An ontime #5 battles up the backside of Donner Pass, nearing the California border after departing Reno.
Amtrak California Zephyr slows down as it rounds the curve at Colfax.
The first snowfall of the 2010 snow season pretties up Eder, while the Westbound Zephyr barks towards the summit of Donner Pass. In just a few hours, this shot will be unaccessible without the hel... (more)
A tardy #5 blasts through the snow through the small hamlet of Gold Run.
7,400 feet high in the heart of the Rocky Mountains on a classic Colorado fall afternoon, the California Zephyr continues its journey westward. The high peaks of the Continental Divide are seen in... (more)
Amtrak P42 18 passes under the new and old signal bridges at East Naperville as it pulls in for a station stop.
AMTK 97 (YESHIR!) continues to claw its way up the East slope of the Sierra Nevadas and Donner Pass, only about a mile from the 7,000 foot summit.
Hopefully the passengers onboard #5 enjoy the sunset over the San Pablo Bay, all while gathering their belongings for the final stop, Emeryville, which comes in 20 minutes.
Looking a lot like a Christmas card, the 1 spot leads the Westbound California Zephyr through a snowy Winter Wonderland on Donner Pass.
Over a foot of heavy and wet snow clings to the granite of Donner Pass, while Amtrak 5 gently and quietly exits Tunnel 35 on its way down the mountain.
Roadwork on Interstate 80 continues and drivers head up and down the pass, while Amtrak #5 glides downgrade through Emigrant Gap.
The California Zephyr crosses the Colorado River westbound thru fall color and the canyon landscape typical to the western slope of Colorado.
Like the 60's... The California Zephyr is in the Feather River Canyon! This modern CZ is led by two of GE's finest P42DC's, with Superliners behind, heading West at the famous double bridge... (more)
The California Zepher is rolling into Princeton under one of the soon to be replaced classic signal bridges along the Mendota.
On a spectacular September afternoon, the California Zephyr arrives into Emeryville after its near three day journey from Chicago.