Photographers Capture Beauty of California Zephyr

A Flickr group dedicated to sharing pictures of Amtrak routes around Martinez aims to help people "relive their train travels" and enjoy some of California most scenic routes.

Flickr user Loco Steve created a place on the photography sharing site to collect pictures taken onboard and alongside Amtrak's California Zephyr route through Martinez. View all of the Martinez Amtrak pictures on Flickr.com.

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Emily Henry July 11, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Wow, Bob. What an experience for a young boy! You don't happen to have any photos, do you? We'd love to share them!
Emily Henry July 11, 2012 at 08:17 PM
I wonder if video would work on the train. That would be interesting. Robert, do you have any of the pictures you'd like to share? Please do! You can email them to Martinez@Patch.com or add them to this article by clicking "upload photos & video" underneath the text.
Jed July 11, 2012 at 08:43 PM
The picture accompanying this article in NOT the California Zephyr OR the Coast Starlate.... this is either one of the CAPITALS or one of the SAN JOAQUINS. The service on Amtrak may not be the best, but taking the train still beats flying (given TSA and all). When TSA comes to the tracks, I'll drive!
Bob Amerine July 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Emily, would love to share if I can find any, and you can understand it was a while ago. Research time , and if I find any, I'll certainly be happy to share.
Chris Kapsalis July 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I found my photo file from 2004 train trip. Sorry, lots of pics, but it was an adventure, not perfect, but I rememeber some more now seeing the pictures it w,as actully an amazing trip. I would still definilty opt for the sleep on that length of trip though, the one photo is of some good frinedsi made on the trip. All had adifferent story, and mostly poorer people were not in sleepers, people in crossroads of life, going home to Kansas after 20 years in the bay area and so on. Great people. I was probably the whimp of the group. It was a ruff trip without a sleeper I think. 2000 miles. PLus, I went on all the wayto toronto affter chicago, I was so tired after 4 plus days, ugh.


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