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My Train Trips 2001 through 2005

Here are stories of Chris Guenzler's journeys on the trains from 2001 through 2005. The stories are in chronological order, the most recent can be found at the top and the oldest by scrolling down to the bottom of the page.


My Return to a Post Katrina New Orleans with my taking a new routing east of Houston 12/16/2005 to 12/21/2005

A Southwest Chief round trip to Lamy for my 900,000 Rail Mile! 11/24/2005 to 11/26/2005

Georgia Southwestern Railroad Rare Mileage Trips 2005 Sponsored by the Southern Appalachia Railway Museum plus the steam train at the Georgia Agrirama Living History Museum 11/18/2005 to 11/23/2005

Join the Train Travel Meetup Group as we traveled to San Luis Obispo 11/11/2005

A Tour of the Metrolink Shops 10/26/2005

Ride the Coast Starlight to Oakland and the San Joaquin back home 9/24/2005 to 9/25/2005

Join Trains Unlimited on the Domes to the Feather River Railroad Days Trip 8/25/2005 to 8/28/2005

The Entire BART system and a Ride on a Caltrain Baby Bullet 8/24/2005

The Empire Builder and Coast Starlight to Oakland 8/22/2005 to 8/23/2005

The Relaunching of the Empire Builder in Seattle and trip east to Havre 8/21/2005 to 8/22/2005

Riding the Coast Starlight for the Relaunching of the Empire Builder, also pictures of the King Street Station Restoration in Progress 8/19/2005 to 8/21/2005

The Trip Home via Tacoma, the Sounder, Seattle and Coast Starlight 7/12/2005 to 7/15/2005

Washington Park and Zoo Railroad plus the Portland Streetcar Extension 7/11/2005

A Steam Trip on the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad 7/10/2005

NRHS Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Trip 7/9/2005

The Crooked River Dinner Train 7/8/2005

The New Expo Center Trimet Line plus Waterfalls and other surprises on the way to the Crooked River Dinner Train. 7/8/2005

NRHS Port of Tillamook NRHS Trip 7/7/2005

NRHS Western Star Steam Special with the SP&S 700 and SP 4449 7/6/2005

Mount Hood Railroad and a railfanning trip after in the Columbia River Gorge 7/5/2005

The Trains Unlimited Tours NRHS 2005 Express 7/2/2005 to 7/4/2005

Getting my 875,000 Rail Mile on the way to the Trains Unlimited Trip 7/1/2005

A Trip on the Pony Express to Santa Barbara 6/29/2005

San Diego Green Line Tour Pre Opening Trip and Shop Tour 8/25/2005

A return to La Junta 5/20/2005 to 5/23/2005

A Metrolink Trip to Montalvo 5/16/2005

Amtraking to Tucson's Old Pueblo Trolley and a surprise 4/22/2005 to 4/24/2005

2005 APTA Conference with a Trip down the Alameda Corridor plus a Harbor Tour out of San Pedro and the Grand Lunch with John Wooden 4/2/2005

A Return to the New River Gorge. Join me on the Southwest Chief, Cardinal, Lakeshore Limited, Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited and more! 3/25/2005 to 4/1/2005

Join me for Amtraking to Winterail 2005 along with with the Friday Night Slide Show, Winterail 2005 and the Sierra Railroad Railfan Trip 2005 3/11/2005 to 3/13/2005

The first eastbound run of the new scheduled Sunset Limited LA to Palm Springs 3/9/2005

Join me as I passed my 850,000 Rail Mile on Surfliner 571 2/20/2005

Just another Surfliner Trip with views of the San Diego Trolley 1/5/2005


A Winter Trip on the Sunset Limted with an unexpected stopover in New Orleans giving me a chance to ride all the streetcar lines including the new Canal Street Line 12/17/2004 to 12/24/2004

The Nevada Northern Winter Photo Freight plus the Nevada Southern! 12/3/2004 to 12/6/2004

First run of the Central Coast Pacific Surfliner 799/798 11/17/2004

Santa Fe Southern and the return of the rear door view on the Southwest Chief! 11/11/2004 to 11/14/2004

Hot Dealing to Albuquerque! 9/30/2004 to 10/2/2004

A Princess Cruise Vancouver to Whittier with the White Pass and Yukon, Alaska Railroad Cruise Train and Coastal Classic plus the Kenai Fjord Tour 8/23/2004 to 9/1/2004

The California Zephyr Detouring West Across Wyoming plus Union Pacific 3985 leaving Denver 7/21/2004 to 7/26/2004

Amtraking home via the Empire Builder and Coast Starlight 7/11/2004 to 7/14/2004

Canadian Pacific 2816 The Empress Minneapolis to Glenwood, Glenwood to Enderline, Enderline to Minot and Minot to Portal 7/7/2004 to 7/10/2004

A day in Minot, North Dakota via an Empire Builder roundtrip 7/4/2004 to 7/6/2005

Miwakee Road 261 Grand Excursion Circle Trip plus the 2816/261 Doubleheader and Milwaukee Road 261 Westminster Hill and Short Line Hill Trips 7/2/2004 to 7/4/2004

The 2004 NRHS Convention: Duluth-Two Harbors Trip, Hiawatha Light Rail, Como Harriet Street Car Line and Jackson Street Roundhouse plus the Night Photo Shoot 6/30/2004 to 7/1/2004

Milwaukee Road 261 Grand Excursion Trips: Chicago to Rock Island, Davenport to Savanna, Rock Island to Bureau, Davenport to Dubuque and Dubuque to La Crosse 6/25/2004 to 6/29/2004

The Kenosha Transit Electric Streetcar Line 6/24/2004

Milwaukee Road 261 Milwaukee to Chicago plus a roundtrip on the City of New Orleans 6/22/2004 to 6/24/2004

Amtraking to Milwaukee via the Coast Starlight and Empire Builder to reach Milwaukee Road 261 6/17/2004 to 6/21/2004

The 2004 Rare Mileage Trips. Trips on the Wallowa Valley Railroad Authority, Pend Orielle Valley Railroad and Central Montana Rail 5/21/2004 to 5/26/2004

The 2004 Sierra Coast Limited - Santa Barbara to Los Angeles 5/17/2004 to 5/18/2004

Railsailing to La Junta and my 800,000.0 rail mile passed! 4/22/2004 to 4/25/2004

A rail trip to the new Petco Park in San Diego 4/16/2004

A trip to Los Angeles to ride the Blue and Green Lines 4/15/2004

A trip to San Diego to do the Let's Talk Trains Internet Radio Show 4/9/2004 to 4/10/2004

Tehachaphi, Winterail and the Sierra Railroad Railfan Train 3/12/2004 to 3/14/2004

A Rail Sale trip to the Land of Enchantment - Albuquerque 2/27/2004 to 2/29/2004

A Rail Sale trip to the Emerald City of Seattle 2/13/2004 to 2/16/2004

A trip to Disneyland and California Adventure 1/24/2004

The 2004 Three Kings Train to Tecate 1/11/2004

Metrolink 2004 New Year Day Orange County Line Rose Parade Special 1/1/2004


A Dream come true! A trip into the Carrizo Gorge 12/05/2003 to 12/6/2003

A tribute to the Great Domes and my 775,000.0 Rail Mile 12/1/2003

A Thanksgiving Day Metrolink Special Train Service 11/27/2003

A trip to the Trainmaster Dinner in Sacramento plus the new Sacramento South Light Rail Line 11/15/2003 to 11/16/2003

A trip to Seattle on the Starlight, Talgo and Tacoma Streetcar 11/7/2003 to 11/11/2003

A fantastic round trip on the Montana Daylight 8/21/2003 to 8/26/2003

Idaho Cascadian, a rare mileage trip from Payette to Cascade 8/6/2003 to 8/9/2003

An early morning trip on the Opening Day of the Pasadena Gold Line 7/26/2003

Opening day of the San Pedro Waterfront Trolley 7/19/2003

Union Pacific 3985 to Yoder. Not! But............7/11/2003 to 7/13/2003

The NRHS 2003 Convention in Baltimore 7/2/2003 to 7/7/2003

Ride the Colorado Rail Car Company's DMU Fullerton to Irvine and return 6/27/2003

Ride the Lewis and Clark Exploxer plus a visit to the Brooklyn Roundhouse, Willamette Shore Trolley and Astoria Waterfront Trolley 6/14/2003 to 6/16/2003

Ride the Southwest Chief on a trip to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, the Illinois Railway Museum and the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum 4/29/2003 to 5/7/2003

Ride the CZ, Denver Light Rail, Texas Eagle, Trinity Rail Express, DART, McKinney Street Car Line and the on time Sunset Limited 4/18/2003 to 4/27/2003

Tour the Holland America Dome Cars and then take a ride on them 4/4/2003

Ride Four Gauges in one day in San Diego County: Ride the Descanso, Alpine & Pacific, Campo Miller Creek Train and the Poway Midland Railroad 4/5/2003

Ride a southbound Coast Starlight over the High Line and Feather River Canyon Canyon 3/21/2003 to 3/24/2003


My Trip to Kentucky, the Museum and Dinner Train plus Mammoth Cave Southwest Chief and Kentucky Cardinal 12/25/2002 to 1/1/2003

Railsale to Seattle on the Coast Starlight - The Latest Coast Starlight that I had ever ridden! 11/8/2002 to 11/12/2002

Railsale: Destination Deming on the Sunset Limited 10/25/2002 to 10/27/2002

Farewell to the Erie Mining Railroad Trip and the Osceola and St. Croix Valley Railway 9/20/2002 to 9/22/2002

Summer of Steam Part III: Including the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad, Iron Horse Roundup, Railtown 1897 and Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset Dinner Train 8/30/2002 to 9/1/2002

NRHS 2002 Convention - Summer of Steam Part II Santa Fe 3751 and my 700,000.0 Rail Mile 8/19/2002 to 8/29/2002

Starlighting to Safeco Field 8/13/2002 to 8/18/2002

Railsale- Bakersfield to Sacramento 8/8/2002

Summer of Steam 2002 Part I Milwaukee Road 261 and Union Pacific 3985 6/15/2002 to 5/25/2002

First Runs of Weekend Surfliners 799 and 780 5/26/2002

Milwaukee Road 261 to Duluth and the Minnesota Zephyr Dinner Train 5/17/2002 to 5/20/2002

Adventures on the San Jacinto Branch and in the past 5/11/2002

Ride the Verde Canyon with a stop at Phoenix on the way 4/19/2002 to 4/20/2002

Ride as I go to the Izaak Walton Inn with a trip on the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train plus the Portland Streetcars. Coast Starlight, Mt Baker International and the Empire Builder 3/28/2002 to 4/6/2002


To Maine with Acela, SEPTA and CTA riding. Southwest Chief, Three Rivers, Carolinian, Acela Express, the Downeaster, Capitol Limited and Southwest Chief. 12/25/2001 to 1/5/2002

A trip to Irvine 2001 Metrolink's Holiday Express Toy Train 12/13/2001

Click here to read about my ride on the Acela and trip to St. Louis for the 2001 National Railway Historical Society Convention, Lakeshore Limited, Acela, The Crescent, City of New Orleans and the State House 6/10/2001 to 6/24/2001

The trip home from the Rocky Mountaineer 4/20/2001 to 4/21/2001

The Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Calgary and return! 4/17/2001 to 4/20/2001

Reclaiming BC Rail for my Sobriety! 4/12/2001 to 4/13/2001

A Trip on the Yuma Valley Railroad 3/17/2001

Trip to the Grand Canyon via Amtrak and the Grand Canyon Railway 2/8/2001 to 2/10/2001