A 3 hour late Amtrak #5, the California Zephyr, has finally reached my location at the west end of Glenwood Canyon and is slowing to take the siding at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The Depot is dea... (more)
Chasing the California Zephyr is an endurance test - it doesn't provide many opportunities to leisurely scope out vantage points and get ahead of the train. Climbing quickly to get into position, ... (more)
Dwarfed by its surroundings, Amtrak Train 5, the California Zephyr, works its way west through the confines of Gore Canyon, Colorado.
The California Zephyr alongside the Colorado River and mountains.
The California Zephyr passes some waving rafters on the Colorado River.
The California Zephyr, the Colorado River, mountains and blue sky.
The California Zephyr is the one and only train that serves this popular tourist destination, and this one has been doing so for far longer than Amtrak's existence. The eastbound and westbound hav... (more)
The California Zephyr is the one and only train that serves this popular tourist destination, and this one has been doing so for far longer than Amtrak's existence. A customer is being waited on b... (more)
The California Zephyr is arriving Glenwood Springs with the Colorado River off to the side, and the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool on the other bank.
This is by no means an easy shot to pull off. I owe all the credit to my driver, Davis. We're deep in Glenwood Canyon on a highway with no shoulder to pull off and few exists to circle back aroun... (more)
Amtrak P42DCs 147 and 180 are in charge of Amtrak #5, the westbound California Zephyr, as the train makes a station stop in Galesburg, Illinois.
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr climbs toward Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on January 14, 2006.
The California Zephyr hugs the Colorado River west of McCoy.
The California Zephyr snakes along the Colorado River past mountains that dwarf the train and rafters enjoying nature.