At Denver Union Station, an Amtrak electrician makes the head-end power connections between Amtrak’s California Zephyr and private cars “Silver Rapids” and “Silver Solarium” before departing westbound for a crossing of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains on February 5, 2018.
Dawn begins to break as the morning California Zephyr, under the watchful eyes of the crewman of the private car Chapel Hill No3, backs into the newly renovated Denver Union Station.
September 14, 2015
Even though the Colorado Rockies lost the game, fans enjoy a post-game fireworks show while the Grand Luxe Rail Express sits on Track Two at Denver Union Station. The train will be departing west for San Francisco in about 36 hours.
September 28, 2007
Amtrak operated a 16-car passenger train for members of AAPRCO (American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners) from Denver to Billings, Montana, for their annual convention in the summer of 1999. Here a family waves to the special as it rolls up Mason Street and crosses Olive Street at mile 73.97 on the BNSF’s Front Range Subdivision at Fort Collins, Colorado.
August 28, 1999
Late California Zephyr, train 6, had front row seat for Coors Field (Rockies baseball team) fireworks.
July 03, 2004
With the mountain background lost due to haze, UP 9001 pilots 312 319 past the UP yard as the westbound San Francisco Zephyr departs a smoggy Denver on October 06, 1981.
AMTK 314 & 1 more by Robert Thomson
Reproduced 35mm Slide
Photo shot by my Dad, Jay Thomson, at Denver, CO in June 1981
On June 20, 1981 Dad shot AMTK F40PH 314 & 1 more leading the westbound San Francisco Zephyr at Denver, Colorado.
Amtrak City of San Francisco
Amtrak was not yet a year old but the so called “Rainbow Era” was in full swing. This is the City of San Francisco led by SP power and an assortment of cars including one of SP’s home built dome cars.
Gold Run, CA
Three CB&Q E-units, Roger Puta Photos by Marty Bernard
BN 9974, Train 6, the Denver Zephyr, at Galesburg, IL in March 1972. A Roger Puta photo.