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October 13, 2011

Silver Bridle has been Acquired by Iowa Pacific

Vista Dome coach Silver Bridle has been acquired by Iowa Pacific. Future plans are unknown at this time.

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September 20, 2011

Silver Feather Sold

We've received information that the Silver Feather has a new home with the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. Presumably for service on their excursion trains, but we have no details at this time.

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September 20, 2011

Silver Bronco Rides Again

This past weeked saw the return of Silver Bronco to revenue service with the Cayahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

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August 5, 2011

Silver Beaver Listed For Sale

The Silver Beaver has been listed for sale through Gateway Rail Services for $35,000.

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July 20, 2011

Silver Feather Listed For Sale

We just learned the Silver Feather was listed for sale a few months ago. The car is listed at RailSwap.org for $135,000.

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July 14, 2011

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo Additions

A group of photos of the Silver Feather sent by Jon Clark. These were taken in December, 2010 shortly after his acquisition of the car. View them here.

 

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May 9, 2011

**SITE UPDATE**

Playing Cards

Playing cards issued by Western Pacific promoting the California Zephyr. Two different color styles. Circa 1950's. On the Cards & Games page.

 

 

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March 20, 2011

CZ 62nd Anniversary!

Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the first regularly scheduled runs of the California Zephyr.

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February 22, 2011

**SITE UPDATE**

Brochure Addition

A late 50's era brochure featuring a Zephyrette on the cover. On the Brochures page.

 

 

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February 22, 2011

**REMINDER**

*California Zephyr Zephyrette History Project*
Request for Information from former Zephyrette, Cathy Moran

Former Zephyrette Cathy Moran is still seeking assistance with her Zephyrette History Project, and organizing a Zephyrette reunion. For details on the project, see the earlier News item.

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February 16, 2011

**SITE UPDATE**

Photo Additions

A great set of photos from the scene of the 1955 CZ derailment near Sulphur, Nevada at milepost 476. These photos have been graciously provided by William Herman, who was a passenger with his parents on the train that day. View them here.

 

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January 12, 2011

**SITE UPDATE**

Video Addition

A video has been added to the Videos page in the Resource Library. "California Vintage Collection" is a collection of three films - Gerald M. Best's California Limiteds, California Zephyr and Western Pacific on TV. This Pentrex DVD was first released in 2009.

 

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January 8, 2011

Silver Pony Arrives Safely at IRM

Phil Stepek has posted on the IRM blog that the Silver Pony has arrived at its new home, the Illinois Railway Museum.

Link to IRM Silver Pony blog post: http://www2.irm.org/blogs/archives/826-Silver-Pony-is-HOME!.html

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January, 2011

Happy New Year!

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**SPECIAL REQUEST**

*California Zephyr Zephyrette History Project*
Request for Information from former Zephyrette, Cathy Moran

Former Zephyrette (train hostess on the California Zephyr) - Cathy Moran:

"My experiences on the Zephyr were right before it was placed out of service. I have a dear friend Rodna Walls Taylor who was a Zephyrette when it all started back in the 50's. We are working collaboratively to create a history of the Zephyrettes; since we are living history! We are in need of help from all California Zephyr riders, Zephyrettes, photographers, and historians to help us out in this project. We are looking for:

  • Pictures of Zephyrettes;

  • Current home/email addresses of any former Zephyrettes

  • Zephyrette stories you might know of;

  • Any Zephyrette or Zephyr memorabilia that you would be willing to share in a document with credit.

You may contact me through a special contact page at the CaliforniaZephyr.org website."

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