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RIDE THE RAILS WITH CHRIS GUENZLER!





The story of his recovery can be seen here.


Chris' railroad mileage now stands at: 1,386,818.6 miles or 2,236,804.193 kilometers as of 4/22/2014




Chris going 152 MPH on Acela Express First Class.
Chris has ridden over 1,385,000.0 miles - that is equal to over 57.70 times around the world! He has ridden trains in all 50 states and has traveled on every Amtrak route at least twice, plus all the trains of Canada's Via Rail as well as every intercity route in Canada. In Mexico he has done Copper Canyon many times plus some other special places. Here are a few of the milestones that Chris has done: He hit his 100,000th mile on the Ferrocarril Pacifico at Lujan, in the Mexican state of Sonora, he reached 250,000 miles on Amtrak train 580 near Irvine, California, and when he got to 500,000 miles he was on Amtrak Train 11 at mile post 256.8 on the Union Pacific's Coast Line in California. On August 28, 2002 he passed 700,000 miles 14.1 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. On May 26, 2003 at MP 178 east of Santa Ana he passed 750,000 rail miles. On April 25, 2004 he was on Train 4 and passed 800,000 miles just west of the Metrolink West Corona Station. On February 20, 2005 he passed 850,000 miles at MP 215.6 on Surfliner 785 on the San Diego Sub. His 900,000 miles was passed aboard the Southwest Chief Train 4 on the BNSF Seligman Sub at MP 369.9 on November 26, 2005. His 950,000.0 miles was passed at MP 200.9 on the Metrolink San Diego Sub on 8/29/06. On April 27, 2007 at MP 425.5 on the BNSF Marceline Sub at the Missouri River Bridge at Sibley Missouri aboard the Southwest Chief, Chris passed his One Millionth Rail Mile ridden. On April 7, 2008 as Chris stepped off the Southwest Chief at the La Plata, Missouri Amtrak Station he reached his One Millionth Amtrak Mile ridden! On September 7, 2008 Chris passed his 1,100,000.0 Rail Mile on Surfliner 571 passing under Interstate 5 west of Irvine at MP 183.2 on the Metrolink San Diego Sub. On December 16, 2009 he reached his 2,000,000.0 Kilometer as well as his 1,200,000.0 Rail Mile at Milepost 166.2 on the Metrolink San Diego Sub at the Orangethrope Grade Crossing in Anaheim. On July 1, 2010 Chris passed his 1,250,000.0 Rail Mile 2.7 miles west of WB Jct at Milepost 391.4 of the BNSF Marceline Sub in Missouri. On May 19, 2011 on the Lakeshore Limited he passed his 1,300,000.0 Rail Mile 2.5 miles west of Kirksville, New York on the CSX Mohawk Sub. On July 1, 2012 on the Southwest Chief at the crossing of Magnolia Avenue in the City of Riverside he passed his 1,350,000.0 Rail Mile.

Watch this site for more of Chris' continuing railroad adventures!

Got any rail travel questions for Chris? Contact him at: chrisguenzler@juno.com
Read some of the comments about Chris's railroad journeys here.

Chris passing his Millionth Rail Mile. Click here for the story.


Completing the Amtrak System
 


Chris reached his Millionth Amtrak Rail Mile. Click here for the story.


Hawaii The Final State Train Ride


Canadian Intercity Finale


Alice Cooper Concert




Read about my trips in 2011 through the present

 

Read about my trips from 2009 though 2010.

 

Read about my trips from 2006 though 2008.

 

Read about my trips from 2001 though 2005.

 

Read about my trips from 1980 though 2000.

 
Join me on some of my Railfanning trips.
 
A tribute to Amtrak 1971 to the present!
The story of my early life.
Links to my favorite web sites.
Hotels near railroad stations.
Newspaper articles with Chris in them
Ten tips for train riders.
Industrial Rail Events.
 
Concert photos of my favorite bands.
Click here to read my profile.
A Tribute to Richard Hamilton founder of Lets Talk Trains
Click here to see my former 50 State Post Card Wall


Map of all the routes that Chris has traveled.



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