The westbound California Zephyr has just come out of Big Ten and passed by Clay siding on its way to Tunnel 1 and the climb up the Front Range out of Denver.
Amtrak 398 exits the west portal of the Moffat Tunnel.
On the fill West of Applegate which takes the #1 track which passes thru the tunnel under the fill.
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)
Rio Grande eastbound California Zephyr behind PA1 6001, PB-1 6002 and PA-1 6003 at Glenwood Canyon on August 23, 1958. Photo from my slide collection, no photographer listed on slide.
Heading east to go west, the California Zephyr leaves Rocky and heads toward Big 10 curve on the beginning of its Front Range climb out of Denver. The cut in the hill above is Clay siding.
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.
The westbound California Zephyr is about to enter the east portal of the Moffat Tunnel.
Rio Grande #6001 Alco PA1+PB1+PA1 are in charge of the 'California Zephyr' at Grand Junction, Colorado. Both east and westbound were fueled and watered at facilities on either end of the depot p... (more)
From my grandfather, Eugene Diller's, collection. The westbound Zephyr slows for a station stop at Glenwood Springs.
The California Zephyr scoots out of Burlington after a short station stop.
Happier times: Crowds watch the eastbound California Zephyr slow to a stop at Niles.
5 domes, just like the god of railroads created it. 4 coaches and the obs.
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>