It also explains what the trains themselves are like, and what type of seat or sleeper to choose. Chicago's Union Station is a historic landmark in its own right, perfectly located in downtown Chicago. Staff were friendly, and we enjoyed visiting with other travelers. Not only are there large windows through which to view the panoramic landscapes, but a broadcast narration of the details of the trip adds to the enjoyment.
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The Lake Shore Limited follows much the same route as the fabled Twentieth Century Limitedonce one of the world's most famous trains.
This was a real bucket list trip,although read some not so good reviews,flew from the UK to Chicago and stayed a couple of days there first,Union station a little impossing at first but were called on time from lounge to train,some mix up whatto do with luggage but probably my fault so kept with us,there was enough room to store so no problem, we paid for a couchette and albeit small it was ok,train left on time and a lady came to each room and introduced herself,she was helpful and very friendly,52 hours on the train passing through places I never dreamed of seeing,I got off everywhere I could even Salt Lake City at midnight just to know I'd been there!!!!!
The train crosses Ohio and enters Indiana.
During winter months, Old Faithful Explorer Tour will be substituted. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. Passengers in the Sightseer lounge are literally on the edge of their seats as the California Zephyr rumbles slowly over the huge steel bridge across the Zdphyr River from Illinois into Iowa.
Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Arches, and Canyonlands. Ask Janice K about California Zephyr. The right is preferred going through Glenwood Canyon. US call freesee website. Here are all of the destinations we travel to.
New York City San Francisco. The train calls at Helper 'helper' engines would be attached to eastbound trains here and Provo, home town of Donny Osmond. This is a mile trip taking 1 night.
Actually, there are two identical flights of steps up to Canal Street. The California Zephyr snakes for hours through beautiful Colorado zephy, right alongside the river and its many swirling rapids.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago Fun Experience Especially for the Kids. The sightseeing car is "first come, first served" rather than reserved seats. Especially the trip over the mountains. The scenery is amazing no doubt about that. Some of the party of 87 resorted to cannibalism, only 48 survived.
California Zephyr – Travel guide at Wikivoyage
In new trains, there are electrical outlets at each seat and in the lounge car. Travel from sea to shining sea on this day journey across America. Enjoy some of the most gorgeous landscapes in the world on this train tour from Denver to Salt Lake City that includes 4 spectacular national parks: The Big Climb into the Rocky Mountains Boarding the double-deck Superliner cars for the 2, mile 2-night journey to the Pacific Coast, on one of the world's great train rides.
Czlifornia booked a roomette because it wasn't much more than my buying 2 coach seats.
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Sleep the night away in your reclining seat above left, 40 degree recline, you can bring a blanket or buy one from the cafe car or if you can afford it, a sleeper. Crossing the USA by train from coast to coast is one of the world's great travel experiences.
There are various options available depending on the distance traveled, with group discounts also available.