Around the World.
It was more than coincidence that my first train chasing trips outside of the U.S. coincided with the impending abandonment of the Rio Grande narrow gauge. With the Rio Grande narrow gauge disappearing, in 1967 I headed to Mexico. And Mexico easily led to Guatemala and El Salvador, and on to South America....and the world.
The decade of the 1970's was the Latin American Steam decade for me. From 1970 to 1980 George Werner and I operated "Central American Rail Tours" and ran more or less annual steam tours in Guatemala and Central America, and a few more ambitious trips to South America.
Then family and career took precendence, and I discovered North American diesels, and except for a trip to chase steam in South Africa in 1985 I stayed close to home.
Starting in 1995 my job took me to Europe and I spent many weekends riding trains in Switzerland or chasing steam in the Harz mountains of Germany.
In 2000 I retired and almost immediately headed for China to chase the last of act of mainline steam, as well as some fascinating narrow gauge lines. And as my retirement continues I have continued to travel, so hard to tell what might still be added to this album.