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Railfan Trips



by Chris Guenzler

On this page you can read about my railfan trips over the years. This is my newest project so check back for new stories. These trips go from the oldest to newest.



The La Plata Railfan Guide.

1973

A Trip on the Santa Fe Irvine Spur

1974

A 1974 Trip on the California Western Railroad

San Bernardino Shop Tours and view of the Bakersfield Turntable.

1975

A Bicycle Trip to Cajon Pass

Through the Years

Growing up with Trains in Orange County.

Steam in my Youth

Steam Engines I have Ridden in my Life.

Amtrak in my early years of photography

The Santa Fe in my early years

The Southern Pacific in my early years

The Union Pacific in my early years

Western Pacific in its last years

Rio Grande through the years!

Burlington Northern through the years!

The early pictures of Canada of Pacific Great Eastern/British Columbia Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National!

Special trains through the years

Shortline Railroads through the years

Southern Pacific 4449 through the years!

Union Pacific 844 through the years!

Union Pacific 3985 through the years!

The Milwaukee Road 261 through the years!

Santa Fe 3751 through the years!

Cajon Pass through the years!

A Brief Look at Cajon Pass with Snow Years Ago!

Tehachapi through the years!

Trips to the Feather River during Western Pacific's late years of 1976, 1978 and 1981.

The Pocatello Visits of the Early 1980's

The Southern Pacific's Sunset Route: West Colton to Bowie, Arizona

BNSF Needles Subdivision

Train Stations in the United States and Canada A to Z

Mexician Railroading

A look back at Mexican Railroads' Motive Power

Mexico's Passenger Trains, Cabooses and other things memories.

1981

A visit to Railfair 1981 with trains along the way

1982

Union Pacific 3985's first solo outing to Pocatello Idaho's 100th Anniversary and First Public Excursion from Salt Lake City to Provo 6/18/1982

1983

A winter trip to Colorado 12/83

1984

A two-day chase of the World's Fair Daylight with Southern Pacific 4449 5/84

1986

My first trip to the Powder River Basin with a visit to Sherman Hill

1987

In search of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas, Missouri Pacific and Kansas City Southern 4/87.

1989

Union Pacific 8444 and Southern Pacific 4449 visit Los Angeles, then over Cajon Pass followed by 4449 on the Sacramento Jazz Trains 5/89

1991

A visit to Railfair 1991

1992

A Second Trip to the Powder River Basin 6/1992

A Chase of Southern Pacific 2472 to Los Angeles on September 13, 1992.

1994

A Southern California Chase of Union Pacific 3985 on May 5, 1994

1999

A visit to Railfair 1999

2003

Driving trip to Winterail 2003 3/03

2004

Tehachapi 3/12/04

Santa Fe 3751 and Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs 6/12-13/04

2008

Snow in Cajon Pass 12/20/2008

2009

Chasing Union Pacific 844 over Donner Pass

2010

Chasing Union Pacific 844 north of Coffeyville, Kansas

Chasing Union Pacific 3985 in Central Missouri

Photographing the Kelso Flyer

2011

Needles Subdivision Trip 3/19/2011

A trip out to Horseshoe Bend in Santa Ana Canyon 10/22/2011

Chasing Union Pacific 844 from Yuma to Colton 11/17/2011

Chasing Union Pacific 844 from West Colton to Yermo 11/19/2011

2012

Chasing the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit Circus Train 7/9/2012

The Long Wait for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit Circus Train 8/21/2012

The Northbound Chase of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit Circus Train 8/27/2012

Train stations in the USA and Canada A to Z

2013

A Trip to Hill 582 and Beaumont Pass 1/12/2013

A Trip to the Tehachapi Mountains to Photograph Trains 2/16/2013

A Sunday Morning at the Horseshoe Bend in Santa Ana Canyon 3/3/2013

Beaumont Hill Trip 4/20/2013

A morning at San Mateo Point 8/5/2013

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Red Unit Circus Train at Irvine 8/5/2013

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Red Unit Circus Train Chase 8/12/2013

Railfanning Orange County 8/24/2013

A Journey to Cajon Pass and Colton 11/9/2013

The moving of Union Pacific 4014 from the Rail Giants Museum 11/15/2013

2014

A Trip to Califia Beach 1/4/2014

A Journey to Horseshoe Bend to see a late-running Southwest Chief 1/11/2014

Union Pacific 4014 heads to West Colton 1/26/2014

A Trip to Cajon Pass and to see Union Pacific 4014 at West Colton 2/08/2014

A Trip to Topock 3/22/2014

A Trip to the Tehachapi Mountains 5/31/2014

Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Blue Unit Circus Train to and from San Diego

A Trip to Hill 582 in Cajon Pass 9/20/2014

A Trip to Cajon Pass 12/27/2014

2015

BNSF Needles Subdivision Trip 2/27/2015

Passenger Trains and the Red Unit Circus Train 8/10/2015

2016

A Trip to the BNSF Mojave Sub 1/21/2016

Union Pacific's Beaumont Hill 5/28/2016

Union Pacific's Beaumont Hill 12/10/2016

2017

A Spring Visit to Cajon Pass 4/8/2017

A Winter Visit to Cajon Pass 12/2/2017

2018

A Trip to Cajon Pass 6/9/2018

A Trip to Cajon Pass 11/10/2018

2019

A Trip to Ash Hill 1/19/2019

A Trip to Ash Hill 3/2/2019

Union Pacific 4014 Chase #1 Yermo to West Colton 10/9/2019

Union Pacific 4014 Chase #2 West Colton to West Palm Springs 10/15/2019

A trip to Cajon Pass 12/14/2019

2020

A trip to Ash Hill 3/7-8/2020

A trip to Cajon Pass 4/5/2020

A trip to Cajon Pass with Elizabeth and Bill 6/6/2020

2021

A trip to Cajon Pass with Bill and Elizabeth 3/20/2021

Another Trip To Cajon Pass 11/13/2021

2022

BNSF Super Bowl Train and Amtrak 203 2/13/2022

BNSF Shippers Special through Santa Ana 2/21/2022

A trip to Ash Hill 3/05/2022

A afternoon trip to Fullerton 6/22/2022

A Trip to Cajon Pass to Photograph Santa Fe 5704 6/25/2022

2023

Brand New
A Trip to Cajon Pass 1/03/2023



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