Photographer's Note

This is an old train car from the historic California Zephyr train line. The train line was an engineering marvel of the time, traversing the trecherous Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and the Rocky Mountians to connect Chicago to the California gold rush in the 1870's. This train is from the 'golden days' of American rail travel, which has dramatically fallen to the wayside since airtravel has become popular and affordable.

This train is on display at the Amtrack station in Maricopa, Arizona. There is no Amtrack service to Phoenix, only to Maricopa which is about 30 miles south and east of the city center.

"Go west
Paradise is there
You'll have all that you can eat
Of milk and honey over there"

-natalie merchant, "San Andreas Fault"

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Additional Photos by Jennifer Love (erthmuffin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 352 W: 51 N: 233] (1551)
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