California Zephyr

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These photos were made on a trip from Chicago to Oakland in June, 1968.


Here the train is arriving in Denver, running through the
wash track before backing into Union Station. Backing
in we passed the stored Texas Zephyr equipment, then
stopped next to what would be our Rio Grande power.


Silver Penthouse was the tail car of this Zephyr. Included in the consist
was a UP 11 Bedroom sleeper.

Leaving Denver it's not long before the train is climbing
into the mountains on the Denver & Rio Grande Western.


Continuing the climb into the Rockies...


After tunneling away from the mountain face, this is the view.


Further along the mountain route...


Mid-afternoon finds the servicing stop at Grand Junction, Colorado
and a chance to take photos from outside the train.

Following Grand Junction, the shots are the next morning, on the Western Pacific.


Further along the WP route in Utah and California.


Nearing Sacramento, CA, we pass the the eastbound Zephyr


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