The California Zephyr

The ( Amtrak ) California Zephyr   Travels from Chicago Illinois westward to Emeryville California ,daily and also in the opposite direction:  The journey takes  51 hours 20 minutes (Officially) to cover the  2,438 mi (3,924 km)Journey. during which it passes through 7 states Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California. .It is my personal favorite route,  it travels through the Rocky mountain and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges where there are many spectacular and beautiful views , some places like Gore canyon  and Ruby canyon are rarely seen apart from by the train, and by the rafters that see it from a different perspective… Thanks to all the photographers that have posted photos for this site on Flickr –  Hope you enjoy the images ….. Steve

Click on one of the following station links to view photographs from contributing Flickr Members

The Following links in BOLD text are stations and the links in Italics are places of interest or natural beauty along the route…..

Chicago *  Naperville * Princeton * Galesburg * Burlington * Mount Pleasant * Ottumwa * Osceola * Creston * Omaha *  Lincoln *  Hastings * Holdrege *    Mc.Cook *  Fort Morgan *  Denver Union Station *    Big 10 curves *  Moffat tunnel to Denver *  Fraser *  Tabernash * Granby * Hot sulphur springs * Byers_canyon * Kremmling * Gore canyonState bridgeBond * Red canyon *  Dotsero * Glenwood canyon Glenwood springs * New Castle * Rifle * Parachute * Book cliffs * Grand  Junction * Mack * Ruby canyon * Cisco * Thompson Green river Price * Helper * Castle gate * Soldier summit * Provo * Salt Lake City * Elko * Winnemucca * Reno * Truckee Emigrant gap * Gold run * Colfax Auburn * Roseville * Sacramento * Davis * Suisun Fairfield * Suisun bay Martinez * Emeryville

To view other covered Routes Click on a Link  Below

The Pacific  Surfliner  *  The Empire Builder * The Southwest Chief

 The  Coast Starlight *  The Texas Eagle * The California Zephyr

AMTRAK TOP SHOTS  This is a collection of around 1700 of the best images i have found of Amtrak trains and stations.. I have invited these photos from individual photographers on Flickr …. There are some fine Images  in here if you have time to look :With Thanks Loco Steve….

( I would like to point out that this is a personal project and has no affiliation with Amtrak or Flickr.Although .. I do Like Riding Amtrak Trains and spend lots of time on Flickr … The linked groups were all started and managed by myself and i have contributed to most of the groups myself with the exception of Amtrak Top Shots …..  I hope you all enjoy the photos .. The main reason for these pages is for people to have a visual image collection  –  where they can find where they took photos from ‘ If they have forgotten ‘ – Or to relive their trips – or to see where they might like to go and visit..  There may be more groups in the future but it has taken two years to get this together  )


4 Responses to The California Zephyr

  1. I am impressed with this site, really I am a fan .

  2. Greg Bishop says:

    This is awesome. I’m retired, and have thought about riding the trains around the country; what I’ve seen so far on this and your Flickr is a real ‘kick-in-the-butt’ to make me do it! I hope to find some ideas here on the best way to get started. I will be doing the California routes, and the California Zephyr…. now off to your Flickr photostream (thanks for the invite 🙂

    • Loco Steve says:

      Thanks for stopping by Greg I hope you enjoy the photos I think The California Zephyr is my Favorite . All the routes i have covered so far are the double level trains which in my opinion are better , You are sure to enjoy the ride Thanks Steve..

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