TRIP REPORTS

Articles which I have written on various trips which I took between 1978 and 1984. Photos are included, unfortunately not the best selection, because nobody knew then that the Web would be available for me to share these photos here.

Europe/1978 - five weeks, no overnight rail travel, 8300 miles, eleven countries.

Netherlands/1978 - expanded coverage of travels in the Netherlands, which were two of the five weeks of the above trip.

Northeast Corridor Commuter/1978 - Philadelphia and New York areas.

Via Rail Canada Corridor/1982 - one week to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City.

Amtrak Northwest/1983 - one and a half weeks to Portland and Seattle.

Amtrak Southwest/1984 - two weeks to Texas and California.


MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES

Photos are included.

Southern Railway Steam Excursion/1979 - a steam excursion trip from Knoxville TN to Asheville NC, behind Canadian Pacific "Royal Hudson" locomotive #2839.

Southern Railway Steam Excursion/1979 - a steam excursion trip from Knoxville to Oneida TN, behind Canadian Pacific "Royal Hudson" locomotive #2839.

Santa Fe #2903 Move/1995 - a day by day report, on the moving of a Santa Fe 4-8-4 steam locomotive, through city streets from Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, for shipment to the Illinois Railway Museum.

Union Pacific E9 Excursion/1995 - an excursion trip to Clinton, Iowa, on a 1950's diesel streamliner.

A Day In New York/1997 - a 24 hour stopover in New York City, on a trip between Chicago and the East Coast.

Motor Bus Society Convention 2002 - held in Chicago.

Canada/2006 Photos - photos of streetcars and buses during a trip to Toronto, Windsor, and Niagara Falls.

CN Matteson Connection/Construction - photos from 2011, where an impressive new "double wye" connection was being constructed in Matteson, to connect the former Illinois Central with the former Elgin Joliet & Eastern.

Western Kenosha County Transit - trip report from 2011, from a little known transit system extending from Kenosha to Lake Geneva.

Exploring The PRR Hammond Branch - searching in 2011 for evidence of a former Pennsylvania Railroad branch, which existed between Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, and Hammond IN.

CN Matteson Connection/Completion - photos from 2012, where an impressive new "double wye" connection had recently been completed in Matteson, to connect the former Illinois Central with the former Elgin Joliet & Eastern.

Diesels Rescue The South Shore Line - photos show diesel locomotives rescuing a South Shore Line train in August 2012, after wire problems had resulted in a service disruption.

New Torrence Bridge On South Shore Line - in August 2012, a new prefabricated truss bridge was installed for the South Shore Line over Torrence Ave., on Chicago's far southeast side. Photos show the new bridge, although actual connection of the trackage to use the bridge would be later.