Domes To Reno
The California Zephyr Returns
railfan / TOURIST TOUR
APRIL 15-18, 2004
PHOTO ALBUM RECORD OF THIS OUTSTANDING TOUR (continued)
"PAPER TRAILS" from the Denver Post
Who: Mary and Gib Gardner of Old Snow mass
Where: Amtrak station, Emeryville, Calif.
Out and about: We rode a special reincarnation of the original Vista-Dome California Zephyr train, which ran from 1949 to 1970 between Chicago and Oakland via Denver and Salt Lake City on the Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific railroads. This splendid trip, from Reno to Emeryville on April 18, used seven of the passenger cars (coaches, sleepers, Vista-Dome lounges and observation, now privately owned) and one of the engines of the original California Zephyr.
Travel tip: Trains & Travel ( www.traintrips.biz ) of Portola, Calif., runs specialty tours and packages all over the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Alaska, South America and China. Even to a non-rail fan, these tours are informative, enjoyable and unique.
Colorado Timetable No. 7 & Colorado Timetable No. 6
From the July 2004 issue of CTC Board Railroad Illustrated
From Trains Magazine August 2004
2 photos and caption in Railfan & Railroad July 2004
This is an ad we ran in Reno Magazine.
From the March/April 2004 Western Railroader.
From the June 2004 Rocky Mountain Rail Report.
From the January-February 2004 The Headlight.