Minutes after the sun went away, running over eight and a half hours late, Amtrak #5, the California Zephyr climbs the 2% grade through Coal Creek Canyon up towards Tunnel #1.
Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, cruises downgrade through Clay, Colorado, on the afternoon of August 18, 2010. Waiting down below at Rocky siding for the passenger train’s passing i... (more)
The calendar says spring, but the weather says winter at Crescent, Colorado, on April 23, 1999. Amtrak No. 5, the California Zephyr, climbs the Front Range of the Rockies through a snowy wonderlan... (more)
About to enter Tunnel 39 and Little Gore Canyon, Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, is west of Azure, Colorado, along the Colorado River on August 20, 2014.
Approaching Big 10 Curve is Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, west of Rocky, Colorado, on October 11, 1999. Powering the train are GE P42DC Nos. 30 and 67, with EMD F40PH No. 259 thro... (more)
Stainless steel smile Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, curves into a smile as seen from high above Tunnel 40 in Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on August 21, 2... (more)
The crew secures a cable knocked lose by snow and ice. Photo taken with permission and necessary PPE.
Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, has just exited 294-foot Tunnel 39 and is now threading 63-foot Tunnel 40 in the heart of Little Gore Canyon between Azure and Radium, Colorado, on t... (more)
Amtrak’s “Phase I Heritage” locomotive, GE P42DC No. 156, pilots the eastbound California Zephyr around Big 10 Curve west of Rocky, Colorado, on the afternoon of June 1, 2014. Nice, clean air prov... (more)
Early morning light catches the eastbound California Zepher as it races east of Helper.
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr leaves Rocky, Colorado, while climbing the 2% grades up the Front Range on August 26, 2013.
California Zephyr will soon starts its descent towards Helper, UT. This day he couldn't keep the schedule, delay was about 120 minutes. On the upside, no more shadows were visible on the tracks, o... (more)
Led by GE P42DC No. 156 in Phase I paint, Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, drops downgrade through Eisele (formerly Clay), Colorado, late on the afternoon of June 1, 2014.
Passengers wait to board the California Zephyr on a cold winter night.