Amtrak’s California Zephyr, a window on America by rail

Amtrak’s California Zephyr runs a daily 2,438-mile trip to Emeryville/San Francisco from Chicago, roughly a 52-hour journey. President Trump has proposed a national budget that would terminate federal support for Amtrak’s long distance train services, which would affect the California Zephyr and other long distance rail lines run by Amtrak. Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle made the trip recently and captured spectacular views of the American West.

 Bill Squier and Julie Blethen eat breakfast on Amtrak’s California Zephyr during its daily 2,438-mile trip to Emeryville/San Francisco from Chicago that takes roughly 52 hours on March 24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

Bill Squier and Julie Blethen eat breakfast on Amtrak’s California Zephyr during its daily 2,438-mile trip to Emeryville/San Francisco from Chicago that takes roughly 52 hours on March 24, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.