Posts Tagged: California Zephyr

Inside Our Bedroom Suites

Inside Our Bedroom Suites

You know how movies like Now & Then, The Sandlot or, say, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure make you want to hangout with your besties and set off for some high jinx? Well, in our completely unbiased opinion, we think the best thing to do with your friends is to enjoy a great train adventure! Wondering how exactly the sleeping ...

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Welcome to the Observation Car!

Welcome to the Observation Car!

There’s lots of reasons why trains are better than cars for long trips, but the observation car has to be one of the best. What’s that? Gasp! You don’t know what an observation car is? Let us school you … Our observation cars are part of our double-decker trains that run long distances mainly west of Chicago. What makes the ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Lee, who snapped this picturesque shot while onboard Amtrak's California Zephyr, which goes between Chicago and Emeryville, Calif. While onboard, you can see Donner Lake, a 300-foot-deep fresh-water lake just inside the California state line where summer temperatures are a beautiful 75 degrees! Sounds refreshing, huh? If you’d like ...

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‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

This is “Chef Tony.” Tony loves to cook. But Tony REALLY loves to cook ribs. “Ain’t no sense in lying,” he says. “I’m a Southern boy, so I gotta have my ribs.” Tony is a chef in the kitchens aboard Amtrak’s long-distance trains out of Los Angeles. Those are the trains that run from Chicago to LA and LA to ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This week’s edition of Photo of the Week comes courtesy of Leslie, who captured a great view of the big mountain sky in Colorado while aboard our California Zephyr. The California Zephyr runs daily between Chicago and San Francisco, offering what we think is one of the most beautiful train trips in all of North America. From the window of ...

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Window to the Wild, Wild West

Window to the Wild, Wild West

Want to be blown away? Check out this video by travel blogger Eric D. White, as he chronicles his ride on our California Zephyr (named after Zephyrus, ancient Greek god of the west wind). Stops along the route include, Omaha, Neb.; Lincoln, Neb.; Denver, Colo.; Winter Park, Colo.; Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sacramento, Calif; and Davis, Calif. From Chicago ...

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Introducing Photo of the Week

Introducing Photo of the Week

With more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces, Amtrak trains see a lot of places—each with their own hidden gems. That’s where you come in.

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Sun Train: The Movie

While a picture says 1,000 words, we’re speechless after seeing this captivating video of a sunny train journey from California to New York City. Irish artist Ciaran Neilan condensed his 72-hour coast-to-coast ride into the 3 minute and 30 second “Sun Train” movie below. (No sunglasses required.)   The Sun Train from Ciarán Neilan on Vimeo.

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