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|Oct 25, 2022 - North Carolina Transportation Museum, Southern Railway, Spencer, North Carolina: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. The N.C. Transportation Museum is a historic site, once home to Southern Railway's largest steam locomotive repair facility in the southeast, and a museum featuring all types of... Read More>>|
|Nov 6, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #51: A Look Back at the First Fifty: Can you believe the Midwest Rail Rangers have produced more than 50 episodes of their popular "Rail Rangers on the Road" series? It all started on June 24, 2020 when it became clear in-person programming would be suspended... Click Here To View>>|
|Oct 24, 2022 - A Trip to Ride the New San Bernardino to Redlands Arrow Service: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Redlands Passenger Rail Project is an innovative nine-mile regional rail project that provides additional transportation choices through the introduction of a new rail service, known as... Read More>>|
|Oct 9, 2022 - A Trip to Ride Metro's K Crenshaw Light Rail Line: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Metro K Line will extend light rail from the existing Metro E Line at Crenshaw and Exposition Boulevards to the Metro C Line. While the rail line includes eight new stations, only seven will be open in the... Read More>>|
|Oct 1, 2022 - The Grand Canyon Railway and the trip home: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Since 1901 the Grand Canyon Railway has enchanted millions of people from all over the world. From its yesteryears of transporting ore to our present-day journeys to the canyon with the help of... Read More>>|
|Sep 30, 2022 - The Road to Williams, Arizona: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Denver and Rio Grande Western Pagosa Springs station built in 1900. Our routing took us through Durungo and Cortez. We turned onto the road leading to the Four Corners National Monument and about nine miles from our... Read More>>|
|Sep 29, 2022 - Cumbres and Toltec Galloping Goose Westward Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. If the Rio Grande Southern Railroad had ever been a profitable endeavor with the changing economy of its fledgling days, the "Galloping Goose" might never have been "hatched" to accommodate travel by rail in the... Read More>>|
|Sep 28, 2022 - Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Chama to Antonito: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Cumbres and Toltec K36 2-8-2 484 built by Baldwin in 1925 as Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad 484. The engine was featured in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade". I boarded the train and... Read More>>|
|Sep 27, 2022 - The road to Santa Fe, New Mexico and the New Mexico Railrunner Express: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter rail system serving the metropolitan areas of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is administered by the... Read More>>|
|Sep 26, 2022 - The road to Dalhart, Texas: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The location of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific station in Enid, built in 1928, prompted a year-long railroad war. The Rock Island tried to stop in North Enid and bypass the government town of South Enid. A statute signed by... Read More>>|
|Sep 25,2022 - Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Rare Mileage Trip to Monett: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. I chatted with John Goodman until I saw good friend Bart Jennings who showed me his new book. Everyone then boarded the same two cars as Friday ("Explorer" and dome "Silver Feather")... Read More>>|
|Sep 23, 2022 - Arkansas and Missouri Railroad Shop Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The bus of National Railway Historical Society autumn conference members arrived back in Springdale and I toured the Museum of the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad before waiting for the tour to start. After a slight delay we... Read More>>|
|Sep 23, 2022 - Fort Smith Trolley Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Fort Smith Railway Company began operation in 1883 with three mule-drawn rail cars, offering the area's first public transportation. As these cars progressed through the unpaved streets, the "Gee" and "Haw" from the... Read More>>|
|Sep 23, 2022 - The Arkansas and Missouri Train Trip to Van Buren: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Arkansas & Missouri may be one of the most documented shortline railroads in the country. Articles on it, and its large fleet of Alco locomotives, have been published in many magazines such as... Read More>>|
|Sep 24, 2022 - Amtrak Safety Event - Fullerton, California: Photos & Text by Carl Morrison. The big attraction for me was to go through all the Fullerton Train Museum's rolling stock even though I see the museum every time I visit the Fullerton Station. The first car in the walk-through is surely a walk through time. Perfectly restored 50s lounge car with bar... Read More>>|
|Oct 2, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #50: Train Ride 2,000+ Feet Underground -- Soudan, Minnesota: For our 50th "Rail Rangers on the Road" Episode, we head to Minnesota's first iron ore mine... the Soudan Mine... which opened in 1882. Operations went underground by 1892 since the ore body continued deep into the ground... Click Here To View>>|
|Sep 22, 2022 - Branson Scenic Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The comfort of the vintage passenger cars is quite a contrast to the harsh realities the railroad pioneers found when they undertook bringing rail service to the Ozarks. Laying the tracks for the White River Railway was possibly the... Read More>>|
|Sep 21, 2022 - Showboat Branson Belle: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Showboat Branson Belle operates regular two hour lunch and dinner sailings on the waters of Table Rock Lake, built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers during the late 1950s. The lake impounds the White River, which starts along the... Read More>>|
|Sep 21, 2022 - Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway was started by the late Robert Dortch, Jr., and his wife Mary Jane in 1981. Robert Dortch, Sr., had built the Scott and Bearskin Lake Railroad as part of the... Read More>>|
|Sep 20, 2022 - Railfanning in the Sallisaw Area: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I awoke at the Cantlin's son-in-law James and Rebekah's house in Sallisaw and after showering and preparing for the day, amended yesterday's story then did our Internet duties. We drove to Ruger's Grill for... Read More>>|
|Sep 19, 2022 - The Drive From Oklahoma City to Sallisaw: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Texas Electric Railway was chartered on July 15, 1916 to consolidate the Texas Traction Company and the Southern Traction Company, effective January 1, 1917. The merged company operated three routes out of... Read More>>|
|Sep 18, 2022 - The trip to Oklahoma City: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Fort Worth and Denver Northern Railway Company was chartered by the Burlington system on May 20, 1929. The road was built from Childress north to Shamrock in Wheeler County and then northwest to Pampa in... Read More>>|
|Sep 17, 2022 - The Sandia Peak and on to Amarillo: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Sandia Mountains sit directly east of Albuquerque, in the Cibola National Forest. The highest point is Sandia Crest, 10,378 feet, exactly where the tram cars deliver passengers. From the ground, the cables are... Read More>>|
|Sep 15-16, 2022 - The Two-Day Drive To Albuquerque: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. This trip's destination is Springdale, Arkansas and the Autumn Conference of the National Railway Historical Society, where Elizabeth will become Secretary of the Society's Advisory Council. On the way there, we will ride the... Read More>>|
|Aug 25-28, 2022 - The Four-Day Trip Home From Alliance, Nebraska: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. We arose at the Holiday Inn Express in Alliance and had the hotel's breakfast then after checking the Internet, I drove us to Henry and just in Wyoming, found our Nebraska station... Read More>>|
|Aug 24, 2022 - Depots and Trains in Nebraska: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Fremont and Elkhorn Valley Ralroad SW1200 1219 nee Chicago and North Western 319 built by Eloctro-Motive Division in 1962. The Eastern Nebraska Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (now known as... Read More>>|
|Aug 22, 2022 - Depots in Missouri and Depots and Covered Bridges in Iowa: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at the Depot Inn and Suites, relaxed, and after doing our usual morning Internet browsing, I drove us to Pancake City in Kirksville where we had a very good... Read More>>|
|Aug 21, 2022 - A Stay at the Depot Inn and Suites: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up in the Pullman Suite and we had their hotel breakfast then walked out to the Chris Guenzler Million Mile Lookout Point with our computers. he first train snuck up on us but I was able to... Read More>>|
|Sep 4, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - National Parks Near Grand Junction -- Colorado & Utah: Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern arrive in Grand Junction, Colorado to explore four units of the National Park Service with-in a few hours of this stop... Click Here To View>>|
|Aug 21, 2022 - Monticello Railway Museum Featuring Southern Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Monticello Railway Museum is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1966 as "SPUR"; Society for the Perpetuation of Unretired Railfans. SPUR's goal at that time was to maintain and... Read More>>|
|Aug 20, 2022 - Age of Steam's Ferrequinologist Tour: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Age of Steam Roundhouse Museum History: The roundhouse was built by Jerry Joe Jacobson, former CEO of the Ohio Central Railroad System (OCRS). In October 2008, Jacobson sold his interest in OCRS to... Read More>>|
|Aug 19, 2022 - Dennison Railroad Depot Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, The Dennison Railroad Depot is the most significant remaining example in the nation of a railroad canteen still reflecting its World War II heritage. During WWII, 1.3 Million service... Read More>>|
|Aug 19, 2022 - Warthers Carving Museum, Dover, Ohio: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. It all started when Ernest Warther lost his father at the age of three, in 1888, forcing him to take his first job at the age of five. It was during that cow-herding job that Ernest earned the nickname "Mooney", Swiss for... Read More>>|
|Aug 17, 2022 - Cleveland RTA Light Rail: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Cleveland Rail Lines: Four rail lines join at Tower City Center in downtown Cleveland, the former Cleveland Union Terminal. Three lines share their tracks at Tri-C-Campus District and East 55th stations. This sharing of one route by... Read More>>|
|Aug 17, 2022 - Cleveland Goodtime III Harbour Tour and Stations: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The first Goodtime tour took place on the Goodtime I in 1958 when brothers, Vince and Herb Fryan started taking the 150-passenger boat out for tours on Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. The Fryan... Read More>>|
|Aug 17, 2022 - Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Based on a track bed and rails originally laid down around 1880, right-of-way ownership transitioned over the years from Valley Railway to Cleveland Terminal & Valley Railroad, to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to the... Read More>>|
|Aug 16, 2022 - Pennsylvania Trolley Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Streetcars served America through two world wars and a depression, but affluence and automobiles caused the end of the Trolley Era and a greatly diminished role for public transportation. As streetcars were... Read More>>|
|Aug 14, 2022 - Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, operating from Historic Downtown Lebanon, offers scenic train rides through Southwestern Ohio in Warren County. These nostalgic train rides present passengers with the opportunity to... Read More>>|
|Aug 14, 2022 - Ohio Railway Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Founded in 1948, the Ohio Railway Museum is one of the oldest railroad museums in America and began with the acquisition of Ohio Public Service Interurban Car 21, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The... Read More>>|
|Aug 12-13, 2022 - Champaign/Urbana, Illinois to Marion, Ohio and Summerail: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Traction Company, or THI&E, was the second largest interurban in the Indiana during the 1920s height of the interurban era. This system included over... Read More>>|
|Aug 12, 2022 - Topeka, Kansas to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Union Pacific Great Overland Station built in 1927 which is on the National Register of Historic Places was built over three years starting in 1925 and designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood, whose firm... Read More>>|
|Aug 10, 2022 - Dodge City to Topeka: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at the Best Western in Dodge City and after doing our Internet duties, checked out and walked over to the International House of Pancakes for breakfast, after which we started our day of stations and steam engines. We did not... Read More>>|
|Aug 9, 2022 - Clovis, New Mexico to Dodge City, Kansas: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I woke up at 7:00 AM and after our Internet duties, we went to International House of Pancakes for breakfast. Afterwards, there were three photographic opportunities in Clovis this morning and I drove us to them... Read More>>|
|Aug 7-8, 2022 - Home to Clovis - A Two-Day Trip: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I had talked about going to Summerail 2022, an event that neither of us had ever been to before. We found out that it was to occur on August 13th this year. Elizabeth looked at the Age of Steam Museum's website and... Read More>>|
|Aug 7, 2022 - Episode #48: Our Nation's Newest National Park Unit -- Jackson, MS: Midwest Rail Rangers President Robert Tabern and Midwest Rail Rangers Educational Officer Kandace Tabern arrive in Jackson, Mississippi to explore the nation's newest unit of the National Park Service --- The Medgar and Myrlie... Click Here To View>>|
|Aug 3, 2018 - Princeton Jct New Jersey Railfanning WITH UPDATED PHOTOS: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Robin slept in and I walked over to get the name of the restaurant where we ate last night, which was Dayton Diner's. Robin arose and we drove to Princeton Jct and paid to park then walked up to... Read More>>|
|Aug 3, 2018 - New Jersey Museum of Transportation Pine Creek Railroad WITH UPDATED PHOTOS: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. New Jersey Museum of Transportation is a museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, and operation of historic railroad equipment. The organization runs... Read More>>|
|July 10-11, 2022 - Niles Canyon Railway East of Sunol: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The California Western Railroad (aka The Skunk Train) used to have four railbuses - M80, M100, M200 and M300. One of them, M-200, still exists and is still running but not on the Skunk Line. She has been completely... Read More>>|
|July 9, 2022 - Finishing up the VTA and San Jose Trolley Barn: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Electric trolleys were the main source of public transportation in San Jose between 1880 and 1938. These streetcars operated on nearly 130 miles of track throughout Santa Clara Valley. Automobiles were too... Read More>>|
|July 8, 2022 - Roaring Camp and Big Trees Railroad and Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad Park: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Roaring Camp Railroads operations began in 1963 under the guidance of F. Norman Clark (1935-1985), who was the founder and owner. His purpose was to keep a family tradition of... Read More>>|
|July 7, 2022 - Redwood Valley Railroad, Depots and Winchester Mystery House: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. The Redwood Valley Railway was established in 1952 by Erich Thomsen as the Tilden South Gate and Pacific Railway, on a 12 inch gauge, and has since expanded to... Read More>>|
|July 4, 2022 - Mount Lassen National Park: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Lassen Volcanic National Park is an American national park in northeastern California. The dominant feature of the park is Lassen Peak, the largest plug dome volcano in the world and the southernmost volcano in the... Read More>>|
|July 3, 2022 - Western Pacific Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. In 1983, the Feather River Rail Society was formed with the goal of preserving the legacy of the Western Pacific Railroad. The Union Pacific graciously donated several pieces of equipment and granted use of the... Read More>>|
|July 2, 2022 - Great Western Steam Up: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Held in the heart of Nevada's Capital City, make the Carson Railroad Museum's Great Western Steam Up your locomotive this summer. Hosted by the Nevada State Railroad Museum - Carson City, this once-in-a-lifetime event celebrates the... Read More>>|
|July 1, 2022 - Virginia and Truckee Railroad from Virginia City to Gold Hill and Beyond: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. 35-Minute Round-Trip Train Ride from Virginia City to Gold Hill. Take a fascinating 35-minute ride back into history over the scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Hear the... Read More>>|
|June 30, 2022 - The start of our Second Anniversary Trip and the Laws Railroad Museum: Report & Photos by Chris Guenzler. Elizabeth and I wanted to participate in at least one day of the four-day Great Western Steam Up at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. Since neither of us had been to... Read More>>|
|Jul 3, 2022 5pmPT/6pmMT/7pmCT/8pmET - Episode #47: Osceola & St. Croix Valley Railroad: If you are planning to come to Northwest Wisconsin to ride the Wisconsin Great Northern Railroad... or visit the Midwest Rail Rangers Headquarters in Barron, Wisconsin... you should also stop by the Osceola & St. Croix Valley... Click Here To View>>|
|A Look Back At Chris Guenzler Reaching One Million Rail Travel Miles. Includes a video, photos and reports of the rail trip and celebration April 25-27, 2007 and reaching his Amtrak millionth mile on April 7, 2008. Many people rode Amtrak to this event providing photos and reports of their rail trips that are posted here. This is the first time we have posted the video to TrainWeb... Read More>>|
|Slideshow Presented at Winterail 2021: A Year Of Trains In The Life Of Chris Guenzler - 2021... Slide Show>>|
|www.trainweb.org/nbcr - New Brunswick Central Railway, an HO scale freelanced railway (created by Tim Steeves) that operates on former CN and CP trackage in the central and western part of New Brunswick, Canada, loosly based in the late 2000's/early 2010's. Head Office is in the former CP station in Fredericton, with the main yard and engine facility in,.. Read More>>|
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