Pre-Amtrak excursions in early 1971 from Los Angeles to Kelso (in the Mojave Desert), Bakersfield (over Tehachapi) and Surf (along the SP Coast Line)
Later 1970s trips, both on Amtrak to San Diego and San Jose and local excursions to Oceanside and by both Santa Fe routes to San Bernardino
Three trips in 1982, including my first sleeping car trip, and my first transcontinental trip
We travel to Sacramento and then Washington, DC, spending two full weeks at the latter, and then completing a circle trip on Amtrak
A circular trip from Los Angeles to Denver and Seattle in 1985
We spend three weeks at three different places in New England, and a weekend in New York City, getting back and forth via Amtrak
A trip to attend RailFair 91 in Sacramento, with a side trip to Nevada City afterwards
We ride behind ex-SP 4-6-2 2472 between San Luis Obispo and Tangair, and then San Luis Obispo and San Jose, in May 1994
A round trip over Cajon Pass with the UP excursion train in May 1994
A trip to ride on the Durango & Silverton, Cumbres & Toltec, Santa Fe Southern, and Grand Canyon Railway, in September, 1994
We ride former UP 6-4-6 Pullman National Forum to and from Oakland (behind Amtrak), with a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train while in the bay area
We traveled up the Inside Gateway to Nelson, BC, and Lake Louise, AB, for the 1995 AAPRCO Convention
A visit to San Diego to ride light rail to Santee and visit the San Diego Railroad Museum
Our trip to the mountains of eastern Arizona and our visits to copper-country railroads there
A trip over some 90% of the route miles of BC Rail, including the Tumbler Ridge line, using three of that railroad's Budd RDCs
A trip from Tijuana to the San Diego Railroad Museum at Campo, via Tecate, with steam from Tecate to Campo
A week spent traveling from Los Angeles through Chicago and Washington DC to Miami and back, with a digression to Newport News, in April and May, 1998
The local IEE chapter visits the Blue Line Shops
Our trip on the "Western": train to the AAPRCO Private Car Convention in 1998
Pacific Railroad Society's visit to Orange Empire Railway Museum
Visit to McCloud River and Yreka Western Railroads in July, 2001
Visit to California Western Railroad in October, 2001
We travel from Los Angeles to Sparks (Reno), Nevada, and back, by private cars attached to regular Amtrak trains, in October 2002
A Saturday Metrolink trip from Los Angeles to Lancaster (CA) through Soledad Canyon
Describes a railfanning trip by bus to Tehachapi Pass on May 17th, 2003, including details of the trains seen
Describes the trip which included three days with 4449 in Montana as well as diversions in Wisconsin and North Dakota
To Mexico to visit the Copper Canyon by train
The 2006 R&:HS Annual Meeting in Pagosa Springs, CO, and related trips
An R&LHS excursion to the Metrolink Control Center in Pomona and UP's West Colton Yard, plus symphony concert and opera at the Music Center
The 2007 R&LHS Annual Meeting in Salisbury, NC, a Mountain Outin' Tour in Colorado, and our journeys to, from and in between
The 2008 R&LHS Annual Meeting in Lancaster, PA, with our travel to and from, and our stops in Portland, Savannah, and Philadelphia on the way
We ride the Trans-Siberian Railway from East to west, visit St. Petersburg and Amsterdam, and then join the Mountain Outin' 'White Whales and Prairie Tales' tour in Manitoba
The 2008 AAPRCO Convention day trip, with former AT&SF 4-8-4 3751 from Los Angeles to San Diego and return, and diesel haulage down the Alameda Corridor to San Pedro
Amtrak's California Zephyr detours over the ex-SP route between Sacramento, Stockton and Bakersfield, and over the Tehachapis, due to tunnel clearance work on the Coast Route
A rare-mileage trip to two former Southern Pacific branches on the north side of the Sunset Route in southeastern Arizona.
Our trip to, at, and from the 2009 R&LHS Annual Meeting in Portland Main, including our (second) completion of all current Amtrak trackage.
A weekend in Ventura, CA, with an excursion on the original SP Coast Line's entry into the Los Angeles area.
The 2010 R&LHS Annual Meeting in Fort Worth, plus our trip back and forth.
A two-day excursion to Barstow and Kelso, mainly for the Barstow-Kelso segment
A two-day excursion to Bakersfield over both Cajon Pass and Tehachapi pass, run by Pacific Railroad Society
A three-day excursion operated by the Central Coast Chapter through the mountains of northern California.
We visit the National Train Dat festivities in Los Angeles before heading east for the R&LHS Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL.
This trip was to attend the 2013 R&LHS Convention in Madison, WI. We also spent three days attending The Home Entertainment Show in Newport Beach, CA, and a day documenting a former SP line in Orange County.
We participate in a Central Coast Railroad Club excursion on private dome cars between Emeryville and Reno (and return), and a bus/train trip to the Virginia & Truckee in its extended form.
The 2014 R&LHS Annual Meeting is in Ely, Nevada, with bus transportation to and from Las Vegas (tyhe former a guided trip past other historical railroad sites).
A special train from Emeryville to Portola, CA, for the Feather River Railroad Museum's annual Railroad days celebration.