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California Zephyr

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Amtrak's Califonia Zephyr Train #5 arriving at Provo Station

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Amtrak California Zephyr Train 5

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tour of Amtrak Superliner observation car on California Zephyr

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Eating on the Rails: Food on Amtrak 🚅

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Amtrak California Zephyr: Journey from Chicago to SanFrancisco

The California Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak between Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno. At 2,438 miles (3,924 km), it is Amtrak's second longest route after the Texas Eagle, with travel time between the termini taking approximately 51​1⁄2 hours. Amtrak claims the route as one of its most scenic, with views of the upper Colorado River valley in the Rocky Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada.