Gold Coast Railroad Museum, Florida


The Amtrak trains serve long distance connections in the USA between the West Coast cities and Chicago. Three eastbound trains start in Seattle, San Francisco ( that one is called California Zephyr ), and Los Angeles. They arrive in Salt Lake City at the early next morning and are coupled together to go to Chicago as a single train.

The California Zephyr was a famous long distance train in the fifties and sixties. We met two of its stainless-steel cars in the Gold Coast Railroad museum in Florida in 1989. They had been built in 1948.

 Sitting in the Vista Dome one could imagine how travelling must have been in those days.

The rear car was still impressive in the museum hall.

It was obviously very comfortable and the outlook must have been excellent.

For pictures of a ride in a long-distance train of 1989 please see the index pages..

For more information on the Amtrak trains of today, chose