Posts Tagged: California Zephyr

A Look Behind:  A Photo Essay

A Look Behind: A Photo Essay

Judging by your beautiful Instagram shots, one of our riders' favorite #AmtrakViews is out the back of the last car of the train -- you know, that iconic shot of the rails receding into the distance as the train speeds towards adventure. Traveling photographer Brian Green took these from the back of the California Zephyr as he made his way ...

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March’s Train-Worthy Events

March’s Train-Worthy Events

Do you hear that? Those are the birds chirping and  flowers blooming because spring is finally here! Ok, slight disclaimer, spring isn’t here yet and most likely won’t show up (we’re looking at you New England) for awhile. But that won't dull our excitement for warmer days saturated with sunny skies. March means spring break fun and the beginning of ...

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Instagram-worthy Sights Along the California Zephyr

Instagram-worthy Sights Along the California Zephyr

Our most popular long-distance route is the California Zephyr, and we've decided to take you on a visual tour of Instagram-worthy sights as it winds its way from Chicago to just outside San Francisco. There's plenty to see along the way, from the snow-capped Sierra Nevada to the stunning Colorado Rockies, sunrises and sunsets will never be the same once ...

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Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Five Train-Able Presidential Hometowns

Today's a time to remember our presidents and reflect on all things POTUS. That’s why we pulled together our own fun presidential list. Fellow Amtrak-ers, here is our list of presidential hometowns we can take you to. New York City, NY As the youngest president to take office (he was 42 years old), Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. hails from the city ...

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Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Snowy Amtrak Throwbacks

Now that winter's officially here, we decided to dig through the archives and find these snowy Amtrak scenes sure to delight! Do you have wintery photos from your Amtrak adventures? Share them with us on Instagram.

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California Zephyr Photo Album

California Zephyr Photo Album

Our California Zephyr is one of our most popular routes. In fact, it was voted a fan favorite by Amtrak riders just like you. Traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, CA, this route takes you through the heartland of America, snakes through the Rocky Mountains and ends in Northern California. The experience of  this scenic trip is definitely a memorable one. ...

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The #CoffeeConvos

The #CoffeeConvos

Earlier this summer, we started seeing #CoffeeConvos napkin quotes pop up on Twitter. And quite frankly, it caught our eye. So in typical Amtrak fashion, we reached out. And that’s when we met, Elizabeth, a Capitol Corridor Amtrak commuter with a creative and cool story. Amtrak: What prompted you to start #CoffeeConvos? Elizabeth: It was just a random idea I had, ...

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7 Reasons to Ride the California Zephyr

7 Reasons to Ride the California Zephyr

You can take the California Zephyr any day between Chicago and San Francisco, and catch the scenic sights throughout Nebraska, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Sacramento. But, voted as fan favorite, here are 7 reasons, why you’ll want to book a trip today. 1) It’s the most beautiful, guiding you through awesomely high cliffs of Glenwood Canyon, adorned with aspen and evergreen ...

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Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

Jon Jon’s Donner Pass Wish Comes True

“It was the best trip I’ve ever had and it was even kinda life changing,” that’s how 8-year-old Jonathan (better known as Jon Jon) described the rail adventure he took last week. Jon Jon, who suffers from a severe heart defect, was able to sit in the cab of an Amtrak locomotive and even take a seat behind the wheel ...

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We’re Taking You to Beer Camp

We’re Taking You to Beer Camp

For all you 21-and-over Amtrak riders, get ready to clink those glasses: It’s suds season! To celebrate, Sierra Nevada is hosting seven pop-up beer festivals across the country called Beer Camp -- which, if you ask us, is the best thing to happen since real summer camp. Snag a ticket to one (or all!) of these boozy spots and taste ...

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A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

Our California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., has some of the best views an Amtrak rider could ask for. Most travelers of this route can’t stop snapping photos, and some rail fans might even say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Truckee River, the Colorado Rockies and Donner Pass from the comfort of our observation car. But ...

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Four Essential Winter Vacations

Four Essential Winter Vacations

As all travel junkies know, vacations aren’t just for the summer. The colder months are a great time to travel and experience winter vacations that are often off the beaten path. Pair that with some of Amtrak’s awesome deals, and you could have yourself a new winter vacation tradition! Here are the best places to travel for winter! Whitefish, Mont. ...

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10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

Make 2014 the year we retire the term "staycation." Be bold with your family vacations this year. Get out there and see all that this big country has to offer! Here are our top 10 picks for places to visit in 2014. 10. Boston, Massachusetts In 2014, you can get your fill of American history when you visit Boston sights ...

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California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

Your Facebook votes have been tallied and you “liked” the California Zephyr over the Empire Builder as your favorite cross-country route. Haven’t had a chance to experience the Zephyr yet? Here are a few things you can expect as captured by our Photo of the Week artists! Making Family Memories: Dragana snapped this heart-warming pic while riding in the observation car. The ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, and this edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Irvine, who caught a Moment of Zen aboard the California Zephyr. The California Zephyr is one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. It travels across the plains of Nebraska, across the Rockies and even through the desert of Salt Lake City. ...

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