This page features people who came to visit the TrainWeb office in-person in the year
1999. Only the people that have come to visit us after the creation of this page in April
of 1999 are included.
Dave Neely and his son, Danny, from Garden Grove, CA. Dave is a Los Angeles-based conductor for BNSF and stopped by
our office on a rare day off that he used to drive his son to see various places along the railroad. In this photo, Dave
is joking around with the engineer of a passing freight train using his radio.
Jack Hancock, Photographer for The Orange County Register
James C. East, an Amtrak Tour Guide from the Rochester Chapter of the National Railway
Historical Society in Fairport, New York, came by in time to see the new TrainWeb.com
umbrellas on display for the first time at the
Santa Fe Express Cafe downstairs.
Matthew James Melzer, Los Angeles, California. Matt came to work as a web programmer
for TrainWeb at the beginning of July, 1999. However, it took us this long to remember to photograph
him! At the age of 15, Matt is already a frequent and devoted rail traveler, and he has two of his
own web sites hosted with TrainWeb.
Thomas A. Cruse, Associate Provost for Academic Facilities Planning at the University of
Cincinnati and Robert D. Myrick, Architect/Certified Facility Manager at Pennsylvania State
University, stopped by the TrainWeb offices while traveling and taking rail photos.
Mark Gomez is the boy sitting down. Standing up from left to right is Rudy Gomez (Mark's Dad),
Jack Conroy and Matt Cohen. Mark has a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Duchenne
Muscular dystrophy, but he does not let that disability prevent him from following his love
for trains! One of Mark's drawings and an article about Mark was published in the March 1997
Amtrak San Diegan News. We expect to post a link to that drawing on this page shortly.
Ricky Dabney and his son from San Clemente, avid railfans, model railroaders and rail
Dan Chazin from New Jersey and Tommy Batts from California visited. Dan had just
arrived on the Amtrak Sunset Limited and they both headed out from our office on the
Amtrak San Diegans.
Matthew Vitucci visited our office from Brooklyn, NY. He flew from New York to Las Vegas
and then to San Diego before boarding a California Car on the Amtrak San Diegans to take a
trip up to Fullerton.
Aaron Long visited our office, an avid railfan from Sacramento.
Ed Holler came into our office with his daughter Susan and his grandchildren,
Michael and Kathleen, who were visiting from Orlando, Florida.
Richard Elgenson from Orange, California.
Mark Gomez, a photographer for an automobile company, came by looking at the possibility of
taking a photo of an automobile on the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot platform with a train in the
Irv Cuevas, News Producer for Channel 7 KABC-TV Eyewitness News, dropped in looking for
more details about the Santa Fe 3751 Steam Locomotive that will be coming through Fullerton
Dana McManus, an OCTA bus driver dropped in from the Transportation Center across the
street from our office.
Michael Blake, a fireman on the Disneyland Steam Locomotive, stopped in to say hello!
Drew Mitchem from Centralis, Washington, stopped by on his way through Fullerton on a long
Amtrak trip. We'll be looking forward to his travelogue!
Harry Pedersen, a frequent visitor to the TrainWeb Web Site, came off the morning
westbound Southwest Chief at the Fullerton Santa Fe Depot on his way home. This was the day
that everyone was taken off the Southwest Chief and bussed to Los Angeles because a portion of
LAUS was closed for a short time while the President of Mexico, the Mayor of Los Angeles
and the Governor of California rode the Metrolink round trip to Burbank.
Patrick Cravens stopped by the TrainWeb office after arriving on the Amtrak Southwest Chief
on his way to Disneyland. I last saw Pat Cravens on my journey on the Ann Rutledge through
St. Louis. See:
Saylor & Anna May Runyon with grandson James
came up on the Overland Trail Private Car from San Diego.
to read a travelogue by Saylor & Ana May!
John Feagans, Editor, Print Communications, Amtrak Historical Society
Steve Grande on the left and on the right,
Mark Denis (Feb 8, 1941 - Apr 29, 2000), Traffic Reporter for KFI 640 AM and KOST 103.5 FM.
to read a tribute to Mark Denis.
Vincent C. Cipolla, Supervisor of Locomotive Engineers for Advanced Railroad Concepts in
South Pasadena, California.
Mason & Janice Blaich from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Came in on the Amtrak Southwest Chief!
Andrew Held, Northridge, California. Andrew is an avid fan of railroads, especially of
privately owned passenger rail cars, and a frequent visitor to TrainWeb. We met Andrew on the
April 24, 1999 trip on Bill Hatrick's Overland Trail private car and Andrew then came to work
at TrainWeb to help us set up our mirror servers, e-commerce and with other technical issues!
Warren M. Scholl, Manager, Technical Training & Rules, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF),
who was also one of the Engineers when the Santa Fe 3751 Steam Locomotive came through Fullerton
on January 12, 1999.
for photos, video clips, and more info!
Jim McHood and Craig Wulfsberg from Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF).
They are heavily involved in the freight operations in this area.
Craig's watch shows the new and the old Santa Fe locomotives.
Peter Ian Jenkinson from Wollongong, Australia and his son, Peter David Jenkinson.