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A SWISS RAIL ADVENTURE - 14 DAYS IN A RAILFAN'S "WET DREAM"



This is a series of pages with lots of detail on my railfanning trip to Switzerland leaving the USA on 12/18/2000 and returning 1/2/2001.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with switzerland, a map may be beneficial when trying to figure out where I'm talking about. And, if you are LUCKY enough to have a Swiss rail timetable, I list the route numbers travelled each day so you can trace them out.

Also, the first installment is longer than the others as I included a large amount of reference material with the opening saga.

If you are here to "continue" reading, shortcuts to each day are below (plus other trips) rather than scrolling down thru all the pages.

Each day notes whether there are photographs included. Most photos are from the European Railway Picture Gallery or John Whitby's Swiss Rail Site.

Note that photos are links to files on european servers, and that due to time difference there may be sluggish performance retrieving pictures when you would think traffic would be light.

Also, if you don't care to browse all the days, day ten has some very scenic shots, and you might find days 8 and 6 interesting too.

My train travel (here for my benefit more than anyone else's - although you are welcome to inquire if anything is of interest) consists of:

1958 - NYNH&H - New York to New London
1967 - Toronto to New York
1968 - Cal Western "Skunk"
1968 - San Joaquin Daylight LA-Bakersfield
1969 - Bakersifield-Mojave (SP) / Mojave-Bakersfield (AT&SF)
1970 - LA - San Diego
1970 - Lahaina
1975 - LA - SLO
1978 - LA-Portland
197? - Pikes Peak / Denver-Salt Lake / Ogden-Oakland
19?? - (Vegas)
1980 - Costa Rica - Puerto Ascuncion to San Jose
1980 - LA-Seattle-Chicago-Springfield(MA)-New York-Philly-Pittsburgh-Wash DC-New Orleans-LA
198? - White Pass & Yukon
198? - Mojave Circle
198? - Spokane-Portland-Salt Lake-LA
198? - San Ysidro/Campo
1991 - 2 Swiss trips plus TGV Lausanne-Paris
1993 - AAPRCO Sac-SLC via Feather River / SLC-La Junta via Tennessee Pass - return to LA on Chief
199? - BFD - Hanford
199? - EMY-OMAHA / MSP-PDX-SLO
199? - E&N
199? - Big Trees and the other one
199? - BOS PHL-ATC-WDC-CHI-NO-CHI(detour)-EMY
199? - SLO-LAX-JAX-BOS-HFX-MTL-ALB-CHI-SAS-STL-KCY-LAX-SLO (documented)
199? SLO-PDX-CHI-NYP(3 sewers)-NFL-TOR-VAN (documented)
2001 - Switzerland (documented)












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