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Robin Bowers Train Travel Trips

Listed below are past trips that Robin has taken and has posted since he started his web page. The newest are on the top and the oldest are found below.


The New Mile     12/17/2017      

Fullerton Railroad Days 2017     5/6/2017     

Little Gems in Our Neighborhood III   10/16/2016  complete 

Little Gems in Our Neighborhood  II   10/15/2016   

Little Gems in Our Neighborhood   I   10/8/2016   

Fullerton Railroad Days 2016  4/30/2016   

Surfliner to Chinatown  4/17/2016    

Red Circus Train along the Coast 8/10/2015

Birthday Trip to Seattle, November 2019

Chapter Seven - Coming to a end of a journey 

Chapter Six - Returning home on southbound Coast Starlight, 

Chapter Five - Pike Place Market, Monorail and Space Needle.

Chapter Four - Celebrating the BIG day in Seattle.

Chapter Three - Sunrise in Seattle.

Chapter Two - LATE, Late, Late and some more late.

Chapter One - Leaving Los Angeles and ending with a crappy situation.

Golden Spike 150,  NRHS 2019

Chapter Eleven - Nevada Northern, Caliente 5/12/2019   complete   

Chapter Ten - Heber Creeper, Ely, NV 5/11/2019  

Chapter Nine - Promontory Summit 150 yrs  5/10/2019

Chapter Eight - Big Boy meets 844 in Ogden, Tabernacle Choir rehearsal 5/9/2019

Chapter Seven - Chasing Big Boy in Echo Canyon, Riding the FrontRange 5/8/2019

Chapter Six - California Zephyr, Solider Summit, SLC rail 5/7/2019

Chapter Five - Big Boy @ Evanston, WY, Echo Canyon, Solider Summit, Helper UT 5/6/2019

Chapter Four - Lagoon Park, Promontory Summit, Spiral Jetty 5/5/2019 

Chapter Three - Riding the Heber Valley Railroad 5/4/2019

Chapter Two - Tooele Valley, Rio Tinto Copper Mine 5/3/2019

Chapter One - Afton Canyon, Bolder City and Valley of Fire 5/2/2019

 Cumberland Rails NRHS 2018 Convention

Chapter Twenty-Five - Last day and night on the Southwest Chief 08/13/2018 completenew

Chapter Twenty-Four - Chicago Metra, Southwest Chief overnight 08/12/2018new

Chapter Twenty-Three - Everett Railroad to Martinsburg 08/11/2018new

Chapter Twenty-Two - Potomac River Eagle trip 08/10/2018new

Chapter Twenty-One - Western Maryland Scenic RR to Frostburg 08/09/2018new

Chapter Twenty - Cass RR and Salamander trips 08/08/2018new

Chapter Nineteen - Cass Railroad to Bald Knob 08/07/2018

Chapter Eighteen - Acela ride, Tour Washington Mall & Capitol Limited trip 08/06/2018

Chapter Seventeen - RR Museum of Penn, Strasburg RR 08/05/2018

Chapter Sixteen - Newton Square, West Chester RR 08/05/2018

Chapter Fifteen - B & O Museum, Baltimore Streetcar Museum 08/04/2018

Chapter Fourteen - Hagerstown, Walkersville Southern 08/04/2018 

Chapter Thirteen -Princeton Dinky, NJ RR Museum 8/03/2018

Chapter Twelve - Northeast Regional 176, Amtrak shops 8/02/2018

Chapter Eleven - Surrender 8/01/2018

Chapter Ten - Raleigh to Charlotte on Piedmont 7/31/2018

Chapter Nine - Aberdeen, Selma, Rocky Mount 7/30/2018

Chapter Eight - Tweetsie RR, NC Transportation Museum 7/29/2018

Chapter Seven - Durbin Rocket, Princeton RR Museum, Elkhorn Inn 7/28/2018

Chapter Six - VA Transportation, Winston Link, Clifton Forge Museums 7/27/2018

Chapter Five - The Great White Way, Hotel Roanoke 7/26/2018

Chapter Four - The Cardinal Through Appalachian Mountains 7/25/2018

Chapter Three - Not Chicago but Indianapolis 7/24/2018
Chapter Two - First day on the Chief 7/23/2018

Chapter One - Beginning with first night on the Chief  7/22/2018

Summer 2016 Trip to Rockies - NRHS

Chapter Twenty-six - Heading west and visiting the Petrified Forest and then a stop on the corner in Winslow, AZ. 7/25/2016 complete

Chapter Twenty-five - Chasing the Southwest Chief in Colorado and over the Raton Pass and splitting the semaphores 7/24/2016
Chapter Twenty-four - Leadville High Line to Climax Railroad 7/23/2016

Chapter Twenty-three - Pikes Pike train ride to Summit, Visit U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel 7/22/2016

Chapter Twenty-two - Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden 7/21/2016

Chapter Twenty-one - Georgetown RR Loop 7/21/2016

Chapter Twenty - Denver's Light Rail tour 7/20/2016

Chapter Nineteen - Colorado's Royal Gorge train ride 7/19/2016

Chapter Eighteen - Cripple Creek and Victor RR and Garden of the Gods 7/18/2016

Chapter Seventeen - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 7/17/2016

Chapter Sixteen - Platte Valley Trolley, Pikes Peak Trolley Museum & Alamosa 7/16/2016

Chapter Fifteen - Crawford Hill and Carhenge, NE 7/15/2016 

Chapter Fourteen-1880 Train, Storybook Island, Ponderosa Ranch 7/14/2016

Chapter Thirteen - Powder River Basin and Devils Tower, WY 7/13/2016 

Chapter Twelve - Denver airport train, Cheyenne and Douglas, WY  7/12/2016  

Chapter Eleven - Tiny Town, Central City, Black Hawk, Idaho Springs, Georgetown Loop  7/11/2016   

Chapter Ten - Strasburg, Limon, Kit Carson, Lamar, La Junta, Delhi, Pueblo  7/10/2016   

Chapter Nine - Greeley, Fort Collins Streetcar, Terry Bison Ranch  7/9/2016   

Chapter Eight - North Platte to Cheyenne & Laramie  7/8/2016   

Chapter Seven - Forney Museum, Cody Park, Golden Spike Tower  7/7/2016   

Chapter Six - Breckenridge, Fairplay, Cripple Creek and Royal Gorge Bridge  7/6/2016   

Chapter Five - Chama to Cumbres chase plus Antonio, Alamosa, Monte Vista, Del Norte and South Fork  7/5/2016
Chapter Four - Riding the Durango & Silverton, visiting Las Animas Valley Railroad   7/4/2016         Videos 

Chapter Three - Chasing the Durango & Silverton, visiting Ridgway, Cimarron, Gunnison  7/3/2016   Video
Chapter Two - Arizona and New Mexico 7/2/2016    

Chapter One - California and Arizona Road Trip 7/1/2016 

       Summer 2015 Trip to New England - NRHS

Chapter Thirty (conclusion) - California Bound on Sunset Limited - Day Two   7/07/2015 

Chapter Twenty-Nine - West Bound on Sunset Limited  7/06/2015 

Chapter Twenty-Eight - French Quarter & Crossing the Mississippi to Algiers  7/05/2015 

Chapter Twenty-Seven - Garden District Walking Tour, Chalmette Battlefield  7/04/2015 

Chapter Twenty-Six -    New Orleans Street Cars, Chalmette Cemetery, Mardi Gras Fountain.  7/03/2015   

Chapter Twenty-Five-   Crescent overnight from Washington D.C. to New Orleans 

Chapter Twenty-Four -  
Norfolk to DC, US Capital, Museums and Mall, overnight on Crescent.  7/01/2015  

Chapter Twenty-Three - Norfolk, Tide, US Wisconsin, Norfolk Southern Museum  6/30/2015 

Chapter Twenty-Two - Albany, Penn Station, NY & Newport & Norfolk, VA 6/29/2015  

Chapter Twenty-One - Nantucket, E.Windsor, Brattleboro, Shelburne Falls    6/28/2015 

Chapter Twenty - Essex Steam Train, Shore Line Trolley and Metro North in Connecticut   6/27/2015  

Chapter Nineteen - Boston Freedom Trail, Old Ironsides, Cape Cod    6/26/2015   

Chapter Eighteen - Brunswick, Portland & Kennebunkport, ME and Lowell, MA    6/25/2015  

Chapter Seventeen - Cole Museum, Bangor, ME. Augusta Capital Building   6/24/2015  

Chapter Sixteen - Wiscasset, Boothbay, Belfast & Moosehead Lake    6/24/2015   

Chapter Fifteen - Conway Scenic RR, Silver Lake RR     6/23/2015       

Chapter Fourteen - Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad.    6/22/2015  

Chapter Twelve - Rutland to No. Bennington and Hoosick Junction Passenger Train  6/20/2015    

Chapter Eleven - Omya plant, Shelburne Museum & Covered Bridges.  6/19/2015  

Chapter Ten - Rutland to Burlington Passenger Train 6/18/2015   

Chapter Nine - Heritage Tour -  Vermont Products and Parks  6/17/2015 
Chapter Eight - Green Mountain RR to Bellows Falls  6/16/2015 

Chapter Seven - Saratoga Springs to North Creek Passenger Train 6/15/2015  

Chapter Six - Depots and Covered Bridges road trip  6/14/2015 

Chapter Five - Rutland to Smithville Photo Freight

Chapter Four - Walkway over the Hudson and trains in the Catskills  6/13/2015

Chapter Three - Manhattan B 6/12/2015 

Chapter Two - Manhattan A 6/12/2015 

Chapter One - Lift Off  6/11/2015 

     Previous Older Trips and Stories

Metrolink trip to LA Public Library   8/3/2014

        NRHS 2013 Alaska Convention

Wasilla - Final Day 9/22/2013  

Anchorage to Whittier & Spencer Excursion 9/21/2013  

Palmer to Potter 9/20/2013   

Anchorage to Seward - Round Trip 9/19/2013   

Glacier, Wild Animals and Hi Speed Tram 9/18/2013 

Denali to Anchorage via Talkeentna 9/17/2013

Fairbanks to Denali 9/16/2013

Train Ride to North Pole 9/15/2013

Antique Auto Museum 9/14/2013 part c

Land of Midnight Sun 9/14/2013 part b 

Riverboat on the Chene River 9/14/2013 part a

Up a River

Fairbanks Auto, Train, Plane plus Taxi  9/13/2013

Epic Stories Coming. 77 Years in the making!!!

  Golden Spike 2019
Appalachia 2018

Rockies 2016

New England 2015

Alaska 2013

plus occasional jaunts

Also soon, favorite stories from the archives.


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