Amtrak Train #5 exits the Moffat Tunnel
A couple of hours late, Amtrak 6speds through Hazen.
The eastbound California Zephyr, running on time, on the former D&RG's Dotsero cutoff, alongside the Colorado River. In a mile or two it will pass its westbound counterpart, also on time.
The Zephyr rounds a bend on the water front in Pinole.
It was Amtrak's first winter on Donner Pass. The biggest change had been SP FP7 units displacing the newer SDP45's on the trans Sierra and Overland run. In this shot the San Francisco Zephyr is ap... (more)
Due to the Nixon gas shortage, I was not able to get a lot of photos of the E-units while they were on the Zephyr but I did get this as the train passes thru Emigrant Gap and out onto Smart Ridge.... (more)
With Donner Pass now behind it, the eastbound California Zephyr speeds through Verdi, on the way to its next stop of Reno.
Amtrak 6 with FP7 113 added between Oakland and Sparks, an SP requirement during adverse weather. Photo at Yuba Gap.
As the cold night begins to set in, #6 heads east from the station stop at Princeton over 4 hours late.
The eastbound California Zephyr makes its way along the Carquinez Straight east of Crockett. Nikon D70, 18-70mm.
Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr winds its way along the Truckee River on the east side of Donner Pass.
Amtrak 194 sits in Omaha, NE, with two key landmarks in the background: the Woodman Insurance building and Omaha's tallest building, the First National Bank building.
Amtrak's California Zephyr charges east through Salt Lake Valley alfalfa fields.
Amtrak's California Zephyr #6 was running about six hours late into SLC on July 23rd due to heat related speed restrictions. Here the 14 car train heads east through West Garfield with Kennecott's... (more)