The California Zephyr
On display near the Maricopa Amtrak Station is restored Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad dome car, The Silver Horizon (car #375). The dome car was built for the California Zephyr passenger train, which operated from 1949 until 1970. Amtrak is now also operating a passenger train with the California Zephyr name. I turned in one of my Mother's Day coupons for a photo session (some of the bests gifts I have ever gotten!) with Andrea the other day. We determined that no one can really see you taking pictures on the back side of this train car (an important thing if you are a shy 13 year old girl.), so she indulged me in a fun little shoot. It was high noon and VERY warm (110 F), so we weren't out for long.