Chris going 152 MPH on Acela Express First Class.
Chris has ridden over 1,437,000.0 miles - that is equal to over 59.88 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 the Southwest Chief 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
he reached his One Millionth Amtrak Mile ridden! On September 7, 2008 Chris passed his 1,100,000.0
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
Metrolink San Diego Sub at the Orangethrope Grade Crossing in Anaheim. On July 1, 2010 Chris passed
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.
He passed his 1,400,000.0 rail mile at
MP 222.7 Oceanside Blvd in Oceanside, CA on November 3, 2014. On July 1, 2015 he recompleted riding the entire
Amtrak System aboard train 174 frm Norfolk to Washington, DC. At the NS/CSX connection when Chris reached
the mainline switch onto the CSX mainline that was the moment of completion.
Watch this site for more of Chris'
continuing railroad adventures!
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