California Zephyr

25 Oct

It’s something I’ve wanted to do for decades and I finally did it.  I wanted to ride the California Zephyr to, where else, California.  I’m still in California. In a matter of days, I’ll be returning via the Southwest Chief.

Equivalent to 4200 horses, Amtrak 39 delivers me to Emeryville near San Francisco.




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  1. Rob

    October 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Who is that handsome devil by the choo-choo train ;p? I hope it’s been fun and look forward to hearing tales of your travels.

    • randyg

      October 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      I have no idea who’s up by the choo choo train. Probably a passenger who drove 2 hours to Denver, then rode the train 2 hours back, passing within a few miles of where he started. Why the train couldn’t make a special stop for him, I’ll never know.

  2. Jason

    October 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    So you slept in a sleeping car and the whole deal? I’ve done Amtrak on a day trip but never overnight. I know some people just sleep in their seats while others get the little sleeper cabins.
    I hope you have a blast!

    • randyg

      October 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      I did the whole deal! 🙂 There was even a sleeping car attendant named Jason. Now I know what your real job is.

  3. JoeL

    October 30, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    That station looks familiar. Have I been there before? LOL!