Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Original California Zephyr over Donner

From: "Andy Payne"

I was recently discussing with a friend who travels on the Amtrak California Zephyr frequently his travels on the original California Zephyr. He noted that the time he took the California Zephyr from the east to California, they went via Donner Pass. Now I am familiar with the respective routes of the City of San Francisco and California Zephyr, and have not heard of the California Zephyr taking Donner instead of Feather River. Have there been any instances where the WP would use SP's Donner Pass? ...



Anonymous Anonymous said...

See related discussion.

11/22/2017 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course, I am aware that the Original California Zephyr too Feather River Canyon, but has there ever been an instance where it was rerouted on SP rails, over Donner Pass?

Guessing maybe trackwork, storms, or something of that kind....Kind of like asking did any Espee traffic have to use WP Feather River in extreme circumstances?

11/23/2017 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Kyle Wyatt"

There were a few (typically winter) instances where the Feather River route was blockaded, and the California Zephyr was rerouted over Dinner. Probably count them on one hand, two hands at the most, but they did occur.

11/23/2017 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you!

11/28/2017 4:53 PM  

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