Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Denver Zephyrs



The Denver Zephyr was a streamlined passenger train operated by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Chicago and Denver. It operated from 1936 to 1973. The Denver Zephyr continued operating after the Burlington Northern Railroad merger in 1970. BN conveyed the train to Amtrak in 1971; Amtrak would merge it with the Chicago–Oakland San Francisco Zephyr and drop the name in 1973.

Santa Catalina Island, California - North End of Avalon Bay


This unused Mitchell postcard above, shows the untarnished Avalon Bay in the late teens or early twenties. It is at this location that the famous Casino Ballroom was built in 1929.