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The primary focus of this website is Amtrak and VIA Rail, including schedules, accommodations, route guides, travelogues, examples of costs, thousands of rail travel photos, video clips, helpful hints, book suggestions, tipping and other onboard customs. However, a considerable amount of information and links are also provided for traveling by rail in Mexico, South America, Europe, Russia, China, Siberia and the rest of the world, including travelogues and photos. Links are featured to travel agencies and excursion companies with extensive rail travel and rail tourism experience throughout the world.

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The staff of TrainWeb and volunteers to the American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation have been posting rail travelogues, photos and other information related to Amtrak to these APRHF Train Web Sites since 1996. You should always check with  Amtrak  for the latest schedules, services, equipment, etc. Information posted on the APRHF Train Web sites might not always be up to date, especially from postings that may be from several years ago.


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Passenger Rail Travelogues & Photos:

  1. ★ Rail Travelogues by Kit Baker

  2. www.trainweb.org/kitbaker - Rail Travelogues by Kit Baker We travel for two reasons: first, to get there, and second, for the journey. For me, the journey's the thing. Even in the midst of taking people around this country by airliner, I became an inveterate train fan... Read More>>

  3. ★★★ Exploring Adventures and Travel by Robin Bowers

  4. www.trainweb.org/robin - Exploring Adventures and Travel by Robin Bowersl Train Travel Trip Reports and Photos including Little Gems in Our Neighborhood, Fullerton Railroad Days, Circus Train, Green Mountain Railroad, Amtrak Surfliners, and more... Read More>>

  5. ☆ Rail Travel Trip Reports by Jim Nowell

  6. www.trainweb.US/nowell - Rail Travel Trip Reports by Jim Nowell Trip reports and photos of railroad travel in Australia and Canada... Read More>>

  7. ☆☆☆ Steven Reynolds

  8. www.trainweb.US/reynolds - Steven Reynolds. My Amtrak Travel, Photo Gallery, Railroad Sounds, Favorite Links, and About Me. Includes extensive Amtrak travelogues with photos and railroad scanner recordings... Read More>>

  9. ☆☆☆ Rich Kimmel's Amtrak Travelogues

  10. www.trainweb.com/travelogues/rrrich - Rich Kimmel's Amtrak Travelogues. Reports and photos of Rich Kimmel's Amtrak trips including the Amtrak Silver Meteor, Amtrak Capitol Limited, Amtrak Empire Builder, Amtrak Southwest Chief, Amtrak Three Rivers, Amtrak Texas Eagle, Amtrak Coast Starlight and more... Read More>>

  11. ★★★ Rail Travelogues and Photo Essays by Rick Chase

  12. www.trainweb.org/rick - Rail Travelogues and Photo Essays by Rick Chase. Rail travel and railfanning photos and reports especially on Amtrak anc commuter rail... Read More>>

  13. ★★★ Robert & Kandace Tabern (Outside The Rails)

  14. www.trainweb.org/outsidetherails - Outside The Rails Rail Travelogues & Trip Reports by Robert & Kandace Tabern who also manage the APRHF Rail Rangers program that offers narrated private railcar outings... Read More>>

  15. ★★★ Ron Goodenow's Attic

  16. www.trainweb.org/theattic - Ron Goodenow's Attic The Attic is a personal museum, drawing on the stash of items I've collected -- and am still collecting -- in my railway and other travels. I'm including visits to museums and shortlines, profiles of American and foreign carriers, timetables... Read More>>

  17. ☆ Todd's Amtrak Travel

  18. www.trainweb.US/toddsamtrakphotos - Todd's Amtrak Travel A compilation of various Amtrak photographs. I have logged more than 20,000 miles on Amtrak over 16 years. Featured are a travelogue of an Amtrak Empire Builder trip in June 2002, photos from an Amtrak California Zephyr trip in June 2003, and more... Read More>>

  19. ☆ Tom Anderson's Rail Travel Website

  20. www.trainweb.US/tommers - Tom Anderson's Rail Travel Website Here you will find links to pages containing my rail travelogues, favorite websites, wine travels and other things.... Read More>>

  21. ★ Tom's Rail Travels

  22. www.trainweb.org/Tomsrailtravels - Tom's Rail Travels Photos and reports of various train trips I have taken since 2004 on Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada, and Ontario Northland, plus occasional subway charters... Read More>>

  23. ★ Tony's Amtrak Travels

  24. www.trainweb.org/tony - Tony's Amtrak Travels Photos and trip reports of my many adventures riding the rails across America including Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak Southwest Chief, Amtrak Sunset Limited, Amtrak California Zephyr, Amtrak Texas Eagle, Amtrak Coast Starlight, and more... Read More>>

  25. ★ USA by Rail

  26. www.trainweb.org/usabyrail - USA by Rail The USA by Rail guide book, fully updated in this latest Eighth edition, reveals in entertaining fashion the unique pleasures of North American train travel with Amtrak and VIA Rail. John Pitt has travelled more than 75,000 miles by train in the USA and Canada and his book, published by Bradt Travel Guides, features comprehensive route guides as well as all the practical information you need to make reservations, buy tickets and find your way around strange train stations. There are maps to accompany each route guide, making it easy to plan your itinerary and get the most from an Amtrak or VIA Rail pass. Details of Amtrak... Read More>>

  27. ★ USA Rail Guide - Amtrak Stations Database

  28. www.trainweb.org/usarail - USA Rail Guide Passenger Railroad Guide - An Amtrak Stations Database that includes extensive photos and information of almost all of the Amtrak Stations plus some VIA Rail Canada Stations. A Japanese Version is also provided... Read More>>

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Specific Amtrak Routes

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    Unofficial Rail Travel Fan Pages For Each Amtrak Route
    Featuring Rail Travelogues, Photos and Other Information:
  • Acela Express - Trains #2100s: Washington,DC-Boston,MA
  • Acela Regional - Service on the Northeast Corridor (renamed to Regional)
  • Adirondack - Train #68 & #69: Montreal,PQ,Canada to New York,NY
  • Ann Rutledge - Train #303-304: Chicago,IL to Kansas City,MO
  • California Zephyr - Train #5 & #6: Chicago,IL-Emeryville,CA
  • Capitol Limited - Train #29 & #30: Washington,DC to Chicago,IL
  • Capitols - Trains #700s: San Jose,CA-Colfax,CA
  • Cardinal - Train #50 & #51: Chicago,IL to Washington,DC
  • Cascades - Trains #700s: Eugene,OR to Vancouver,BC,Canada
  • City Of New Orleans - Train #58 & #59: New Orleans,LA to Chicago,IL
  • Coast Starlight - Train #11 & #14: Seattle,WA-Los Angeles,CA
  • Crescent - Train #19 & #20: New York,NY to New Orleans,LA
  • Desert Wind - Train #35 & #36: Chicago,IL to Los Angeles,CA (discontinued 1997)
  • Downeaster - Train #680-689: Boston,MA to Portland,ME
  • Ethan Allen Express - Trains #200s: Rutland,VT to Washington,DC
  • Empire Builder - Train #7 & #8: Chicago,IL-Seattle,WA
  • Empire Builder - Train #27 & #28: Chicago,IL-Portland,OR
  • International - Train #364-367: Chicago,IL to Toronto,ON,Canada (discontinued 2004)
  • Illinois Service
  • Kentucky Cardinal - Train #850-851: Chicago,IL to Louisville,KY (discontinued 2003)
  • Lake Cities - Train #352-353: Chicago,IL to Pontiac,MI (renamed to Wolverine)
  • Lake Shore Limited - Train #48 & #49: Chicago,IL-New York,NY
  • Lake Shore Limited - Train #448 & #449: Chicago,IL-Boston,MA
  • Maple Leaf - Train #63 & #64: New York,NY to Toronto,ON,Canada
  • Metroliner - Train #100-201: Washington,DC to New York,NY
  • Mt Adams Talgo - Train #752 & #753: Seattle,WA toPortland,OR (renamed to Cascades)
  • Mt Baker Intl - Train #760 & #761: Seattle,WA to Vancouver,BC,Canada (renamed to Cascades)
  • National Chief - Train #15 & #16: Washington,DC to Los Angeles,CA (never implemented)
  • NortheastDirect - Service On The Northeast Corridor (renamed to Acela Regional)
  • Pacific Surfliner - Trains #500s & #700s: San Diego,CA-San Luis Obispo,CA
  • Pere Marquette - Train #370 & #371: Chicago,IL to Grand Rapids,MI
  • Pioneer - Train #25 & #26: Chicago,IL to Seattle,WA (discontinued 1997)
  • San Diegans - Trains #500s & #700s: San Diego,CA-San Luis Obispo,CA (Now Pacific Surfliner)
  • San Joaquins - Trains #700s: Bakersfield,CA-Oakland,CA; Bakersfield,CA-Sacramento,CA
  • Silver Meteor - Train #97 & #98: New York,NY to Miami,FL
  • Silver Palm - Train #89 & #90: New York,NY to Miami,FL (replaced by Palmetto)
  • Silver Star - Train #91 & #92: New York,NY to Miami,FL
  • Southwest Chief - Train #3 & #4: Chicago,IL-Los Angeles,CA
  • Sunset Limited - Train #1 & #2: Miami,FL-Los Angeles,CA
  • Texas Eagle - Train #421 & #422: Chicago,IL to Los Angeles,CA
  • Three Rivers - Train #40 & #41: Chicago,IL to New York,NY
  • Twilight Shoreliner - Trains #66, 67, 76: Boston,MA to Newport News,VA (replaced by Federal)
  • Vermonter - Train #55 & #56: Washington,DC to St.Albans,VT/Montreal,PQ,Canada
  • Wolverine - Train #350-351: Chicago,IL to Pontiac,MI
  • Travelogues for Multiple Routes

Travelogues of Other Rail Journeys

    Travelogues of commuter rail routes:
  • Caltrain: Gilroy,CA-San Francisco,CA
  • Champlain Flyer: Charlotte,VT-Burlington,VT
  • Coaster: Oceanside,CA-San Diego,CA
  • Metra: Greater Chicago Area,IL
  • Metrolink: Greater Los Angeles Area,CA

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