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Date: 11/22/12 09:13
Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: photobob

Im finally getting around to scanning some of my medium format negatives I took back in the 1960's. Here's one from a trip I took from Oakland to Denver on one of the last runs of the California Zephyr. That front dome was one great car to ride on. Does anyone out there know what this location is? Happy Thanksgiving to everyone Im going to get stared chowing down.


Robert Morris Photography
http://www.snowcrest.net/photobob/index1.html




Date: 11/22/12 09:40
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: TonyJ

Nice image Bob. My favorite spot on the Zephyr was the front row of the last dome car on the train. I have vivid memories of watching miles of WP's constant lit signals under starry skies while zooming across the Salt Flats after departing Wendover.



Date: 11/22/12 09:49
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: coach

Want to increase ridership even more, AMTRAK? BRING BACK REAL DOME CARS!



Date: 11/22/12 09:55
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: MojaveBill

The CZ also served a pretty good milkshake!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 11/22/12 10:09
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: 3rdswitch

Excellent look back. Happy Thanksgiving!
JB



Date: 11/22/12 10:13
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: wheel_slip

Awesome... Happy Thanksgiving!

Andy



Date: 11/22/12 10:21
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: the_expediter

Wonderful pic, Bob. Have a Great Thansgiving!!- Steve in beautiful Grossmont, CA



Date: 11/22/12 12:11
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: balryan

Its been a long time since I road on the Zephry but it look like Ruby Canyon to me.
Ryan Ballard



Date: 11/22/12 12:29
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: goneon66

coach Wrote:
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> Want to increase ridership even more, AMTRAK?
> BRING BACK REAL DOME CARS!

yea, on an original single level "california zephyr" consist........

66



Date: 11/22/12 20:04
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: TTownTrains

TonyJ Wrote:
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> Nice image Bob. My favorite spot on the Zephyr was
> the front row of the last dome car on the train. I
> have vivid memories of watching miles of WP's
> constant lit signals under starry skies while
> zooming across the Salt Flats after departing
> Wendover.

I rode the RGZ once when a cigar smoker had taken up residence in that front seat. He had the car all to himself. :-(

Bill Gillfillan
Tulsa, OK



Date: 11/22/12 21:04
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: Auburn_Ed

Looks more like Colorado,east of Grand Junction, between Palisade and Debeque or Parachute. Just a guess, but the Aspen trees seem more Colorado than Ruby Canyon.

Ed

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Check out <www.trainweb.org/chris/ruby1.html>. It has photos along the line thru Ruby Canyon, about the 7th photo looks REAL close to your photo. Based on that, I'll change my guess to.....Ruby Canyon. OOPS! Can't make a link here, anyway, you'll see.

Ed



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/12 22:03 by Auburn_Ed.



Date: 11/22/12 22:16
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: chuchubobnv

A WAG --- Provo Sub, Spanish Fork Canyon, around Sutro? How about it Grand Gold?

Old Bob out in Lost Wages



Date: 11/23/12 00:50
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: RFengineer

Since you mentioned Oakland to Denver as the direction........

It looks like a passing siding on the east end of Debeque Canyon in Colorado.

Where I-70 jumps the Colorado River now.



Date: 11/23/12 07:40
Re: Roll by the "California Zephyr" somewhere in Utah
Author: WAF

RFengineer Wrote:
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> Since you mentioned Oakland to Denver as the
> direction........
>
> It looks like a passing siding on the east end of
> Debeque Canyon in Colorado.
>
> Where I-70 jumps the Colorado River now.

Akin siding



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