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The Trips I have taken while being unemployed Part 2

by Chris Guenzler

After I lost my job at Jefferson Elementary School in Santa Ana, I tried to get back with the school district but interviewed way too many times and kept on being turned down for each job I had applied for. It didn't matter to them that I had 26 years of working with children at the three schools I had worked at. Those being Douglas MacArthur Fundamental School, McFadden Intermediate and Jefferson Elementary. Between looking for jobs I managed to take the following trips.


My Life and the Trip to La Plata

A Trip on the Abilene & Smoky Valley Railroad plus the Atchison Railway Museum

La Plata and an early trip home!

The Trip to Denver via Wyoming

A Trip on the Georgetown Loop Railroad

Colorado Railroad Museum

The UPHS Convention Steam Shop Tour and City of Yoder Trip

Colorado Railroad Museum 50th Birthday Party with a ride behind the Rio Grande 346!

The Platte Valley Trolley

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Pikes Peak Cog Railroad, I made it to the Top!

Denver via Raton to Home with all daylight trip back from Williams Jct.

A trip to Flint for Train Festival 2009

Train Festival 2009 Day 1 Little River 110 Trip and visiting the grounds.

A Trip to the Huckleberry Railroad

A visit to the Saginaw Railroad Museum

Train Festival 2009 My Day 2 Nickel Plate 765 subbing for the Pere Marquette 1225

Train Festival 2009 My Day 3 Nickel Plate 765 Trip 7/26/2009

The long trip home from TrainFestival 2009

The Trip to the Twin Cities via Portland

The Wisconsin Great Northern "Route of the Namekagon" Trip

Camp 5 Lumberjack Train

The Mid-Continent Railway Museum plus the Brodhead Depot Museum

The Riverside & Great Northern Railroad & Colfax Museum

Excelsior Streetcar Line

A visit to the Milwaukee Road 261 Shop, Minnesota Commercial Railway and Bandana Square

Jackson Street Roundhouse Visit

A visit to the Iron Horse Central and a ride on the Bumblebee

NRHS Lake Superior Limited with Rare Mileage

NRHS Vista Cruise Line Dinner Tour

NRHS Iron Range Bus Tour & Trolley Ride

NRHS "The Arrowhead Vacationer" pulled by the Soo Line 2719

NRHS "Skally Limited" Lake Superior & Mississippi Railroad

Duluth North Shore Scenic RDC Trip to Two Harbors

NRHS "The Duluth & Grand Rapids Express"

NRHS "Twin Cities Limited"

Twin Cities to Home via Portland

A Round Trip to El Paso and an El Paso Historic Railroad Tour

A Return to La Plata to see new things to see

A walk through the Steam Engine Corn Maze

60th Annual Midwest Old Thresher Reunion Steam Train and Trolley Rides

What a way to start a trip home but a Great Dome Finish

A trip to Cold and Wet Albuquerque

Cadillac Fall Colors Steam Limited Alma to Cadillac

A visit to the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village and a ride on the Weiser Railroad

A Trip to the Central Coast Railroad Festival

The Barstow Flyer

A train trip to see the Alice Cooper Theater of Death Show

The Feather River Express

The LA Gold Line East Los Angeles Extension Pre Opening Excursion Trip

A Rare Mileage Trip on the Santa Paula Branch Line of the Fillmore Western Railway

A Trip on the Crab Orchard & Egyptian Railroad

The 20th Century Railroad Club visits La Plata and the Trip Home

2,000,000.0 Kilometers passed as well as 1,200,000.0 Rail Miles

A Trip behind the newly painted Metrolink Engine 860

A Ten Day Trip to the Depot Inn & Suites plus a trip into Iowa

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