Amtrak California Zephyr
Photographs, travelogues, accommodations, and other information about train
travel on the Amtrak California Zephyr route.
Click on any of the following for a review of that trip:
- Salt Lake City, Utah to Emeryville, California - Jan 24, 2006
- Emeryville, California to Salt Lake City, Utah - Jan 19, 2006
- Chicago, Illinois to Emeryville, California - Aug 15, 2002
- Martinez, California to Chicago, Illinois - Jan 2, 1999
- Chicago, Illinois to Oakland California - Oct 31, 1996
- Oakland, California to Denver, Colorado - May 11, 1996
Facing toward the engines, I currently believe the
right side when traveling east is the best side to be on. Going west,
that would be the left side. Most sights seem to be on that side.
If you find yourself on the wrong side, don't fret! There are windows
downstairs in the center of the train at each door, windows on both
sides in the lounge car both upstairs and downstairs, and you can even
sometimes find an empty room on the better side for sights.
These are only approximate. The frequencies
indicated below were being used by the Engineer, Conductors and
Dispatchers at the stations indicated along the route of the California
Zephyr. The use of any particular frequency may have started before the
station indicated and almost always ended well after the station indicated.
- Channel 96 - 161.550 - Oakland, California
- Channel 14 - 160.320 - Colfax, California
- Channel 23 - 160.455 - Salt Lake City, Utah
- Channel 54 - 160.920 - Grand Junction, Colorado
- Channel 23 - 160.455 - East after Grand Junction, Colorado
Channel 23 (160.455) might be the working frequency of the California
Zephyr for much of its journey east of Salt Lake City. Channel 54
(160.920) might be something just used at the Grand Junction station