D&RGW train 17, the California Zephyr, is seen near Cliff Colorado in the 1960s. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
The next to last Western Pacific "California Zephyr" is ready to head West from Salt Lake City.
The 805-D is on the point of the westbound California Zephyr as it zooms by at Magna, Utah near Salt Lake City. Photo from my slide collection, photographer's name unknown.
Rio Grande eastbound California Zephyr behind PA1 6001, PB-1 6002 and PA-1 6003 near Glenwood Springs, Colorado on July 18, 1951. Rio Grande PA's carried this silver and orange paint from late 194... (more)
Still the Silver Lady and the favorite of passengers after almost two decades, on January 30, 1966, Train 17, the California Zephyr, cruises westward at Rollins, 42 miles out of Denver and 8 miles... (more)
One of the most favorite passenger trains, the California Zephyr, exits the first of 28 tunnels at Plainview, Colo. before it reaches the big one under the continental divide — the 6.2-mile long... (more)
The D&RGW has added a dome of its own (which came from the C&O) and with five F units, Train 17 California Zephyr leaves Denver Union Terminal headed through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Th... (more)
Two CB&Q E units lead the California Zephyr out of Chicago on Oct. 8, 1968. Stainless steel adorns the sides of 9969 and partner. The Zephyr would not last until Amtrak’s birth.
The California Zephyr eases to a stop on 3rd Street, ending its 2,525 mile journey as families await the arrival of loved ones, excited children and other bystanders watch the event, most of them ... (more)
In a view from California highway 70, the westbound 16-car California Zephyr wraps around the hill at James, a few miles short of Oroville, where a crew and power change will take place.
The eastbound California Zephyr crosses the Colorado River as it slows for a station stop at Glenwood Springs.
From my grandfather, Eugene Diller's, collection. The westbound Zephyr slows for a station stop at Glenwood Springs.
Happier times: Crowds watch the eastbound California Zephyr slow to a stop at Niles.
John rode the CZ and quickly got off to go to the front and snap this photo. To see other views of that trip, click here>
The California Zephyr, "The Silver Lady" is late this early June morning as she rushes toward Soldier Summit. #5574 is not often seen on the point, but it has the entire train stretched out, and ... (more)