Amtrak Cross Country

Part 1 Observation car, Views from our roomette,
Sierras near Truckee, Train curves along Truckee River,
Winnemucca sunset, Dramatic rock in Utah badlands
Part 2 Continue Utah and dramatic rock formations,
Glenwood Hot Springs resort in Colorado Rockies,
Beginning of beautiful Colorado River and Valley.
Part 3 Scenic Colorado River Valley, Rafters,
Broad colorful valley into Fraser-Winter Park,
Farms and rolling hills in Iowa.

Sacramento to Chicago on Amtrak
The California Zephr, Part 2 of 3

Continue through Utah and dramatic rock formations,
Glenwood Hot Springs resort in Colorado Rockies,
Beginning of beautiful Colorado River and Valley.

April 9-11, 2012

Posted June 19, 2012,  2012 Herbert E. Lindberg

This page continues from Part 1 as Part 2, and then followed by Part 3 simply to limit the number of pictures on each page to 13.  Please open the Western Third map in a separate tab to see where the pictures on this page were taken (click on its thumbnail below).
 

Western Third

Middle Third

Eastern Third

East Coast (full-size is right reading)


Herb and a new train companion as we continue across the badlands of Utah into Colorado.
Approaching Grand Junction, CO,  9:28 am MT.  

 

Still more rugged sedimentary rock, 9:32 am MT.


The curved ceiling windows of the observation car allow upward views like these, 9:33 am MT.


The dining car, with tables set for lunch, 10:09 am MT, probably stopped at Grand Junction.


Glenwood Hot Springs, CO, in the Rocky Mountains.  12:14 pm MT.


More global view, 12:14 pm MT.


Close-up, 12:14 pm MT.


Highway along the Colorado(?) River, which we followed for quite some time, 12:39 pm MT.


Stack-of-Plates formation (my name)  12:41 pm MT.


Note the stack of plates are broken, making a Stack-of-Bricks formation.  12:42 pm MT.


Colorado (?) River and valley.  12:50 pm MT.
This and the remainder of the pictures on the trip were taken from our roomette.


Our train (on left) curves around a bend in the river.  2:35 pm MT.


Rafters take a break, perhaps while heading to Grand Canyon.  2:52 pm MT

 
Part 1 Observation car, Views from our roomette,
Sierras near Truckee, Train curves along Truckee River,
Winnemucca sunset, Dramatic rock in Utah badlands
Part 2 Continue Utah and dramatic rock formations,
Glenwood Hot Springs resort in Colorado Rockies,
Beginning of beautiful Colorado River and Valley.
Part 3 Scenic Colorado River Valley, Rafters,
Broad colorful valley into Fraser-Winter Park,
Farms and rolling hills in Iowa.

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