William Ripley Dorr, a resident of Palos Verdes Estates, California, was a confirmed rail fan. He was a member of the Railway
Club of Southern California, the Railway Historical Society of San Diego, the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Railway and Locomotive
Historical Society, Inc., the California Nevada Railroad Historical Society, and the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association.
Dorr participated in some 28 rail fan excursions. Most of these were in California but some took him as far away as Alaska,
Chicago, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona, from 1948 to 1963, to visit and ride on restored and operating trains.
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