Tom J’s Rail Travels
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website. This website deals with various train trips I have taken since 2004.
These trips were on Amtrak, VIA Rail
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my 2004 trip to
My report on the Kingston Transit 7975 charter is here: Kingston Charter trip.htm
Click here to read my trip report titled: Farewell to Amtrak's Three Rivers trip.htm
My trip on VIA train 69 with the Glenfraser Lounge car is here: May 15th trip report
This link details my 2005
Shortly after my trip to
I took this trip after I found out about another train that was going to be discontinued: Farewell to VIA's Enterprise trip.htm
After riding the
This trip was a huge one so I broke it up into five sections: Arizona trip
After what happened on my Arizona trip, you may think I’d be off trains, well you’re wrong. I took a train trip in April, but I flew there! Click here to read: Halifax trip.htm
My next train trip was to Brantford to see the oldest bus in service in Ontario. Check it our here: Brantford trip.htm
One good trip to Timmins
deserves another! Click here to see what happened when I revisited
For a four day trip, I
took a lot of photos, so I divided it into sections. Click here for my trip to
I took a trip to
return to the
My first train trip of 2007! I ended up flying there and part way back. Click here to read: Western Canada trip part 1.htm
Budds came back! (Temporally). Click here to read what happened on my
first Amtrak trip of 2007, though I flew to and from
A trip three years in the making! Click here to read about my Washington-Cleveland trip part 1.htm
Click to read about my first ride on an RDC: Sudbury trip.htm
I managed to squeeze in one last trip in 2007. Click to read: Adirondack trip.htm
My first trip of 2008! Click to read what happened on my Parry Sound trip
Carnival! Click to read about when I went to Carnival de Quebec
My 25th trip since 2004 and the biggest to date! Click to read what happened on my Boston trip
A “weird” trip so to speak. Click to read about my Orillia trip
Click to read of my second biggest trip of the year: Chicago trip 2008 part 1
The dome returned to the Adirondack! Click to read what happened on this trip: Adirondack trip 2008
My first trip of 2009 with a bit of local taste! Click to read about my Surprise Niagara Falls trip
The end of a quest! Click to read about the end of a 13 year quest on my Dallas trip part 1.htm
Click to read about what happened on my trip on VIA’s Chaleur: Chaleur trip report part 1
My report on the STO 7901 charter is here: STO 7901 charter part 1
This trip was the silver lining from what happened when I rode the Chaleur! Click to read about my Return to Halifax
Another trip to Montreal! Click to read what happened on my Montreal 2009/Westjet trip part 1
I’m not dead yet! I just haven’t traveled for awhile, but click to read about when happened when I went on the Chaleur again: Chaleur trip 2010.
A once in a lifetime event! Click to read my report on the Dayton BBC trolleybus charter: Dayton/North Carolina trip
My second U.S. trip in 2010 in a row! Click to read what happened on this trip: Washington-Lancaster trip.
My report on the Toronto Transportation Society’s 2010 Transportation Weekend is here: TTS Transportation weekend part 1
I took one last trip in 2010. Click to read about my Cardinal dome trip.
My first trip of 2011! Click to read about my trip to see the “Good old Boys” here: Niagara Falls trip 2011
year, another Budd Ocean comes and goes. Click to read about my ride on the
Click to read what happened on my 2011 Montreal trip.
Years after I visited Boston and Seashore, I had to go back! Click to read what happened here: Boston 2011
trip to attend the charter weekend in
Happy 40th birthday Amtrak! Click to read how Amtrak’s 40th birthday was celebrated by me: Amtrak 40th Anniversary trip
My report on the Toronto Transportation Society’s Niagara Falls Transit Classic #8937 charter is here: Niagara Falls Classic Charter
to read my report on Toronto Transportation Society’s Fall Colours
My first trip of 2012 and which was a farewell trip as well! Click to read my Farewell to VIA trains 68 and 69.
This may be considered my most controversial trip to date. You have been warned. If you’re still interested, click to read about my Michigan trip.
report on the
than a week after the
is the mother of all trips to
to read about my trip to
report has a bit of British taste, though I never left
week after the
Click to read my farewell trip on a train I’ve used a few times over the years: Farewell to the Northlander
After 10 trips, this was my last trip of 2012! Click to read about my Boston trip 2012.
This is my first trip of 2013: Washington DC trip 2013 part 1.
is the end of something I almost always did whenever I visited
For the first time since 2004, I did not travel during the month of July. However, I took a trip in early August. Click to read about my London St Thomas trip.
This was my biggest trip of 2013! Click here to read about what happened on the Calgary fishbowl farewell charter.
I managed to get one last trip in 2013 late in the year. Click to read about my VIA rare mileage trip
After an ice storm and a very cold winter, I have taken my first trip on 2014 during spring. Click to read about my Windsor trip.
My first U.S. trip of the year! Click to read about what happened when I went to Streamliners at Spencer.
My biggest trip to date! Click to read what I did “across the pond” on my Britain Trip.
my attempt at doing something I was unable to do last time I was in
My last trip of 2014: TTS Christmas Lights Charter 2014
My first trip of 2015 was to the same place my first trip of 2004 was to. Click to read about my 2015 Ottawa trip.
Now this is my biggest trip. Click to read about my 2015 Europe trip.
This was a short but somewhat interesting trip. Click here to read about the reasoning behind my Kingston day trip.
Would lightning strike twice 60 years later? That’s something I pondered when I headed down to Alabama.
My first trip of 2016! Click to read about what happened on the TTS’s Sarnia Orion 1 charter.
A Make-up trip almost a year in the making! Click to read when I rode behind N&W 611 in 2016!
was my big trip of 2016! Although I didn’t go to
My first trip of 2017 was a short one. But if you’re interested, click to read about when I visited Comic Con in Niagara Falls.
first trip to the
Click to read about fan trip that was in two countries here: Transit Windsor Orion 6 charter
My first trip of 2018! Click to read when I went to bid Farewell to STM's MR-63s.
Deja-Vu! I returned to
was my third trip to
biggest trip of the year and the first trip this year that I did NOT visit
Click to read about what may very well be my last ride on Amtrak’s last dome car: Adirondack Trip 2018
was my first trip to the
Both previous trips in 2019 involved some sort of light rail. Now it’s going to be three for three. Click to read about my 2019 trip to Ottawa.
All three of my trips in 2019 involved riding light rail. The first trip of 2020 continues this while taking care of some unfinished business. Click to read about what happened on my Dallas Make up trip.
Click to read about the first trip I took after the COVID-19 Pandemic and the only trip of 2021: Sudbury-Sault Ste Marie trip
My first trip of 2022 was a Carnival; literally! Click to ready about the Quebec City 2022 Winter Carnival
Some Miscellaneous stuff: misc.htm
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