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Feb 24, 2021 - Former Railroad Tracks turned into Bike and Hiking Trails in Orange County: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I found that the Venta Spur Trail was opened, Elizabeth and I invited Marty and Greg Smith to walk the trail where I once rode a train. I told them about my experience as we... Read More>>

Jun 23, 2011 - A Visit to Cashmere With Surprises Before and After: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The NRHS convention events today were the Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad and Tacoma Rail. As we had visited both of these places in prior years, plans were made to explore and railfan along State Route 2 to... Read More>>

Jun 22, 2011 - Tolt River Railroad and Other Local Attractions: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. After a very enjoyable NRHS convention trip aboard the Northwest Railway Museum, Chris Guenzler and I stopped at Remlinger Farms in Carnation to ride the Tolt River Railroad. I had never been... Read More>>

Jun 22, 2011 - 2011 NRHS Convention - Northwest Railway Museum: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. I did not have much holiday time in 2011, as I had only been at my new job less than a year, and would be taking a few days off the following month for Train Festival 2011. As such, the first... Read More>>

Feb 20, 2021 - Fillmore Western Railway : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth has been waiting to ride a local tourist train since she moved to southern California last spring. With COVID-19 happening, this was impossible. Finally, two weeks ago, we discovered that the Fillmore Western Railway was... Read More>>

Feb 21, 2021 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #18: National Railroad Museum -- Green Bay, WI (Part 2 of 3):. Join Kandace & Robert Tabern with the Midwest Rail Rangers to learn more about the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the second of a three-part series... we will go behind the scenes of the... Click Here To View>>

Jun 19, 2011 - Northern Pacific Railway Museum, Toppenish, Washington: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. Between riding the Yakima Valley Trolley and photographing Track 29, a side trip to the Northern Pacific Railway Museum in Toppenuish was made with Chris Guenzler. I had not... Read More>>

Jun 19, 2011 - Yakima Valley Trolley and Track 29: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The 2011 National Railway Historical Society convention was planned for late June in Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma was just forty-five minutes south of where I lived in Lynnwood so there eas no... Read More>>

Feb 8, 2021 - San Diego Coaster Motive Power Over the Years: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The North San Diego County Transit Development Board was created in 1975 to consolidate and improve transit in northern San Diego County. Planning began for a San Diego-Oceanside commuter rail line... Read More>>

Sep 4, 2010 - Topic: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The West Coast Railway Association in Squamish had long been a museum that I wanted to visit, especially as I had participated in a couple of train trips through their West Coast Rail Tours arm. In addition, the model railway show held each... Read More>>

May 3, 2010 - Metrolink to San Bernardino and Los Angeles; Angels Flight Railway: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. After yesterday's steam excursion, I was ready for more train riding. Today, a triangle trip on Metrolink from Santa Ana to San Bernardino, then San Bernardino to Riverside, Riverside to... Read More>>

May 2, 2010 - Santa Fe 3751 Excursion from San Diego to Los Angeles: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. Yesterday's chase, visits to former stations and riding the Sprinter had really whetted my appetite for today's ride behind Santa Fe 3751, a joint effort between the Central Coast Railway Club, the... Read More>>

Apr 30 & May 1, 2010 - Santa Fe 3751 Chase and Orange County Highlights: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. It was announced that Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751 would lead an excursion southbound from Los Angeles to San Diego on May 1st and return northbound on May 2nd. As I had not ridden behind this... Read More>>

Feb 7, 2021 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #17: National Railroad Museum -- Green Bay, WI (Part 1 of 3):. Join Kandace & Robert Tabern with the Midwest Rail Rangers to learn more about the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the first of a three-part series, we will... Click Here To View>>

Feb 3-4, 2021 - Two day driving trip home : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We checked out of the Best Western in Cottonwood and stopped by Walmart so Elizabeth could get film before we drove through Jerome then down to Prescott Valley where ate breakfast at a McDonald's outside in the warm... Read More>>

Feb 2, 2021 - Verde Canyon Railroad : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We got up in Cottonwood then walked over to the Black Bear Diner on Elizabeth's birthday where she had Cinnamon French Toast and a hot chocolate and I had Classic French Toast. We checked things on the Internet before we drove to... Read More>>

Feb 1, 2021 - Valley Metro Light Rail : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I got up at 6:45 AM, dressed and went to Denny's for breakfast down the hill from our hotel. We checked out, drove to Miami and checked for Arizona Eastern motive power at their yard. We looked up at the hill across and... Read More>>

Jan 31, 2021 - McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up in Chandler and walked over to the McDonald's next door to get breakfast which we took back to the room to eat. We packed up, returned the key then drove north to Mesa to Pioneer Park... Read More>>

Jan 30, 2021 - Arizona Railway Museum : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We left the Copper Stay Inn and headed to Mescal where the old coaling tower no longer exists. We then drove to the bridge at Vail so I could show Elizabeth this famous railroad photography location... Read More>>

Jan 29, 2021 - Tucson Streetcar plus Depots and more : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I got up and went to a McDonald's that was open to have a sit-down breakfast. We then drove to the Convento and Congress station of Sun Link and parked. A few minutes later, we saw our first... Read More>>

Jan 28, 2021 - A Trip into Arizona : Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I decided to celebrate her birthday on the Verde Canyon Railroad on February 2nd. We decided to make it a week-long trip, photographing depots and steam engines throughout much of Arizona. So we got up, had breakfast and... Read More>>

Feb 8, 2010 - Royal Hudson Excursion from Vancouver to White Rock: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. I was really looking forward to the Royal Hudson steam excursion from Vancouver to White Rock today. However, as that was not occurring until the afternoon, the morning was free to do some... Read More>>

Feb 6-7, 2010 - Conventional and Modern Streetcars in Lynnwood, Seattle and Vancouver: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. West Coast Rail Tours advertised the "Bite of the Rock" Winter Festival Special Steam Excursion featuring Canadian Pacific Royal Hudson 2860 which would take place a few... Read More>>

Aug 13, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 25 - Last day and night on the Southwest Chief. My day started somewhere near Lamar, CO when after my morning ablution I proceeded to have breakfast of eggs and bacon with coffee and orange juice. After the meal it wasn't long before we stopped in La Junta, which is... Read More>>

Aug 12, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 24 - Chicago Metra, Southwest Chief overnight. Riding Chicago METRA to Elburn on Union Pacific West Line. First night on the Southwest Chief returning home. I awoke shortly after entering Indiana after having a good sleep while traveling through my buckeye state. After... Read More>>

Aug 11, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 23 - - Everett Railroad to Martinsburg. Everett RR trip to Martinsburg, PA. Over night on the Capitol Limited to Chicago. At 6:00am, Chris awoke me to start my day. I proceeded downstairs for my last meal here at the hotel as this is our final day of... Read More>>

Aug 10, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 22 - - Potomac River Eagle trip. Potomac Eagle to Petersburg, WV. Chris awoke me this morning so I would have time for breakfast in the dining room which was busy again with conventioneers anticipating another train excursion. Today the... Read More>>

Aug 9, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 21 - - Western Maryland Scenic RR to Frostburg. I had another good breakfast in the hotel dining room among fellow conventioneers. Chris got up earlier because he wanted to return the car rental now. After eating I went upstairs to do my laundry. The hotel... Read More>>

Aug 8, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 20 - - Cass RR and Salamander trips. Cass ttip to Spruce, WV. Salamander trip to Elkins, WV. Breakfast was had again in the Ramada's dining room. Today it was very busy, being the first convention day and travel day with the buses leaving at... Read More>>

Aug 7, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 19 - - Cass Railroad to Bald Knob. Cass Bald Knob train trip. This morning started with breakfast in the dining room of The Ramada Cumberland. They put on a nice spread and it was good to see some familiar faces from past conventions. After... Read More>>

Aug 6, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 18 - - Acela ride, Tour Washington Mall & Capitol Ltd trip. Acela Train to Washington, DC. Tour of Washington National Mall. Capital Limited to Cumberland. We checked out of the Rodeway Inn and stopped at McDonald's for breakfast. As it was Monday morning, we... Read More>>

Aug 5, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 17 - - RR Museum of Penn, Strasburg RR. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg Railroad. Our drive from West Chester to Strasburg took us through beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country with the locals doing some traveling on this nice... Read More>>

Aug 5, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 16 - - Newton Square, West Chester RR. Newton Square RR Museum, National Iron and Steel Museum, West Chester Railroad. We left the Rodeway Inn and headed up Interstate 95 to Interstate 476 and we exited at Highway 3 and made our way to.. Read More>>

Aug 4, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 15 - - B&O Museum, Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Havre de Grace Bridge. We drove from the National Capital Trolley Museum north on Interstate 95 to Baltimore and after figuring out Baltimore's one way streets, we arrived at the B&O Railroad Museum. The B&O Railroad Museum is... Read More>>

Aug 4, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 14 - - Hagerstown, Walkersville Southern. Hagerstown Roundhouse and RR Park, Point of Rocks, Walkersville Southern Railroad, National Capital Trolley Museum. We woke up at the Days Inn and partook in their continental breakfast before we took... Read More>>

Aug 3, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 13 - - Princeton Dinky, Pine Creek Railroad. After finishing my morning ablutions, Chris and I left for the short drive but long in duration due to the morning rush traffic for the Princeton Jct commuter station with fee parking. We then walked up to the... Read More>>

Aug 2, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 12 - - Northeast Regional 176, Amtrak shops. Northeast Regional to Wilmington, DE. Amtrak shop tour. We had a 5:00am wake-up call and with our clothes and boots set out, it was easy to get ready this morning. Chris went down to the lobby to... Read More>>

Aug 1, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 11 - - Surrender. Crew Railroad Museum, Appomattox, Virginia Railway Roanoke Station. We left the Capital City's Knights Inn and headed up US 1 to Interstate 85 north with a stop to refuel the car for the final time and... Read More>>

Jul 31, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 10 - - Raleigh to Charlotte on Piedmont. Piedmont Train 73 to Charlotte. Piedmont Train 74 to Raleigh. The streets were dark and quiet when we left our motel room. We arrived at the new Raleigh Union Station, parked in the parking structure and... Read More>>

Jul 30, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 9 - - Aberdeen, Selma, Rocky Mount. Aberdeen, Carolina & Western. Fayetteville, Selma, Wilson, Rocky Mount. We left the Super 8 in Salisbury and headed to the grade crossing just north the Salisbury station. Here we waited for the Carolinian to... Read More>>

Jul 29, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 8 - - Tweetsie RR, NC Transportation Museum. Tweetsie RR, Souheastern Narrow Gauge Museum, North Carolina Transportation Museum. We left the Elkhorn Inn just before the crack of dawn. We had checked out last night so as to let people sleep. Both... Read More>>

Jul 28, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 7 - - Durbin Rocket, Princeton RR Museum, Elkhorn Inn. Durbin Rocket, Princeton Railroad Museum, NS freight train. The Durbin Rocket operates out of Durbin, WV, from May to October. During July and August, there are two daily services Thurs-Sun, one leaving at... Read More>>

Jul 27, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 6 - - VA Transportation, Winston Link, Clifton Forge Museums. Virginia Transportation Museum, O. Winston Link Museum, Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains. Today I awoke in the lap of luxury at The Hotel Roanoke. Climbing out of bed I threw open the... Read More>>

Jul 26, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 5 - - The Great White Way, Hotel Roanoke. Newark to Roanoke with a stop on Broadway. We awoke today after both having a restful sleep. We later learned that the Hotel Riviera has played a big part in the history and Black culture of Newark. It was... Read More>>

Jul 25, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 4 - - The Cardinal Through Appalachian Mountains. My morning started on the Cardinal traveling through the hills of West Virginia after having slept through the 3:15am stop in Cincinnati. Leaving Indianapolis, we continued through Indiana, then the... Read More>>

Jul 24, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 3 - - Not Chicago but Indianapolis. Southwest Chief - Los Angeles to Indianapolis. Our second day on the Chief. I awoke only knowing that I should be somewhere in Kansas but with the train running late we could be anywhere in the... Read More>>

Jul 23, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 2 - - First day on the Chief. Southwest Chief - Los Angeles to Chicago. Our first day on the Chief. My morning began with the Southwest Chief stopped at the Flagstaff, AZ Station. Looking out the window I spotted Chris getting a fresh... Read More>>

Jul 22, 2018 NRHS 2018 Chapter 1 - - Beginning with first night on the Chief. Southwest Chief - Los Angeles to Chicago. This year Chris and I were to take the train to the NRHS 2018 Convention in Cumberland, MD. We would take the Southwest Chief to Chicago and then the... Read More>>

Jan 24, 2021 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Virtual Presentation: Trackside Wind Turbines. Join Kandace & Robert Tabern with the Midwest Rail Rangers as they give a presentation about trackside wind turbines. Ever notice the tall white structures out in farmers fields from the train? We'll tell you... Click Here To View>>

Jan 3, 2010 - A Visit to Kansas City Union Station : Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. On the way back to Washington State after spending the New Year at the Depot Inn and Suites in La Plata, Missouri, part of the day was spent exploring Kansas City Union Station. Built in 1914 by by architect Jarvis Hunt, it... Read More>>

Dec 31, 2009 - Jan 4, 2010 - New Year's Eve 2009 and a Trip to La Plata, Missouri : Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The year 2009 had been very eventful, not only from a personal angle (moving from Canada to the United States) but featured several special train trips and excursions, which I have described in... Read More>>

Dec 5, 2009 - Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express Train with SP&S 700: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation started an annual event in 2005 as the major fundraiser of the year for this non-profit, volunteer-run organization that takes care of the three steam... Read More>>

Oct 20, 2009 - Riding in Style From Spokane to Portland: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. After a very successful trip from Portland, Oregon to Owosso, Michigan for Train Festival 2009 and its participation in the four-day event, Southern Pacific 4-8-4 4449 had to... Read More>>

Oct 4, 2009 - Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield VIllage and the Weiser Railroad: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, was the destination for this day. I knew next to nothing about Henry Ford prior to this visit but came to admire and respect his life's work and was amazed at the breadth of his collection and vision.... Read More>>

Oct 3, 2009 - Nickel Plate 765 and Pere Marquette 1225 Steam Excursion Alma to Cadillac: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. It was announced in July that as Pere Marquette 2-8-4 1225 had been sidelined with a flue problem during Train Festival 2009, it and Nickel Plate 2-8-4 765 would lead a double-headed steam... Read More>>

Aug 22, 2009 - Oregon Coast Crawler Featuring Curtiss Lumber Heisler 2: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. Amtrak advertised that on August 20th, they would be signing their 2,000,000th Guest Rewards Member and offered part of those rewards to anyone who travelled that day. Rails Northwest was... Read More>>

Jul 27, 2009 - Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. After a fantastic weekend at Train Festival 2009, there was one more place to visit before the drive back to Chicago and the flight home to Seattle, namely Crossroads Village and the Huckleberry Railroad in... Read More>>

Jul 25-26, 2009 - Train Festival 2009 - Owosso to Alma Excursions: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. Today was the first of two all-day trips from Owosso to Alma, Michigan. The plan had been for Pere Marquette 1225 was going to pull the Saturday excursion with Nickel Plate 765 doing the... Read More>>

Jul 23-26, 2009 - Train Festival 2009: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. For four days in late July, the Steam Railroading Institute in Owosso, Michigan hosted Train Festival 2009. It was organized by Jason Johnson with many partnering organizations and started out as... Read More>>

Oct 19, 2008 - Rock Island to Iowa City Double-Headed Steam Excursion: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. Since Iowa Interstate's QJs were based in Iowa City and had been in Rock Island for the Rail Ride for Flood Relief trips the day before (see previous travelogue), the railway decided to sell tickets for a... Read More>>

Oct 18, 2008 - Iowa Interstate Rail Ride for Flood Relief: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. In August 2008, Iowa Interstate Railroad announced a weekend's worth of special events for the benefit of The Salvation Army's efforts to assist communities throughout its territory impacted by... Read More>>

Oct 20, 2007 - Photo Freight Charter with SOO Line 2-8-2 1003: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. Historic Transport Preservation, dba Steam Specials, sent out an e-mail announcement about a two-day photo freight charter on the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad with SOO Line 2-8-2 1003... Read More>>

Aug 4, 2007 - The Lake Whatcom Railway: Report & Photos by Elizabeth Guenzler. The first Monday of August is a statutory holiday in five provinces of Canada, including British Columbia. In 2007, this coincided very nicely with a trip that Chris Guenzler made to... Read More>>

Jan 10, 2021 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - New Virtual Educational Program: Connection Between America's National Parks & Trains. Join Kandace & Robert Tabern as we host the program from an underground copper mine at the Keweenaw National Historical Park near... Click Here To View>>

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