Racing alongside Stanley Blvd. just outside of Livermore with a steam generator car directly behind the locomotives. The now abandoned SP line thru Niles Canyon to the West and Altamont to the East is to the left of the train. As with so much of California, the open spaces are gone.
Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific joined forces to run one of the most beautiful and innovative trains in the country, the California Zephyr. It ran from 1949-1970 but was widely recognized as one of the premiere trains in the West.