Trains

Train journeys I've taken and want to take.

  • the California Zephyr
    Trains,  Travel

    Travel by Train – A Trip on Amtrak’s California Zephyr

    As part of a quick visit to Denver to see the Elton John Farewell tour, we thought it would be fun… and different… to travel by train and take the “California Zephyr” home to the Bay Area.  Amtrak is the United States passenger train service. The California Zephyr is a popular route on Amtrak from Chicago to San Francisco (Emeryville) stopping in Denver, Co., supposedly daily.   We booked a sleeper car since the trip from Denver to Martinez (the stop closest to our home) is supposed to take around 30 hours.  You may have heard that train travel in the States is not a popular form of holiday travel.  Yes,…