Amtrak 6 descends from Tunnel 1 in the evening sunlight running about 30 minutes late.
On March 5, 2012, Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr is eastbound through the barren desert landscape at Solitude, Utah. Apparently the locomotive recently hit some livestock on the engineer’s ... (more)
Bending around a gentle curve along the meandering Colorado River is Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, west of Radium, Colorado, on November 7, 2012. The train has just exited Red Gor... (more)
Fog begins to lift as the California Zephyr makes a steady climb threading through the numerous tunnels of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains after leaving Denver.
In a heavy rain, Amtrak No. 5, the San Francisco Zephyr, makes its way through the curves at Yuba Gab. Note that the track the train is on--which runs around the tunnel--is no longer there.
Passengers on this westbound California Zephyr have lucked out with bluebird skies and peak fall colors as they leave Fraser, heading for perhaps the most scenic portion of the route as they follo... (more)
Sleeping car passengers have their cameras at the ready as the westbound California Zephyr climbs into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and over Donner Pass.
Amtrak #6 rounds the curve in Alta, CA on a warm summer afternoon.
Early afternoon Amtrak #6, the California Zephyr, climbs the grade between Penryn, CA and Newcastle, CA on the number 2 track on a perfect winter day.
Rounding the reverse curve in Alta and throttling back up on the grade after receiving a clear signal is Amtrak #6 on a cold afternoon in the Sierras. The snow is beginning to melt and the red cla... (more)
Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, climbs Cedar Hill at Cedar, Utah, on the morning of May 10, 2006.
Amtrak #5 threads thru Tunnel 29 in the Colorado Rockies. A close look will reveal a few patches of snow from a storm that dropped 20+ inches of snow on this spot, less than a week before....
Deep in the Tunnel District between Plainview and Crescent, Colorado, Amtrak’s eastbound California Zephyr threads through Tunnel 15 on May 14, 2017.
Amtrak No. 5 heads west out of Plainview, Colorado, on the morning of May 14, 2017. The train is passing through Tunnel 3 in a series of tunnels that penetrate the unique Flatiron rock formations,... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr threads through 75-foot Tunnel 29 east of Pinecliffe, Colorado, on the morning of May 13, 2017.