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Welcome to Tim Helmuth's Trip Reports and Travelogues

The following are my accounts of rail travel in America, aboard AmtrakŠ

AmtrakŠ is a copyright of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.  In no way should any of these accounts be considered more than my personal views, experiences and specifically not those of Amtrak.

Pacific Surfliner at SNP

Above: a northbound Pacific Surfliner streams past the San Clemente Pier on September 29th, 2015

My Amtrak Trip Reports:


Coming up in May 2016

TexasEagle 2016

The San Antonio skyline vector was created by Natasha Sinegina and used under Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike 4.0 license.


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September 30th - October 1, 2015

The third chapter in my cross country ride from Central Illinois to Portland:  The Coast Starlight is enjoyed from LA to Portland, OR.
Click the Parlour Car to the right or the link above to read this travelogue.

Check out the byline from two sisters and their Ambus experience at the conclusion of this report or here.


September 27th - September 29th 2015

Now available to read:  Unfinished Business.  I complete the Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles (well at least Fullerton). A trip that began in my youth. Click the photo on the right or the link above to read.



September 29th, 2015

A day trip in Orange County on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to the San Clemente Pier. Click on the photo at the right to read all about it or the link above.


What is Tim planning next???


Check back near the end of November 2015 for a preview of my next Amtrak adventure!

All text and photos are solely the work of and may not be used without prior permission.

Last updated November 17th, 2015

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