Rail Travelogues & Photos,
Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada.
Below you will find all of the railroad related stories, rail photos, rail trave
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.
Reports Posted in Prior Years
Click each link for reports posted in that year:
Reports Posted This Year:
Jul 2, 2016 - Chicago Union Station's New Metropolitan Lounge: Report & Photos Jack M. Turner
Our arrival at Chicago Union Station on Saturday, July 2, 2016 aboard the California Zephyr was filled with anticipation as we prepared to experience the new first class Metropolitan Lounge for the first time. On the outbound trip in mid-June we spent much of our layover between the City of New Orleans and the Empire Builder in the old Metropolitan Lounge located close to the south concourse gates. Now the journey from trackside to the lounge would be longer as it has been relocated close to the station's Great Hall which is about as far from the boarding gates...
Jul 11-12, 2016 - Amtrak Capitol Limited Chicago to Washington,DC: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison
This is the third leg of my son, Matthew Morrison, and my America By Amtrak Tour. The daylight portion of this Capitol Limited segment, which left Chicago at 6:40 pm, includes photos from the train of Cumberland, Maryland; Martinsburg, West Virginia; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Rockville, Maryland; and Washington, DC; and forest, farms, and rivers in between...
July 9-11, 2016 - Chicago: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison
America by Amtrak, Coast-to-Coast and Border-to-Border, Chicago (CHI), an Amtrak Destination City. The second Destination City on a dream Amtrak train trip covering 25 states on 6 Amtrak Long Distance Trains on 7,638 rail miles by a 74 year old dad, Carl Morrison, and 42 year old son, Matthew Morrison...
July 6, 2016 - Amtrak Destination City, Seattle, Washington: Report & Photos by Carl Morrison
America by Amtrak, Coast-to-Coast and Border-to-Border, Seattle (SEA), Served by these Amtrak Trains: Amtrak Coast Starlight (Trains #11 & #14) and Amtrak Empire Builder (Trains #7 & #8). Arrival in Seattle on the COAST STARLIGHT from Los Angeles, California about 8:12 pm. We made our first Uber call and were picked up quickly. The Uber app even showed where the driver was located on a real time map. Our destination was Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Pioneer Square...
July 2, 2016 - Topic: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler
We awoke to rainshowers so I checked on Amtrak and it was running over 2.5 hours late. I got Robin up at 6:15 AM and after we loaded the car in the rain, we left Flagstaff and headed east. Trying to escape the thunderstorms we went to Darling but it was still raining so we...
Photographing TRAINS Vol. 1 Amtrak's Southwest Chief by Carl Morrison (Kindle Edition)
First in a Series of Long Distance Amtrak Train Photography Guides. This book tells you where and how to make great exterior and interior train photos along the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief Los Angeles - Chicago. . This eBook includes tips for taking photos, not only of the Southwest Chief, but of tourist trains, rail museums, and private rail cars close to the Southwest Chief route. Carl gives many suggestions as to where to eat, and where to stay along the way. Includes over 350 photos by the author from over 20 trips on the Southwest Chief to illustrate proven photo concepts. All Photographs and Text, except where noted, By Carl Morrison...
Jan 29, 2016- An Inside Look Into Outside The Rails
(Part 1 of 2). The Story Behind our Railroad Route Guides by Robert & Kandace Tabern. Several readers of our posts here on TrainWeb have contacted us and requested we write about our experiences researching, writing, and publishing these books...
Highlighted Stories From TrainWeb's Past:
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featured in previous years on the main page of TrainWeb:
Rail Travelogues & Photos:
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Travelogues of specific Amtrak routes:
- Travelogues for Multiple Routes
- Acela Express - Trains #2100s: Washington,DC-Boston,MA
- Acela Regional - Service on the Northeast Corridor (renamed to Regional)
- Adirondack - Train #68 & #69: Montreal,PQ,Canada to New York,NY
- Ann Rutledge - Train #303-304: Chicago,IL to Kansas City,MO
- California Zephyr - Train #5 & #6: Chicago,IL-Emeryville,CA
- Capitol Limited - Train #29 & #30: Washington,DC to Chicago,IL
- Capitols - Trains #700s: San Jose,CA-Colfax,CA
- Cardinal - Train #50 & #51: Chicago,IL to Washington,DC
- Cascades - Trains #700s: Eugene,OR to Vancouver,BC,Canada
- City Of New Orleans - Train #58 & #59: New Orleans,LA to Chicago,IL
- Coast Starlight - Train #11 & #14: Seattle,WA-Los Angeles,CA
- Crescent - Train #19 & #20: New York,NY to New Orleans,LA
- Desert Wind - Train #35 & #36: Chicago,IL to Los Angeles,CA (discontinued 1997)
- Downeaster - Train #680-689: Boston,MA to Portland,ME
- Ethan Allen Express - Trains #200s: Rutland,VT to Washington,DC
- Empire Builder - Train #7 & #8: Chicago,IL-Seattle,WA
- Empire Builder - Train #27 & #28: Chicago,IL-Portland,OR
- International - Train #364-367: Chicago,IL to Toronto,ON,Canada (discontinued 2004)
- Illinois Zephyr - Train #346-348: Quincy,IL to Chicago,IL
- Kentucky Cardinal - Train #850-851: Chicago,IL to Louisville,KY (discontinued 2003)
- Lake Cities - Train #352-353: Chicago,IL to Pontiac,MI (renamed to Wolverine)
- Lake Shore Limited - Train #48 & #49: Chicago,IL-New York,NY
- Lake Shore Limited - Train #448 & #449: Chicago,IL-Boston,MA
- Maple Leaf - Train #63 & #64: New York,NY to Toronto,ON,Canada
- Metroliner - Train #100-201: Washington,DC to New York,NY
- Mt Adams Talgo - Train #752 & #753: Seattle,WA toPortland,OR (renamed to Cascades)
- Mt Baker Intl - Train #760 & #761: Seattle,WA to Vancouver,BC,Canada (renamed to Cascades)
- National Chief - Train #15 & #16: Washington,DC to Los Angeles,CA (never implemented)
- NortheastDirect - Service On The Northeast Corridor (renamed to Acela Regional)
- Pacific Surfliner - Trains #500s & #700s: San Diego,CA-San Luis Obispo,CA
- Pere Marquette - Train #370 & #371: Chicago,IL to Grand Rapids,MI
- Pioneer - Train #25 & #26: Chicago,IL to Seattle,WA (discontinued 1997)
- San Diegans - Trains #500s & #700s: San Diego,CA-San Luis Obispo,CA (Now Pacific Surfliner)
- San Joaquins - Trains #700s: Bakersfield,CA-Oakland,CA; Bakersfield,CA-Sacramento,CA
- Silver Meteor - Train #97 & #98: New York,NY to Miami,FL
- Silver Palm - Train #89 & #90: New York,NY to Miami,FL (replaced by Palmetto)
- Silver Star - Train #91 & #92: New York,NY to Miami,FL
- Southwest Chief - Train #3 & #4: Chicago,IL-Los Angeles,CA
- Sunset Limited - Train #1 & #2: Miami,FL-Los Angeles,CA
- Texas Eagle - Train #421 & #422: Chicago,IL to Los Angeles,CA
- Three Rivers - Train #40 & #41: Chicago,IL to New York,NY
- Twilight Shoreliner - Trains #66, 67, 76: Boston,MA to Newport News,VA (replaced by Federal)
- Vermonter - Train #55 & #56: Washington,DC to St.Albans,VT/Montreal,PQ,Canada
- Wolverine - Train #350-351: Chicago,IL to Pontiac,MI
Travelogues of commuter rail routes:
- Caltrain: Gilroy,CA-San Francisco,CA
- Champlain Flyer: Charlotte,VT-Burlington,VT
- Coaster: Oceanside,CA-San Diego,CA
- Metra: Greater Chicago Area,IL
- Metrolink: Greater Los Angeles Area,CA
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