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updated / added: July 26, 2017

Railfan-Reisen in USA & Kanada
In Zusammenarbeit mit den American Railroadfans bietet Maya Travel Inn seit 1999 Railfan Reisen in einem ausgezeichneten Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis an und unterscheidet sich von anderen Anbietern durch hohe Flexibilität, indem Sie mit dem Mietwagen unterwegs sind.
Fragen Sie nach dem neusten Programm direkt bei:  Maya Travel Inn, 8142 Uitikon-Waldegg
Tel: 044-491-4100, mti@mti.ch  http://www.mti.ch

 

Colorado Rundreise Herbst 2017
Freitag 15. bis Samstag 30. September 2017
   
Colorado Narrow Gauge Circle sFr. 4418.- inkl. Taxen (im Doppelzimmer)
Details der Reise:  http://www.mti.ch/reisen.html?pid=&sid=88
Maya Travel Inn und American Railroadfans in Switzerland.

 

US-Einreise - neuer Fragebogen im Internet.
Alle USA-Reisenden ohne Visum müssen mind. 3 Tage vor Abflug im Internet einen Fragebogen ausfüllen und einreichen.
Infos dazu (American Embassy):
hier klicken

Hier ist der Direktlink zum Formular:  https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/  (oben rechts kann die Sprache gewählt werden)

Weiterführende Infos zum Ausfüllen des ESTA-Formulars:  http://www.estaformular.org/

 

Aktuelle Infos zum Zürich Airport:  https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/

Bei Swiss gilt ein neues Gepäckkonzept für Eco-Passagiere in die USA.
Nur noch 1 Koffer mit 23 kg ist gratis. Ein zweiter Koffer kostet sFr. 90.- pro Flug (retour sFr. 180.-).

 

Auf diesen Links finden Sie Infos zu interessanten USA und Kanada Railtrips, sowie Turistenbahnen & Museen.
Lots of Links with Infos and Data for USA and Canadian Railtrips incl. Tourist Trains and Museums

Staat/State Ort/Town/Location Name (Gesellschaft)/Railroad Name Homepage/Website
Canada Kanada VIA Rail (Personenfernverkehr) http://www.viarail.ca
Canada West Kanada Rocky Mountaineer Railtours http://www.rockymountaineer.com/en/
Canada Sault Ste. Marie Algoma Central Railway http://www.agawatrain.com/
USA USA Amtrak (Personenfernverkehr https://www.amtrak.com/home
USA USA America by Rail http://www.americabyrail.com/
Alaska Anchorage Alaska Railroad https://www.alaskarailroad.com/
Alaska Skagway White Pass & Yukon Route http://wpyr.com/
Arizona Clatkdale Verde Canyon Railroad http://verdecanyonrr.com/
Arizona Williams Grand Canyon Railroad http://www.thetrain.com/
California Barstow WARM, Western America Railroad Museum http://www.barstowrailmuseum.org/
California Felton Roaring Camp Railroads http://www.roaringcamp.com/
California Filmore Hollywood Movie Trains http://www.fwry-blog.com/
California Fish Camp Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad http://ymsprr.com/
California La Mesa Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum https://www.psrm.org/
California Los Angeles Metrolink (Commuter Service) http://www.metrolinktrains.com/
California Nappa Nappa Valley Wine Train http://winetrain.com/
California Oakdale Sierra Railroad (Dinner Trains) http://www.sierrarailroad.com/
California Portola Western Pacific RR Museum, Feather River http://www.wplives.org/
California Sacramento California State Railroad Museum https://www.californiarailroad.museum/
California Sacramento Sacramento River Train https://www.sacramentorivertrain.com/
California San Diego San Diego Model RR Museum (Balboa Park) http://www.sdmrm.org/#
California San Francisco Cable Car Museum http://www.cablecarmuseum.org/
California San Francisco Caltrain (Commuter Service) http://www.caltrain.com/
California San Francisco San Francisco Municipal Transportation http://sfmuni.com
California Willits (Fort Bragg) Skunk Train (California Wester RR) https://www.skunktrain.com/
Colorado Canon City Royal Gorge Route Railroad http://royalgorgeroute.com/
Colorado Chama Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad http://cumbrestoltec.com/
Colorado Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Railroad http://cripplecreekrailroad.com/
Colorado Denver Rocky Mountain RR Club http://www.rockymtnrrclub.org/
Colorado Durango Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge RR http://www.durangotrain.com/
Colorado Georgetown Georgetown Loop Railroad http://www.georgetownloop.com/
Colorado Golden Colorado Railroad Museum http://coloradorailroadmuseum.org/
Colorado Leadville Leadville, Colorad & Southern RR http://www.leadville-train.com/
Colorado Manitou Springs Manitou & Pike's Peak Railway http://www.cograilway.com/
DC Washington Smithsonian Institution http://www.si.edu/
Nebraska North Platte UP Golden Spike Tower & Bailey Yard http://goldenspiketower.com/
Florida Fort Myers Seminole Gulf Railway (Dinner Train) https://semgulf.com/
Florida Tampa Tampa & Ybor City Street Railway http://www.tecolinestreetcar.org/
Georgia Blue Ridge Blue Ridge Scenic Railway http://www.brscenic.com/
Georgia Cordele SAM Shortline http://www.samshortline.com/
Georgia Kennesaw Southern Museum of Locomotive History http://www.southernmuseum.org/
Illinois Monticello Monticello Railway Museum http://www.mrym.org/
Illinois Union Illinois Railway Museum http://www.irm.org/
Indiana Elkhart New York Central RR Museum http://www.nycrrmuseum.org
Indiana Noblessville Indiana Transportation Museum http://itm.org/
Maine Boothbay Boothbay Railway Village http://railwayvillage.org/
Maryland Cumberland Western Maryland Scenic Railroad http://wmsr.com/
Michigan Durand Michigan Railroad History Museum http://www.durandstation.org/
Missouri St. Louis Museum of Transportation http://transportmuseumassociation.org/
Montana Essex Izaak Walton Inn http://www.izaakwaltoninn.com/
New Hampshire Mount Washington Mount Washington Cog Railway http://www.thecog.com/
New Hampshire North Woodstock Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train http://www.cafelafayettedinnertrain.com/
New Jersey Ringoes Black River & Western Railroad http://www.brwrr.com/
New Mexico Santa Fe Santa Fe Southern Railway http://www.thetraininsantafe.com/
Nevada Ely Nevada Northern Railway http://www.nnry.com/
Ohio Peninsula Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad http://www.cvsr.com/
Pennsylvania Strasburg Strasburg Railroad and Musuem http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/
South Dakota Hill City 1880 Train - Black Hills Central RR http://www.1880train.com/
Tennessee Chattanooga Tennessee Valley Railroad http://www.tvrail.com/
Texas Austin Austin Steam Train Association http://www.austinsteamtrain.org/
Texas Dallas Age of Steam Railroad Museum http://www.museumoftheamericanrailroad.org/
Texas generell History Texas Railroad History http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/texas-railroad-history/
Utah Heber City Heber Valley Railroad https://hebervalleyrr.org/
Vermont Trains of Vermont Green Mountain Railroad http://www.rails-vt.com/
Vermont Thomaston Railroad Museum of New England http://www.rmne.org/
Washington Chehalis Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum http://steamtrainride.com/
Wisconsin Laona Camp Five Museum Lumberjack Special http://www.camp5museum.org/
Wisconsin North Freedom Mid-Continent Railway & Museum http://www.midcontinent.org/
West Virginia Cass Cass Scenic Railroad http://www.cassrailroad.com/
West Virginia Elkins Mountainrail (3 versch. Bahnen) http://mountainrailwv.com/
Wyoming Cheyenne Cheyenne Depot Museum http://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/
USA USA Steam Events Steam Central - Source for Steam Events http://steamcentral.com/
USA generell gute Links Info on "The First Transcontinental Railroad" http://trainhornsdelivered.com/trtrfitrra.html
USA generell gute Links Moving West: The History of the Transcontinental RR http://www.upack.com/moving-west-the-history-of-the-transcontinental-railroad
USA generell gute Links Moving West History of Transcontinental RR http://www.moverscorp.com/american_railroad_history/
USA History Seattle and the Great Northern Railway https://www.jumpshell.com/posts/seattle-great-northern-railway

 

 New 8/11/16: Infos of Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 transfer & Restoration
How UP 4014 is moving from the "Rail Giants" Museum in Pomona to the Metrolink Tracks and to Colton and over Cajon Pass by Gary G. Gray, Marc Fournier and Bruce H. Jones.  click here for photos

 

Ein Besuch am Cajon Pass ist immer lohnenswert und nur rund 1,5 Stunden von Los Angeles entfernt
The World of Cajon Pass

Here you can find several pages about this unique location in Southern California.
There are 9 pages about the construction of the 3rd Main Track over Cajon by BNSF.

Photos from the 70's - 2003, 2005 - 2016
Take a look - you will be impressed.

Updated weekly

4/04/08 Old T-2 EP w/BNSF EB on new track 524 Cajon Pass Main Page - click here 8/22/07 BNSF WB Ethanol Train w/Hill 582 - 7013

 

Der bekannte Tehachapi Loop und viele andere Destinationen machen California zum Railfan-Paradies
California Photo Gallery
Tehachapi, Barstow, Daggett and more
Southern California Mix, Winterail

Bonus - Planes, Cars and more

Photos by Werner Meer, Dave Crammer
Gary G. Gray, Andy Goodson, Marc Fournier, Bruce H. Jones, Robert Westover, Ryan Slaton,
Michael Frei, Eugen Haenseler

Take a look - you will be impressed

Updated weekly
San Diego Surfliner & Coaster at the depot 50302 See our Photo Gallery - click here BNSF EB entering Tunnel 9 and the Loop 30621

 

Railroad Companies USA & Canada
Amtrak (Passenger) http://www.amtrak.com
Alaska Railroad http://akrr.com
BNSF - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway http://bnsf.com
BNSF - Friends of the BNSF Railway (Official Site of BNSF) http://friendsofbnsf.com
CSX https://www.csx.com/
FEC - Florida East Coast http://www.feci.com/
Metrolink - Greater Los Angeles Area (Commuter Service) http://www.metrolinktrains.com/
MRL - Montana Rail Link http://www.montanarail.com/
New Mexico Rail Runner (Commuter Service) http://www.nmrailrunner.com/
NS - Norfolk Southern http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en.html
UP - Union Pacific Railroad http://www.up.com/index.htm
Union Pacific Golden Spike Tower in North Platte, NE (Bailey Yard) http://goldenspiketower.com/
Union Pacific 4-8-4 # 833 was moved on the road in 1999 http://southern.railfan.net/flat/833/road-well.html
White Pass and Yukon Route Railway http://wpyr.com/
Canada: VIA Rail (Passenger) http://www.viarail.ca/en
Canada: CN - Canadia National http://www.cn.ca/
Canada: CP - Canadian Pacific http://www.cpr.ca/en
EMD - Electro Motive Diesel - Progress Rail (A Caterpillar Company) http://www.progressrail.com/
GE - General Electric Transportation Company http://www.getransportation.com/
Bombardier Transportation http://www.bombardier.com/en/home.html
Website for the Railway Industry http://www.railway-technology.com/

 

Nice places to see (Restaurants, Motels, Shopping)

Staat/State Ort/Town/Location Beschreibung/Description Homepage/Website
California diverse Southern California Car Shows http://www.socalcarculture.com/
California Glendora, Food Legends Classic Diner, 1155 East Route 66 http://www.legendsclassicdiner.com/
California Los Angeles LAX Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd. http://www.theproudbird.com
USA diverse Food Burger King (Fast Food) http://www.bk.com/
USA diverse Food Denny's Family Restaurant https://www.dennys.com/
USA diverse Food McDonald's (Fast Food) https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us.html
USA diverse Food Subway (Fast Food) http://www.subway.com/en-us
USA diverse Food Wendy's (Fast Food) https://www.wendys.com/
USA diverse Lodging Best Western Motel http://www.bestwestern.com/ 
USA diverse Lodging Days Inn Motel http://www.daysinn.com
USA diverse Lodging Motel 6 https://www.motel6.com/#/home
USA diverse Lodging Super 8 Motel http://www.super8.com
USA diverse Lodging Travelodge Motel http://www.travelodge.com
USA diverse Shop K Mart (Department Store) http://www.kmart.com
USA diverse Shop Target (Department Store) http://www.target.com 
USA diverse Shop Walmart (Department Store) https://www.walmart.com/

 

More Infos about the USA (also in German/auch auf Deutsch)

Staat/Gegend Beschreibung Homepage/Website
Switzerland US Embassy in Bern (for general Infos) https://ch.usembassy.gov/
Switzerland Visit USA http://www.vusa.ch/
USA Discover America, US Travel Association (Sprache wählen) http://www.visittheusa.com/
USA Visumusa gibt viele Informationen zum Thema Visum für die USA http://www.visumusa.net/
USA Dertour mit eine Fülle von Infos für US-Reisen http://www.dertour.de/fernreisen/nordamerika/
USA/Canada North America Travelhouse inkl. Infos von Amtrak und VIA Rail http://www.crd.de/
USA(Canada deutsche Seite über Amtrak (USA) und VIA (Canada) von CRD http://www.trainmaster.ch/XCV-railplanner.pdf
USA deutsche Seite: America Journal mit vielen Infos http://www.americajournal.de/
USA deutsche Seite: USA virtuell abgebildet (4000 Seiten) http://www.magazinusa.com/
California deutsche Seite mit vielen Infos zu Kalifornien http://www.visitcalifornia.com/de
Südwesten deutsche Seite über den Südwesten der USA http://www.usa-reporter.com/reporter/
Tennessee deutsche Seite inkl. Nashville, Memphis & Railroads http://www.tennessee.de/
USA viele Tipps & Ratschläge für Auslandpraktikum by Vanessa Schottler http://www.auslandspraktikum-ratgeber.com/
USA/World sehr gute Infos mit Blog: Work and Travel http://www.work-and-travel.co/
USA/World Ratgeber und viele Infos zu Arbeit & Reisen in USA (auch weltweit) http://www.work-and-travel-weltweit.de/
USA Infos für Sprachreisen in die USA http://www.sprachreisen.info/Sprachreisen-USA.php
USA Studenten Visum für die USA - Tipps und Tricks by Hanna Lose http://www.studying-in-us.org/de/visum-usa-und-einreisebestimmungen/

 

hier finden Sie 350 weitere Links über die US-Eisenbahnszene (Infos, Fotos und mehr)
we have approx. 350 additional links about the US-Railroad Szene (Infos. Photos and more)
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