US Railway Travelogue – Episode 16: USRAIL016

Episode 16 is the sixth and final part of the Chicago to The Bay Area leg of Tim Davies’ journey – and also the final instalment of his trip overall.

Tim has been travelling across the USA on the iconic Amtrak trains, and this is the latest leg of the US Railway Travelogue which has continued on the California Zephyr train.

Map showing Amtrak’s western routes, the California Zephyr through the middle. Credit: Amtrak.
California Zephyr poster. Credit: Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.

In this episode, we reach the final destination of The Bay Area in California.

These images represent some of the views from the train along this section of the journey, as well as some of the ‘stops’ along this part of the route.

Cape Horn and American River. Credit: Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.
Coming down the mountain. Credit: Tim Davies.
A few people live here as well! Credit: Tim Davies.
Gold Run – home of hydraulic mining. Credit: Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.
There are some cars somewhere as well! Credit: Tim Davies.
The Sierras are beautiful. Credit: Tim Davies.
Nearing Colfax. Credit: Tim Davies.
Colfax. Credit: Tim Davies
Gold miner at Colfax station. Credit: Loco Steve, CA BY 2.0.
Downtown Colfax. Credit: Tim Davies.
The trees have changed. Credit: Tim Davies.
The homes have changed. Credit: Tim Davies.
Coming in to Roseville. Credit: Tim Davies.
Roseville. Credit: Tim Davies.
Roseville. Credit: Tim Davies.
On the homeward trek. Credit: Tim Davies.
Rail yards in Roseville. Credit: Tim Davies.
Roseville Wagon Repair Yard. Credit: Loco Steve, CC BY 2.0.
Leaving Roseville, going west. Credit: Tim Davies.
Leaving Roseville, going west. Credit: Tim Davies.
Much new building in Sacramento. Credit: Tim Davies.
Much new building in Sacramento. Credit: Tim Davies.
Sacramento centre. Credit: Tim Davies.
Sacramento station. Credit: Tim Davies.
The local Amtrak service in Sacramento station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Sacramento locomotive works. Credit: Tim Davies.
Over the river, leaving Sacramento. Credit: Tim Davies.
Travelling west, between Sacramento and Davis. Credit: Tim Davies.
Travelling west between Sacramento and Davis. Credit: Tim Davies.
Davis Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Historic Davis Station. Credit: Tim Davies.
Agriculture, between Davis and Matinez. Credit: Tim Davies.
Between Davis and Martinez. Credit: Tim Davies.
Between Davis and Martinez. Credit: Tim Davies.
Suisun Bay – the mothball fleet has gone. Credit: Tim Davies.
Benicia Martinez Bridge. Credit: Tim Davies.
Martinez Station. Credit: Tim Davies
Journey’s end, at Richmond. Credit: Tim Davies.

It has been great having you along for the ride – we hope you have enjoyed the trip – and we looked forward to planning our next one!

Music credits:

Theme: “Steam Railway”, AK012, Composer: Kimber-McTiffen; Track Number 1, Royalty Free from “The Special Interest Video Selection“; (AKM Music);

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