Chris going 152 MPH on Acela Express First Class.
|Chris has ridden over 1,312,000.0 miles - that's equal to over
54.66 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 Albuequerque, New Mexico. On
May 26, 2003 at MP 178 east of Santa Ana he passed 750,000 rail
miles. On April 25th,2004 he was on Train 4 and passed 800,000 miles
just west of the Metrolink West Corona Station. On February 20th,
2005 he passed 850,000 miles at MP 215.6 on Surfliner 785 on the San
Diego Sub. 900,000 miles was passed aboard the Southwest Chief Train
4 on the BNSF Seligam Sub at MP 369.9. On November 26th, 2005.
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 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 Kilomoter 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 MP at Milepost
391.4 of the BNSF Marceline Sub in Missouri. On May 19, 2011
at MP 282.5 on the CSX Mohawk Sub which is 2.5 miles west of
Kirksville, New York he passed his1,300,000.0 Rail Mile.
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