CHICAGO! The Southwest Chief departs promptly at 2pm led by heritage P42 #156, while a true Chicago veteran watches from the Amtrak yard. IC 100 was awaiting its return to CN after participating... (more)
Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, climbs through a snowy Crescent, Colorado, on March 19, 1998.
A late-arriving #5, Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr, pulls into the attractive Glenwood Springs depot which houses a very nice railroad museum. A loaded UP coal train waits to depart on the 2... (more)
Currently running on former Milwaukee Road rails, the outbound California Zephyr (#5) heads out of Chicago, preparing to jump on the former CNW, just east of A-2. BNSF track work has forced a deto... (more)
#5 is only beginning its trip to California, as it passes the BNSF's Eola Yard.
Amtrak's westbound California Zephyr highballs for its next stop at Galesburg with the Phase III Heritage 145 leading the way.
A bird's eye view of the Amtrak Chicago Yard (left) and Metra Coachyard (right). The 1/8/12 edition of the California Zephyr backs into Union Station prior to its departure, while the S... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr number 5 speeds past Berkeley's Amtrak station doing a good 70 miles per hour!
It's Amtrak's turn as #5 rolls west.
Amtrak Phase IV Heritage Unit 184 leads the westbound California Zephyr towards the bridge over the American River into downtown Sacramento, passing by the disconnected Johnston lead siding.
Amtrak # 5 winds through Pinole right on time.
Running about three hours behind schedule, Amtrak 44 leads a westbound California Zephyr down the Dotsero Cut-Off along the scenic Colorado River.
An ontime California Zephyr rolls West along the San Pablo Bay, only half an hour from its final destination of Emeryville.
Westbound Zepher exits one of many tunnels on Donner Pass.
After running around a stalled Z train east of Soda Springs, Amtrak 5 is again on its way west. AMTK 190 has just blasted out of Tunnel 36 and is about to head into tunnel 35. The old right of way... (more)