The Rio Grande units have been removed and Western Pacific locomotives are being placed on the head end of the last Westbound California Zephyr to depart Salt Lake City for Oakland.
The California Zephyr has arrived in Salt Lake from the West on the Western Pacific. The locomotives have been changed (the inbound WP units are to the left) and the train is now on the Rio Grande... (more)
Western Pacific 804D with the Eastbound Zephyr at now daylighted tunnel 3 in Altamont Pass
Amtrak's EB California Zephyr is just east of Truckee heading to Chicago....
Westbound California Zephyr meets a Capitol at Sacramento's station.
Cab view from WP 806-A on our return westbound trip over Donner Pass as we approach Shed 47.
Being stopped at a stop signal at Shed 47 allowed for a quick photo of our train on the return westbound trip.
WP 806-A sits at Sparks, NV with the Trains Unlimited/Amtrak special "California Zephyr"
Approaching the signal and crossover at Floriston, CA at UP milepost 219.8 as seen from the cab of WP 806-A leading the California Zephyr.
WP 805-A (left) belonging to the Feather River Rail Society sits with a WP caboose at Sparks, NV with WP 806-A leading the California Zephyr (right).
Engineer Phil Gosney revs up the rebuilt covered wagon (still cold from the night) and manages to get in a wave! This is the Trains Unlimited/Amtrak sponsored recreation of the CA Zephyr traveling... (more)
The Trains Unlimited/Amtrak sponsored recreation of the CA Zephyr is ready to depart the West Oakland Coach Yard for the trip east over Donner to Sparks, NV!