Kev’s Travel Log

by Kev
South Shore Line

Travels with Kev’s Travel Log

There is more information about my travels, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Amtrak Miles 2012-today

Amtrak Travel

  • Miles: 108,910
  • Trains: 643
  • Average miles per trip: 168.9

Travel mileage breakdown per year

2019

Gayle and I

Gayle and I at Raleigh Union Station

Total Train Miles

  • Miles: 5,779.2
  • Trains: 42
  • Average trip: 128.8

Amtrak

  • Miles: 4,738
  • Trains: 20
  • Average trip: 223.1

Metra

  • Miles: 1,037.6
  • Trains: 20
  • Average miles per trip: 51.8

Omaha Zoo Railroad

  • Miles: 3.6 miles
  • Trains: 2
  • Average miles per trips: 1.8

2018

CUS Enterance

Outside entrance to Chicago Union Station’s Great Hall

Amtrak

  • Miles: 76
  • Trains: 11,439
  • Average miles per trip: 150

Metra+

  • Miles: 1,829
  • Trains: 43
  • Average miles per trip:

2017

Amtrak

  • Miles: 21,690
  • Trains: 128
  • Average miles per trip: 169

Metra

  • Miles: 693
  • Trains: 14
  • Average miles per trip: 49.5

2016

Metra Locomotive

A Metra train is waiting for passengers at Chicago Union Station.

Amtrak

  • Miles: 22,804
  • Trains: 136
  • Average miles per trip: 168

Metra

  • Miles: 891
  • Trains: 106
  • Average miles per trip: 49.5

2015

Amtrak

  • Miles: 18,182
  • Trains: 106
  • Average miles per trip:  172

2014

Meet-up

My first meet=up with a Travel with Kev fan, Alex

Amtrak

  • Miles: 15,959
  • Trains: 100
  • Average miles per trip: 160

2013

Amtrak

  • Miles: 13,594
  • Trains: 69
  • Average miles per trip: 197

2012

Amtrak

  • Miles: 504
  • Trains: 8
  • Average miles per trip: 63
Washington (DC) Union Station Great Hall

Washington (DC) Union Station Great Hall

Why The Log

For fun,  I started keeping a travel log, and it was just for my Amtrak travel. Later on, I started keeping track of other trains like Metra, too bad I didn’t keep track at the beginning. I do ride other railroads like the South Shore Line, but sadly, mileage information is not always easy to gather. Off the top of my head,

Oh yeah, my airline miles didn’t make this list because I forgot. Hey, this is just for fun anyway

The intent of this page is not as a brag page, but as an accountability page for you to see that I have the miles behind me to give advice. Plus I love numbers, and it is fun.

The Amtrak Miles And What They Include

My Amtrak milage covers a cross-section of the Amtrak’s system, although many miles on the Amtrak Midwest Corridor. The miles include all but one of Amtrak’s long-distance train, the Auto Train, (and that train it is on the bucket list).  Besides the Midwest Corridor and long-distance trains, my miles also include corridor trains in California and the Northeast Corridor. While traveling all those miles, I used most of Amtrak’s accommodations offerings, including coach and business class, roomettes, and bedrooms. Sadly, I have yet to ride Amtrak Acela or the equipment on the Cascades.

South Shore Line

The South Shore Line in Michigan City, IN

What transportation I did not include in the travel log

Regionals

Like I said before, this log does include my rides on the South Shore Line because I could not find milage. Nor other regions railroads such as SEPTA, or short-run lines such as streetcars or subways.

Busses

I did not keep track of my bus trips because like above the information is not always accessible. My bus travels include Amtrak Connecting Bus Service (both actual connecting bus (Amtrak leasing the busses) and tickets for bus other bus lines on my Amtrak ticket), Amtrak train substitute bus (this was due to flooding in Louisiana), and Megabus.

How I keep track

I use an Excell sheet to keep track of all of my miles; it is pretty dorky, I mean it is color-coded for so at a glance I know what trains are regionals, long haul trains, and the Hiawatha. At times it can get complicated, but I love numbers, and I find keeping track of this information fun and a sense of achievement.

If you are interested in joining the fun check out this page to find out where else you can find me.

Safe Travels!

Kev

If you are interested in traveling on Amtrak, check out this page, or if you have questions, please reach out, here is how.

You may also like

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

%d bloggers like this: