UP AC4400CW 7097 leads a detouring California Zephyr west under the coal chute in De Kalb.
An hour late out of Reno, Amtrak No. 5 the westbound California Zephyr, climbs uphill to the next stop in Truckee. From there the real work begins to gain the summit of the hill at Norden.
"Next Stop Omaha!" With a derailment on the BNSF in Iowa the California Zephyr had to find another way to get to Cali, (Well at least the first leg of it) After having a slight set back ... (more)
Amtrak No. 5 heads west out of Plainview, Colorado, just after exiting Tunnel 2 on the morning of May 14, 2017. The large fill the train is crossing over Bull Gulch was totally washed out by a hea... (more)
Snaking through the sinuous heart of Red Gorge along the Colorado River is Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, between Radium and Yarmony, Colorado, on November 7, 2012.
Amtrak 205 leads the California Zephyr west through Westmont.
As passengers head for boarding Amtrak’s California Zephyr, an original California Zephyr dome-observation “Silver Solarium” is seen on Track 4 at Denver Union Station and will soon to be added to... (more)
At Denver Union Station, an Amtrak electrician makes the head-end power connections between Amtrak’s California Zephyr and private cars “Silver Rapids” and “Silver Solarium” before departing westb... (more)
The outbound crew for Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr is tasked with the addition of two private cars on the back of the train before departure at Denver, Colorado, on February 5, 2018. The c... (more)
Following the Colorado River westbound, Amtrak’s California Zephyr passes through Yarmony, Colorado, on the sunny afternoon of June 26, 2003.
The California Zephyr makes it's evening trek across southern Iowa. Here the train is about 20 miles west of Burlington, with Mount Pleasant as the next station stop in 15 miles. The small town of... (more)
Amtrak’s California Zephyr climbs the front range of the Rocky Mountains between Rocky and Clay, Colorado, led by GE P40DC No. 821 on September 16, 2014.
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Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr crosses South Boulder east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on a wintery March 28, 2016. Trailing lead GE P42DC No. 81 is “phase III heritage” P40DC No. 822.