automobiles caused the end of the Trolley Era and a greatly diminished role for public transportation. As streetcars were... Read More>>

Aug 14, 2022 - Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, operating from Historic Downtown Lebanon, offers scenic train rides through Southwestern Ohio in Warren County. These nostalgic train rides present passengers with the opportunity to... Read More>>

Aug 14, 2022 - Ohio Railway Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Founded in 1948, the Ohio Railway Museum is one of the oldest railroad museums in America and began with the acquisition of Ohio Public Service Interurban Car 21, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The... Read More>>

Aug 12-13, 2022 - Champaign/Urbana, Illinois to Marion, Ohio and Summerail: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company, or THI&E, was the second largest interurban in the Indiana during the 1920s height of the interurban era. This system included over... Read More>>

Aug 12, 2022 - Topeka, Kansas to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Union Pacific Great Overland Station built in 1927 which is on the National Register of Historic Places was built over three years starting in 1925 and designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, whose firm... Read More>>

Aug 10, 2022 - Dodge City to Topeka: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at the Best Western in Dodge City and after doing our Internet duties, checked out and walked over to the International House of Pancakes for breakfast, after which we started our day of stations and steam engines. We did not... Read More>>

Aug 9, 2022 - Clovis, New Mexico to Dodge City, Kansas: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at 7:00 AM and after our Internet duties, we went to International House of Pancakes for breakfast. Afterwards, there were three photographic opportunities in Clovis this morning and I drove us to them... Read More>>

Aug 7-8, 2022 - Home to Clovis - A Two-Day Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I had talked about going to Summerail 2022, an event that neither of us had ever been to before. We found out that it was to occur on August 13th this year. Elizabeth looked at the Age of Steam Museum's website and... Read More>>

Aug 7, 2022 - Episode #48: Our Nation's Newest National Park Unit -- Jackson, MS: Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern arrive in Jackson, Mississippi to explore the nation's newest unit of the National Park Service --- The Medgar and Myrlie... Click Here To View>>

Aug 3, 2018 - Princeton Jct New Jersey Railfanning WITH UPDATED PHOTOS: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Robin slept in and I walked over to get the name of the restaurant where we ate last night, which was Dayton Diner's. Robin arose and we drove to Princeton Jct and paid to park then walked up to... Read More>>

Aug 3, 2018 - New Jersey Museum of Transportation Pine Creek Railroad WITH UPDATED PHOTOS: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. New Jersey Museum of Transportation is a museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and operation of historic railroad equipment. The organization runs... Read More>>

July 10-11, 2022 - Niles Canyon Railway East of Sunol: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The California Western Railroad (aka The Skunk Train) used to have four railbuses - M80, M100, M200 and M300. One of them, M-200, still exists and is still running but not on the Skunk Line. She has been completely... Read More>>

July 9, 2022 - Finishing up the VTA and San Jose Trolley Barn: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Electric trolleys were the main source of public transportation in San Jose between 1880 and 1938. These streetcars operated on nearly 130 miles of track throughout Santa Clara Valley. Automobiles were too... Read More>>

July 8, 2022 - Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad and Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Park: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Roaring Camp Railroads operations began in 1963 under the guidance of F. Norman Clark (1935-1985), who was the founder and owner. His purpose was to keep a family tradition of... Read More>>

July 7, 2022 - Redwood Valley Railroad, Depots and Winchester Mystery House: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Redwood Valley Railway was established in 1952 by Erich Thomsen as the Tilden South Gate and Pacific Railway, on a 12 inch gauge, and has since expanded to... Read More>>

July 4, 2022 - Mount Lassen National Park: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Lassen Volcanic National Park is an American national park in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southernmost volcano in the... Read More>>

July 3, 2022 - Western Pacific Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. In 1983, the Feather River Rail Society was formed with the goal of preserving the legacy of the Western Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific graciously donated several pieces of equipment and granted use of the... Read More>>

July 2, 2022 - Great Western Steam Up: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Held in the heart of Nevada's Capital City, make the Carson Railroad Museum's Great Western Steam Up your locomotive this summer. Hosted by the Nevada State Railroad Museum - Carson City, this once-in-a-lifetime event celebrates the... Read More>>

July 1, 2022 - Virginia and Truckee Railroad from Virginia City to Gold Hill and Beyond: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. 35-Minute Round-Trip Train Ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill. Take a fascinating 35-minute ride back into history over the scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Hear the... Read More>>

June 30, 2022 - The start of our Second Anniversary Trip and the Laws Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I wanted to participate in at least one day of the four-day Great Western Steam Up at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Since neither of us had been to... Read More>>

Jul 3, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #47: Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railroad: If you are planning to come to Northwest Wisconsin to ride the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad... or visit the Midwest Rail Rangers Headquarters in Barron, Wisconsin... you should also stop by the Osceola & St. Croix Valley... Click Here To View>>

A Look Back At Chris Guenzler Reaching One Million Rail Travel Miles. Includes a video, photos and reports of the rail trip and celebration April 25-27, 2007 and reaching his Amtrak millionth mile on April 7, 2008. Many people rode Amtrak to this event providing photos and reports of their rail trips that are posted here. This is the first time we have posted the video to TrainWeb... Read More>>

Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2021: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2021... Slide Show>>

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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