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November 14, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo Additions

  • Two photos of the Rio Grande Zephyr, celebrating the CZ 25th anniversary.View them here. *Courtesy of Loren Dunlap.

  • CZ in Denver, Colorado in September, . View it here.

  • CZ in Meriden, Illinois in 1955. View it here.

  • Silver Ranch in 1972. By this time, the car is a part of Amtrak's fleet, but is still fully marked for CZ service. Photographer and location are unknown. View it here.

  • Silver Plate in 2008 at Portola, California. View it here. *Courtesy of Loren Dunlap.

  • Silver Penthouse on the SP mole in Oakland, California in 1956. View it here.

  • Silver Valley in 1948 at the Chicago Railroad Fair. View it here.

  • Silver Horizon in the consist of the CZ. Taken May 30, 1960 in Grand Junction, Colorado. View it here.

  • Silver Chalet in the consist of the CZ. Taken May 30, 1960 in Grand Junction, Colorado. View it here.

  • A view of the CZ unloading at WP's 3rd & Washington depot in Oakland, California. This view is looking down alongside 6-5 sleeper Silver Swallow. View it here.

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November 10, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo/Media Additions

  • We have received a group of photos of Silver Palm, now in Avon Park, Florida. Thanks to Julian Rogers and Gaylen Thomas for these shots. View them here.

  • Interior shot of Silver Maple from the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum website. View it here.

  • 360 Degree view of the interior of Silver Stirrup, now GCRy Grand View. View it here.

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October 5, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

"Vanishing Vistas" Addition

A new "Vanishing Vistas" Large Format Color Print can be viewed on the Post Cards page.

 


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September 22, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

"Vanishing Vistas" Additions

Nine new "Vanishing Vistas" Large Format Color Prints can be viewed on the Post Cards page.

 


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September 8, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Vendor Advertisement Additions

  • Dixie Cups Advertisement from March, 1949 has been added to the Vendor Advertising page.
  • Insulmat Advertisement from March, 1949 has been added to the Vendor Advertising page.

  • Karpen Seating Advertisement from March, 1949 has been added to the Vendor Advertising page.

  • National Pneumatic Advertisement from March, 1949 has been added to the Vendor Advertising page.

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June 12, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo Additions

Mike Gresham has submitted these great photos for inclusion on the site. We are grateful to Mr. Gresham for his consideration.

  • Silver Crescent, taken in 2006. View them here.

  • Silver Thistle, taken in 2007. View them here.

  • Silver Dollar, taken in 2005. View them here.

  • Silver Bronco, taken in 2005. View them here.

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March 20, 2009

Today marks the 60th Anniversary of the Inaugural Runs of the California Zephyr!

On this date in 1949, the first regularly scheduled east and westbound California Zephyrs departed from Oakland and Chicago, respectively.

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March 6, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Time Table Additions

  • Rio Grande Time Table issued March 21, 1949. View it on the Timetables page.


  • The first two Time Table's issued on the CZ. One is dated March 20, 1949. The other is dated July 15, 1949. View them on the Timetables page.

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February 18, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo Set Addition

  • A new set of CZ-themed slides from Blackhawk Films. This 20-slide set is titled "From Denver to Glenwood Springs on the California Zephyr". View it here.

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February 6, 2009

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo Set Addition

  • A new set of CZ-themed slides from Blackhawk Films. This 20-slide set is titled "The California Zephyr In Feather River Canyon". View it here.

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January, 2009

Happy New Year!

Welcome to a very special year. Not only does this year represent the 60th anniversary of the inauguration of the California Zephyr, but also the 100th anniversary of the Western Pacific Railroad!

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