July 6th, 2010


Grand Genealogy Journey: Salt Lake City!

The eastbound California Zephyr arrives in Salt Lake City at 3:45 a.m. Mountain Time.  It’s chilly in Salt Lake at that time of the morning regardless of the season! But you can easily catch a cab at that hour from the Amtrak station (which is not a very pretty or comfortable building) to the downtown hotels.   For me, the hotel …Continue reading →

Grand Genealogy Journey: Sightseeing Enroute to Salt Lake City

After leaving Elko, Nevada, at eleven minutes after 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time, the California Zephyr continues east on its way to Salt Lake City. The route of the Zephyr through eastern Nevada and Utah mainly runs adjacent to Interstate 80, at least to near Wells, Nevada. The tracks are basically in same place as were the original road of the …Continue reading →

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