Amtrak's California Zephyr #6 emerges from the Thistle Tunnels, headed east toward Chicago. These tunnels and track realignment were the result of a massive mudslide the shut down the D&RGW mainli... (more)
Running nearly 90 minutes behind schedule at the crack of dawn, Amtrak's California Zephyr pulls east through the former ghost town of Mill Fork, Utah. Rio Grande built a trainorder depot, a side ... (more)
After a long difficult climb - for the photographers - we are rewarded with this view of the eastbound California Zephyr.
The scenery out here in the Utah desert is stark, and striking.
Running several hours behind schedule, Amtrak's California Zephyr glides east along the southern shore of the Great Salt near Burmester, Utah. This trackage was once part of Western Pacific Railro... (more)
Amtrak 6 pulls to a stop adjacent the former Rio Grande depot in Grand Junction as the head end crews swap and brief on the platform. Sitting adjacent in the west yard is the BNSF local power cons... (more)
Amtrak 6 rolls east on UP's former Rio Grande mainline in Palisade Colorado. She is passing the vineyards of Plum Creek Winery in the fertile Grand Valley as the flank of Mt. Garfield rises behin... (more)
On a gorgeous winter morning, the whistle of Amtrak's California Zephyr echos off the rugged Book Cliffs north of town. At right, a quad of UP EMD's (including D&RGW 5371) await service on the "Di... (more)
Amtraks CA Zephyr #6 is about 2 hours late when it flies by Parran siding at m.p. 312 on the UP's Nevada Sub. The sun has just peaked out from behind the clouds to give this nice dusk look to the ... (more)
The Big Ten Curve on a full moon night with its 270 degree route lit up by the eastbound California Zephyr heading for Denver.
Number 6 reflects the last light of the day as it nears Chicago.
Passengers on this 4-hour late California Zephyr are treated to a somewhat rare daylight trip across the former DRGW Soldier Summit route as the train makes its way toward Denver and points... (more)
A set of private cars tag along on the rear of #6. What a view they must have!
The inbound California Zephyr meets with a westbound intermodal at Eola.
UP 4793 has been added to the consist of the California Zephyr in anticipation of heavy snowfall further up the line.