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A rail with a view

Hop Amtrak’s California Zephyr for a ride through history

Posted: March 24, 2013 at 2:23 a.m.

Passengers on the California Zephyr enjoy the relaxation of the lounge car.

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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Travel, Pages 48 on 03/24/2013

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