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Special Trains through the Years Part 3



by Chris Guenzler



Southern Pacific 4449 took a two day trip from Portland to Bend, Oregon and did a Photo Runby at Overbrook siding on 9/16/2006





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum sponsored a trip on the Rio Grande Scenic and here is the Photo Runby at Fir on 10/28/2006.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum sponsored a trip on the San Luis Central "The Potato Line Limited" and here is the Photo Runby at the Rio Grande Bridge on 10/29/2006.





The French Lick, West Baden & Southern Railway ran a special train for me on 4/12/2007.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum sponsored Photo Freight trip on the Whitewater Valley Railroad. Here is the static picture on the Whitewater River Bridge on 4/14/07.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum sponsored Photo Trip on called the Knightstown Hoosier on the Carthage Knightstown Shirley Railroad on 4/14/2007. Here is our train before we started the trip.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum sponsored Mixed Train Trip called the "Daylight Express" on the Indiana Transportation Museum railroad. Here was the Photo Runby by the Nickel Plate Bar and Grill on 4/15/2007.





Cass Railfan Weekend 2007 did Day One on the New Tygart Flyer. We did Photo Runbys at Woodrow, WV on 5/18/2007.





Cass Railfan Weekend 2007 featured two days on the Cass Scenic Railroad. Here is the Shay Race at Cass, WV on 5/20/2007.





The Milwaukee Road 261 took me from the Twin Cities to Duluth again on 6/02/2007.





Joe Harper put together the Chelatchie Prairie Photo Freight on the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad on 6/30/2007.





The NRHS 2007 Convention at Chattanooga ran the Hiwassee Loop Trip on the Georgia Northeastern Railroad on 8/21/2007.





The NRHS 2007 Convention at Chattanooga ran the Blue Ridge Scenic Trip on the Georgia Northeastern Railroad on 8/22/2007.





The NRHS 2007 Convention at Chattanooga ran Tag Line Trip on the Chattanooga & Chickamauga Railway on 8/23/2007.





The NRHS 2007 Convention at Chattanooga ran Summerville Steam Trip on the Chattanooga & Chickamauga Railroad on 8/25/2007.





The CP 2816 did the Glenwood Turn for the Friends of the 261 on 9/08/2007.





The CP 2816 did the Dresser Turn for the Friends of the 261 on 9/09/2007.





The Friends of the 261 did the Steam Doubleheader Trip with the Milwaukee Road 261 and the Canadian Pacific 2816 from the Twin Cities to La Crosse on 9/15/2007.





The Canadian Pacific 2816 took me from Shoreham Yard to Winnipeg on a two day trip. Here is the train at Thief River Falls on 9/17/2007.





The Sierra Railroad ran the Double Headed Through the Foothills on 11/04/2007.





The Central Coast Chapter ran the Santa Fe 3751 San Diego Steam Special on 6/1/2008. Here is the Photo Runby from the trip at the Carlsbad Poinsettia Station.





NRHS 2008 Convention in Fort Worth took me on a Tour of the BNSF Network Operation Center on 6/19/2008.





NRHS 2008 Convention in Fort Worth ran the Quanah Zephyr on 6/21/2008.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip on the Appanoose County Community Railroad Albia Limited on 8/16/2008.





The Friends of the 261 ran two one day trips. Here is Day One at Dakota on 9/13/2008,. The next day I did the Circle Trip down the former Milwaukee Road to La Crosse then back to the Twin Cities on the old CB&Q. This was the final trip before the 261 went in for rebuilding.





AAPRCO ran an excursion to San Diego and on to San Pedro on 9/21/2008. Here is the train backing to its midday storage location crossing the San Diego River.





The Tennessee Central Railroad Museum ran their Monterey Super Fall Foliage Excursion Train on 10/11/2008.





The Iowa Interstate Steam ran their steam engines on trains for Flood Relief. Here is a train to Walcott on 10/18/2008.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran the Copper Cities Limited Globe Branch on 4/5/2009.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran the Copper Cities Limited Clifton Branch on 4/6/2009.





The Union Pacific 844 came across Donner Pass on 4/16/2009.





The Chicago Northwestern Historical Society ran The High Bridge"400" from Des Moines to the Kate Shelly High Bridge then back to Boone on 5/15/2009.





The CNW Historical Society ran the "Interstate Rocket" from Des Moines to Atlantic and return on 5/16/2009.





The Union Pacific Historical Society ran the City of Yoder from Cheyenne to beyond Yoder on 7/10/2009.





At TrainFestival 2009 the Little River 110 took me on a short trip on 7/24/2009.





At TrainFestival 2009 the Nickel Plate 765 took me on two all day trips from Owosso to Alma. This Photo Runby was on 7/25/2009.





The NRHS 2009 Convention ran the Lake Superior Limited from the Twin Cities to Duluth and we got real rare mileage on the old Northern Pacific freight line on 8/11/2009.





During the NRHS 2009 Convention in Duluth we did the Mesabi Iron Range Bus Tour and rode the trolley at Minnesota Discovery Center at Chisholm on 8/12/2009.





The NRHS 2009 Convention ran the "The Arrowhead Vacationer" pulled by Soo Line 2719 from Duluth to Two Harbor on 8/13/2009.





The NRHS 2009 Convention ran the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad "Skally Limited" on 8/13/2009.





The NRHS 2009 Convention ran the final trip with the Great Northern 400 Hustle Muscle on the point on the "The Duluth & Grand Rapids Day Express" on 8/15/2009.





The Michigan Steam Institute ran the Cadillac Fall Colors Steam Limited from Alma to Cadillac on 10/3/2009.





LA Rail ran the Barstow Flyer from Los Angeles to Barstow on 10/17/2009.





Trains and Travel ran the Feather River Express Return of the California Zephyr from Oakland to Portola over the old Western Pacific on 10/30/2009.





The CAL Rail 2020 Conference ran a Rare Mileage Trip on the Santa Paula Branch to Saticoy on 11/8/2009.





The Crab Orchard and Egyptian Railroad ran special trains like this one I rode on 12/04/2009.





The West Coast Railway Association ran the Royal Hudson Trip from Vancouver to White Rock on 2/08/2010.





The Niles Canyon Railway ran the Winterail Steam Special on 3/14/2010.





The Southern Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad ran a trip from Winfield to Grenola on 4/24/2010.





The Union Pacific 844 ran from Coffeyville to Kansas City here at Osawatomie, Kansas on 4/25/2010.





The Santa Fe 3751 was run by the Central Coast NRHS Chapter. Here is a scene at Califia Beach going south on 5/1/2010 and Photo Runby at the Carlsbad Poinsettia Station on 5/2/2010.





The Santa Fe 3751 ran out to San Bernardino for Railroad Days there on 5/8/2010.





The American Red Cross ran a Reading Blue Mountain & Northern 425 Trip from Tunkhannock to Jim Thorpe on 5/15/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip on the Upper Hudson River Railroad 5/17/2010. Here is a Photo Runby at Riverside.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip on the Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley Railroad on 5/18/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a speeder trip from Milford to Cooperstown Jct on 5/18/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip on the Arcade & Attica Railroad on 5/19/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip on the Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad on 5/20/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip on the Kiski Junction Railroad on 5/21/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran two days of trips on the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad seen here at Uniontown on 5/22/2010.





The NRHS 2010 Convention in Scranton ran the Susquehanna Limited on June 22, 2010 from Scranton to Sudbury.





The NRHS 2010 Convention in Scranton ran the Roots of American Railroad Trip on 6/23/2010 from Homedale to Lackawaxen.





The NRHS 2010 Convention in Scranton ran the Take me out to the Ballgame by Trolley Trip on 6/23/2010.





The NRHS 2010 Convention in Scranton ran the Pocono Express from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap on 6/24/2010.





The NRHS 2010 Convention in Scranton ran the Lehigh Rambler Duryea to Port Clinton on 6/26/2010.





The West Virginia Rail Festival 2010 ran an all day trip from Romney to Petersburg for the Festival on 6/27/2010.





At the West Virginia Rail Festival 2010 the New Hope 17 was run on the hourly short trips seen here on 6/27/2010.





Also at the West Virginia Rail Festival 2010 the Flagg Coal 75 ran on one leg of the wye letting people who paid run it. They gave me a ride for nothing so I could ride behind it.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran two days of trips on Arkansas & Missouri Rare Mileage Trips called Daytime Meteorite seen here at the south portal of the Winslow Tunnel on 9/11/2010.





The Union Pacific 3985 ran through Boonville, Mo on 10/4/2010 on the eastbound Missouri River Eagle.





Iowa Interstate QJ 7081 ran a round trip from Des Moines to Council Bluffs. Here was a Photo Runby at Atlantic, Iowa on 11/11/2010.





Union Pacific 844 was on display the day before it ran from Omaha to North Platte. Here the engine is at Golden Spike Park on 11/12/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran trips over the West Texas & Lubbock Railroad. We did all the subdivisions including the Seagraves, Whiteface and Dimmet Line on 11/20-22/2010.





The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum ran a trip over the Texas-New Mexico Railroad from MP 100.6 to Monahans, TX on 11/23/2010.



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