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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 chronologial 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

A Southwest Chief round trip to Lamy for my 900,000 Rail Mile!

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

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

A Tour of the Metrolink Shops

Ride the Coast Starlight to Oakland and the San Joaquin back home

Join Trains Unlimited on the Domes to the Feather River Railroad Days Trip

The Entire BART System and a ride on a Caltrain Baby Bullet

The Empire Builder and Coast Starlight to Oakland

The Relaunching of the Empire Builder in Seattle and trip east to Havre

Riding the Coast Starlight for the Relaunching of the Empire Builder, also pictures of the King Street Station Restoration in Progress.

The Trip Home via Tacoma, the Sounder, Seattle and Coast Starlight

The Washington Park and Zoo Railroad plus the Portland Streetcar Extension

A Steam Trip on the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad

The NRHS Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Trip

The Crooked River Dinner Train

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

the NRHS Port of Tillamook NRHS Trip

The NRHS Western Star Steam Special with the SP&S 700 and SP 4449

A trip on the Mount Hood Railroad and a ralfanning trip after in the Columbia River Gorge

The Trains Unlimited Tours NRHS 2005 Express

Getting my 875,000 Rail Mile on the way to the Trains Unlimited Trip.

A Trip on the Pony Express to Santa Barbara

San Diego Green Line Tour Pre Opening Trip and Shop Tour

A return to La Junta

A Metrolink Trip to Montalvo

Amtraking to Tucson's Old Pueblo Trolley and a surprise.

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.

A Return to the New River Gorge. Join me on the Southwest Chief, Cardinal, Lakeshore Limited, Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited plus more!

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

The first eastbound run of the new scheduled Sunset Limited LA to Palm Springs

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.

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

The Nevada Northern Winter Photo Freight plus the Nevada Southern!

First run of the Central Coast Pacific Surfliner 799/798

Santa Fe Southern and the return of the rear door view on the Southwest Chief!

Hot Dealing to Albuquerque!

A Princess Cruise Vancouver to Whittier with the White Pass and Yukon, Alaska Railroad Cruise Train and Coastal Classic plus the Kenai Fjord Tour.

The California Zephyr Detouring West Across Wyoming plus UP 3985 leaving Denver!

Amtraking home via the Empire Builder and Coast Starlight.

Canadian Pacific 2816 The Empress Minneapolis to Glenwood, Glenwood to Enderline, Enderline to Minot and Minot to Portal.

A day in Minot, North Dakota via an Empire Builder roundtrip

Miwakee Road 261 Grand Excursion Circle Trip plus the 2816/261 Doubleheader and the Milwaukee Road 261 Westminster Hill and Short Line Hill Trips.

The 2004 NRHS Convention: Duluth-Two Harbor Trip, Hiawatha Light Rail, Como Harriet Street Car Line and Jackson Street Roundhouse plus the Night Photo Shoot.

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.

The Kenosha Transit Electric Streetcar Line 6/24/04

Milwaukee Road 261 Milwaukee to Chicago plus a roundtrip on the City of New Orleans

Amtraking to Milwaukee via the Coast Starlight and Empire Builder to reach the Milwaukee Road 261

The 2004 Rare Mileage Trips. Trips on the Wallowa Valley Railroad Authority, Pend Orielle Valley Railroad and Central Montana Rail.

The 2004 Sierra Coast Limited - Santa Barbara to Los Angeles

Railsailing to La Junta and my 800,000.0 rail mile passed!

A rail trip to the new Petco Park in San Diego

A trip to Los Angeles to ride the Blue and Green Lines.

A trip to San Diego to do the Lets Talk Trains Internet Radio Show.

Tehachaphi, Winterail and the Sierra Railroad Railfan Train 2004.

A Rail Sale trip to the Land of Enchantment - Albuquerque

A Rail Sale trip to the Emerald City of Seattle

A trip to Disneyland and California Adventure.

The 2004 Three Kings Train to Tecate

Metrolink 2004 New Year Day Orange County Line Rose Parade Special

A Dream come true! A trip into the Carrizo Gorge.

A tribute to the Great Domes and my 775,000.0 Rail Mile

A Thanksgiving Day Metrolink Special Train Service in 2003

A trip to the Trainmaster Dinner in Sacramento plus the new Sacramento South Light Rail Line

A trip to Seattle on the Starlight, Talgo and Tacoma Streetcar.

A fantastic round trip on the Montana Daylight

Idaho Cascadian, a rare mileage trip from Payette,Idaho to Cascade

An early morning trip on the Opening Day of the Pasadena Gold Line

Opening day of the San Pedro Waterfront Trolley

UP 3985 to Yoder. Not! But............

The NRHS 2003 Convention in Baltimore.

Ride the Colorado Rail Car Company's DMU Fullerton to Irvine and return

Ride the Lewis and Clark Exploxer plus a visit to the Brooklyn Roundhouse, the Willamette Shore Trolley and Astoria Waterfront Trolley.

Ride the Southwest Chief on a trip to the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, the Illinois RR Museum and the East Troy Electric RR Museum.

Ride the CZ, Denver Light Rail, Texas Eagle, Trinity Rail Express, DART, McKinney Street Car Line and the on time Sunset Limited

Tour the Holland America Dome Cars and then take a ride on them.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 RR. 4/03

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

My Trip to Kentucky, the Museum and Dinner Train plus Mammoth Cave Southwest Chief and Kentucky Cardinal. 12/02

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

Railsale: Destination Deming on the Sunset Limited.10/2002

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

Summer of Steam Part III: Including the Yosemite Sugar Pine Railroad, Iron Horse Roundup, Railtown 1897 and Sierra Railroad Golden Sunset Dinner Train.

NRHS 2002 Convention - Summer of Steam Part II 8/2002 ATSF 3751 and my 700,000.0 Rail Mile

Starlighting to Safeco Field 8/2002

Railsale 8/6/2002 - Bakersfield to Sacramento

Summer of Steam 2002 Part I 6/02 Milwaukee Road 261 and UP 3985.

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

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

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

Ride the Verde Canyon 4/2002 with a stop at Phoenix on the way.

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

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

A trip to Irvine in 2001 to see Metrolink's Holiday Express Toy Train.

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.

The trip home from the Rocky Mountaineer.

The Rocky Mountaineer Vancouver to Calgary and return!

Reclaiming the BC Rail for my Sobriety!

A Trip on the Yuma Valley Railroad 3/2001

Trip to the Grand Canyon via Amtrak and the Grand Canyon Ry.