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Henry Kisor's articles as a TrainWeb field reporter:


      
September 6-7, 2012: Where Europe meets North America: VIA's Ocean

       • August 6-7, 2012: Tour of the Line: 296 miles out and back on the Algoma Central

        
June 19, 2012: A visit to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth

       • April 3, 2012: Zephyr: Tracking a Dream Across America now in ebook format

       •
March 19-27, 2012: Back to the Z: My umpteenth trip on the Zephyr


       • March 5-7, 2012: On the track of Old Abe: Riding Amtrak's Lincoln Service

       • February 14, 2012:  A capital ride on the Capitol Limited         
 
      
 
      • October 18, 2011: Track gang at La Plata: Fixing the BNSF Transcon         
 
       •
July 22, 2011: Riding the new and improved Agawa Canyon Tour Train

       • April 4-9. 2011: A tale of two hotels on the route of the Southwest Chief 
 
       • March 7-8, 2011: 
Short hops on the Carolinian and a Northeast Regional

       • February 24, 2011:
AmSnag: A new online tool to help you find the lowest fares

       • February 13, 2011:
"All Aboard" with Jim Loomis' guidebook to North American train
          travel

       • January 9-13, 2011:
Two Days in the Big Easy from Chicago on Amtrak's City of New
          Orleans

       • March 3-10, 2010: Photos from a train trip to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks


 

Recent rail travel blogposts:

        
           • December 16, 2010:
Planning a ride on the City of New Orleans

        • November 16, 2010: Airport security woes a boon for Amtrak?

        • November 12, 2010: Riding the Capitol Limited to Washington, D.C.

        • July 7, 2010: Glories of the Alaska Railroad: Photographs

        • July 4, 2010: Riding the White Pass & Yukon Railway: Photographs

        • June 21, 2010: Anchorage to Seward on the Cruise Train

        • June 20, 2010: Fairbanks to Anchorage on the Denali Star

        • May 27, 2010: Another spur line faces oblivion

        • May 20, 2010: Last call for the E&LS line to Ontonagon?

        • March 10, 2010: A visit to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Utah

        • March 6, 2010: Riding the Zephyr to Grand Junction, Colorado

        • March 1, 2010: Planning a train trip to the Arches and Canyonlands

        • February 2, 2010: From L.A. to Chicago with a bad cold

        • February 1, 2010: Sidetracked in Los Angeles

        • January 31, 2010: Riding the Texas Eagle to Los Angeles

        • January 23, 2010: Planning a trip on the Texas Eagle

        • December 13, 2009: Railborne wanderlust strikes again

        • October 17, 2009: Timekeeping

        • October 4, 2009: Planning a trip to the Arches and Canyonlands

        • August 16, 2009: The Man in Charge, continued

        • June 16, 2009: The joys of train time

        • January 15, 2009: Glenwood Springs to Chicago on the Zephyr

        • January 10, 2009: Chicago to Glenwood Springs on the Zephyr

        • November 20, 2008: At the Depot Inn and Suites in La Plata, Missouri

        • November 18, 2008: All aboard on No. 3 for La Plata, Missouri

        • August 12, 2008: The E&LS's Ontonagon Job

        • June 25, 2008: Word of the day: "Gricer"

        • February 19, 2008: Tickets, please. Hands up, please."

        • January 5, 2008: Through the Big Hole at Donner Pass

        • January 4, 2008: The City of San Francisco, stuck on The Hill

        • November 8, 2007: My 23rd trip on the California Zephyr

        • November 4, 2007: Getting ready for a ride on No. 5

        • December 16, 2007: Grand voyage on the GrandLuxe Express (Chicago Sun-Times)

        • October 31, 2007: The Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver, Part 4

        • October 27, 2007: The Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver, Part 3

        • October 24, 2007: The Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver, Part 2

        • October 23, 2007: The Canadian from Toronto to Vancouver, Part 1



Henry Kisor at LAUPT

Fellow TrainWeb field reporter Carl Morrison took this shot of me at LAUPT a few minutes before I boarded Amtrak's Southwest Chief for Chicago in January, 2010, survival rations in hand.


About me:


I'm a retired newspaper writer and editor and the author of seven books, one of which is Zephyr: Tracking a Dream Across America, about life aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr in the early 1990s.

My wife, Debby, and I winter in Evanston, Illinois, on the Metra North Line (Union Pacific, ex-Chicago & North Western), and summer in Ontonagon, Michigan, on the shore of Lake Superior at the northwest terminus of the Escanaba & Lake Superior Railroad (ex-Milwaukee Road), about to be abandoned.

We are lifetime train travelers and every now and then I drag out my Bachmann G scale Ten-Wheeler trainset and set it up on the basement floor for the grandchildren.



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