Category Archives: Trains

Pros and Cons of the CA Zephyr

With so many travel choices available, what are the pros and cons of the California Zephyr? My friends and family, some of whom think of train travel as being very nineteenth century, keep asking me why I buy tickets on Amtrak instead of gas for my car to make the same trip. Here’s what I enjoy […]

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Route of the CA Zephyr

The route of the CA Zephyr runs between Chicago and San Francisco and takes the passenger across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. It’s a trip to open your eyes about the splendors of America. When you board the California Zephyr at 2 PM in Chicago (Eastern time), you get to see a lot […]

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Mid-Route on the CA Zephyr

I’m mid-route on the CA Zephyr, with the scent of fresh rain behind me. I frequent a particular stretch of this Amtrak line to visit friends and family, and I know the rain is not an ordinary happening for a Fourth of July weekend in this arid town. For weeks blistering heat has kept the […]

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