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#1 Steve4031

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:26 PM

Dad and I are traveling together. This is our first time traveling together on this train since 1977. The 1977 trip was when I really caught the railfan bug. I can't upload the video I took as the train arrived emy. But more photos will follow.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:29 PM

Here is a link to my Facebook post. https://www.facebook...02496491650300/

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:53 PM

A nice sunny trip to Sacramento. Weather reports staying that there are two to 4 feet of snow in Donner pass. Attached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483642364.652919.jpg   83.94KB   15 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483642379.508823.jpg   105.7KB   15 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483642391.226878.jpg   92.88KB   15 downloads

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:20 PM

Nice pics and trip Steve, look forward to the Snow pics, hope y'all have some food with you up for Donner Pass!😒 (just in Case! 😏)
 
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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:50 PM

Just had an angus burger with cheese. And date pudding for dessert. Now if we're eating steak in dinner pass you know we are late!

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

Some photos between Roseville and Colfax. Attached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483649773.691056.jpg   103.64KB   14 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483649783.530702.jpg   90.75KB   14 downloads

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 04:02 PM

Yesterday's Zephyr 6(Jan 4) lost over 4 hours between Colfax and Truckee.  Still over 5 hours late between Helper and Grand Junction.  



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:43 PM

I saw that. We are making good time today so far. Attached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483656184.333755.jpg   106.43KB   13 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByAmtrak Forum1483656221.713471.jpg   106.83KB   12 downloads

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:15 PM

Here is a link to google photos of my trip.

https://goo.gl/photo...6bhVnpr7Qx29T49

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:02 PM

Thanks, loved the photos and videos.  I be traveling westbound on the Zephyr January 25-27 Chicago to Emeryville.  Hope to see lots of snow in Colorado and Sierra Nevadas in California.



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 07:38 PM

Nice pictures and videos!



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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:41 PM

We were successful getting over the pass, but took a delay at Reno due to frozen switches. Departed Reno 90 minutes late. Dad asked a question I couldn't answer. Why couldn't the train crew fix the frozen switch? He is 91 and remembers the "good old days" when things got done.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:14 PM

Maybe the frozen switches explain why yesterday's No. 6 was 6 1/2 hours late leaving Glenwood Springs tonight.  At this rate 6(4) wil not arrive Denver until after midnight!  Here's hoping your trip continues more or less near the schedule.  



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 08:15 AM

We are now in Salt Lake City. It is 0 degrees outside. I got the last shower for awhile because drain is freezing. Sca noted that diner could not take on water at Salt Lake City because it was frozen. Breakfast should go on as scheduled.

We have a great crew. Most of the crew recognize me from previous trips from a couple of years ago. The server in the diner is awesome. I told the crew what I was doing with my dad and they are treating us like royalty.

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 02:14 PM

A beautiful morning on soldier summit and across Utah. We were delayed near helper and are now stopped at Cisco waiting for a broken rail to be repaired.

Here are photos. https://goo.gl/photo...eXQqpycFwcmymP8

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:28 PM

Steve, if you are interested the Zephyr 6 departing EMY Jan 4 is finally arriving in Chicago about 8:40 PM Central Time or about 6 hours late.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:37 PM

We are currently scheduled to arrive Denver 3 hours 20 minutes late. May end up in the same boat.

The ride along the Colorado river was spectacular. Here are the photos.
https://goo.gl/photo...1D8v62LHSkS5aY9

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

Great Photos.  I take this trip each Winter and never saw that much snow in Glenwood Springs.  By the way, Glenwood Springs is a great place to stop over in warm weather months.  I did that May 2015 and stayed at the Hotel Denver right across the street from the station.  It's a great "walking" town.

 

Good luck on the rest of your journey.  You are not near as late at the Jan 4 train. They were over 6 hours late departing Denver and really did not lose more time after Denver -- just could not make the time up.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 10:45 PM

Likely that Steve saw the equipment for the Winter Park Ski Express sitting in Denver Union Station this evening.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 05:20 PM

I see your train left an engine behind in Denver for this Winter Park Express.






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