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As it travels through the mountains and plains of the West, the California Zephyr is a track star
Wrong. I think these sights are best viewed by rail, not road. That’s why I decided to ride Amtrak's California Zephyr from Denver to San Francisco. At several points along a route that carried me 1,260 miles, the rails deviate far from ribbons of.

Breezing along on the California Zephyr
I am NOT riding on The City of New Orleans. Since nobody ever wrote a hit song about The California Zephyr, I had to borrow some vintage Arlo Guthrie lyrics to get into proper train travel mode. Yes, I’m riding the rails this time, headed west out of.

‘Death puts a pall on visitors’: California wine country wonders when tourists will return
But experts say the deadliest set of wildfires in California history could prove particularly challenging for tourism promoters. “Death puts a pall on visitors,” said Carl Ribaudo, a travel and tourism consultant in South Lake Tahoe. “How am I going.

The Latest: New blaze threatens Northern California
Authorities say a new blaze is threatening homes near a Northern California city already battling unforgiving wildfires. Santa Rosa Police Sgt. Summer Black says flames began coming over a ridge shortly after 11 p.m. Monday in an area bordering Oakmont and.

A train ride that offers Americana snapshots could end with proposed federal budget cuts
Jodi Becker, first-time rider The California Zephyr service began in 1983. At full capacity, the train can carry some 300 passengers and travel as fast as 79 mph ... passengers are told by the tour guide. The cliffs take on layers of colors, green.

California Zephyr Derails Again
The California Zephyr train No. 6, which left Emeryville in Northern California on Wednesday, has derailed west of Benkelman, Neb., Amtrak officials said. The train runs between California and Chicago. It was carrying 175 passengers when it hit a piece of.

Scenic historic route for California Zephyr train
The journey east on Amtrak's California Zephyr train is as good ... a much better experience than air travel (no airport security either), which is often crowded and uncomfortable. During the 2012 fiscal year, the Zephyr's ridership increased to 376,459.

Zephyr train offers scenic historic route
The journey east on Amtrak’s California ... Zephyr’s departure point on the 236-mile journey to Reno. The train wasn’t packed, which meant we could occupy a few extra seats, spread out and relax. This made for a much better experience than air travel.

Amtrak’s California Zephyr, a window on America by rail
Andrew Patterson and Maxwell Patterson, 1 1/2 years old, enjoy their sleeper room as they ride Amtrak’s California Zephyr during its daily 2,438-mile trip to Emeryville/San Francisco from Chicago that takes roughly 52 hours on March 25, 2017 in Reno.

TRAVEL: Scenic historic route for California Zephyr train
AP) -- The journey east on Amtrak's California Zephyr train is as good as ... better experience than air travel (no airport security either), which is often crowded and uncomfortable. During the 2012 fiscal year, the Zephyr's ridership increased to.


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