Historic ride on Zephyr

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Historic ride on Zephyr

Scenic route takes Amtrak train from Bay Area to Reno
The California Zephyr rolls through the Sierra Nevada on a snowy section near Rocklin, Calif. The Zephyr’s journey from Emeryville, Calif., in the Bay Area to Reno, Nev., is a 236-mile route that offers beautiful views as well as history.
Passengers relax and take in the view from a lounge car aboard the California Zephyr.
The California Zephyr train soars down the tracks near Truckee, Calif. The Zephyr follows the same course as the historic Transcontinental Railroad, a 19th-century engineering feat that bolstered the nation’s western expansion.
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Zephyr: Amtrak train from Emeryville, Calif., near San Francisco, to Chicago. Rates vary for unreserved coach fare for the California Zephyr route (Emeryville to Reno, Nev.), with fares as low as $49 and $61 depending on time of year; some trips

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Historic ride on Zephyr

The California Zephyr rolls through the Sierra Nevada on a snowy section near Rocklin, Calif. The Zephyr’s journey from Emeryville, Calif., in the Bay Area to Reno, Nev., is a 236-mile route that offers beautiful views as well as history.
Passengers relax and take in the view from a lounge car aboard the California Zephyr.
The California Zephyr train soars down the tracks near Truckee, Calif. The Zephyr follows the same course as the historic Transcontinental Railroad, a 19th-century engineering feat that bolstered the nation’s western expansion.
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