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March 15, 2013

California Zephyr train follows a scenic and historic route

Associated Press

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The California Zephyr starts near San Francisco and crosses the Sierra Nevada mountain range, following the same course as the historic Transcontinental Railroad.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — The journey east on Amtrak's California Zephyr train is as good as the destination. Riding the rails from the San Francisco Bay area to Reno, Nev., offers beautiful views and a tangible sense of history on the route over the Sierra Nevada mountain range that helped bring America together after the Civil War.

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