California Zephyr


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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Grand Genealogy Journey: Aboard the California Zephyr

Amtrak’s California Zephyr runs between Emeryville, California (near Oakland), and Chicago, Illinois. The present Zephyr is the latest incarnation of a venerable train that began service in 1949, as the Golden Age of Trains was about to begin its decline. The route of the Zephyr is one of the longest operated by Amtrak. The original Zephyr operated on the tracks …Continue reading →

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GeneaBlogie Grand Genealogy Journey – Day 1: Sacramento

Sacramento has often been overlooked by visitors to Northern California; the same visitors are frequently mesmerized by the city some 90 miles away called San Francisco. Dissing Sacramento used to be a favorite pastime of the cognoscenti.   “It’s too hot!”  “It’s too dry!”  “It’s too flat!”  “It’s got no culture!” Even the California Supreme Court refuses to have its …Continue reading →

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