Romance of the Rails

8:20am

Mon September 24, 2012
Weekend Travelogue

Romance Of The Rails: The Train Keeps A-Rollin'

While the locomotive is modern, there is still plenty that is nostalgic on the California Zephyr
Nathan Heffel KUNC

I can't tell you how many times I've been asked, "Why did you take the train?" I guess it's a fair question. One can drive from Denver to Chicago in roughly 16 hours and fly there in 2 hours.

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2:07pm

Sat September 22, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: Love Lost & Found

Windmills fly by my window on the Zephyr
Nathan Heffel KUNC

As my morning grogginess and grumpiness subside, I turn my attention to the Iowa countryside out my window. We pass a wind farm, with hundreds of tall wind turbines.

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10:02am

Sat September 22, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: All Aboard For Dreamland

Nathan Heffel KUNC

There's two ways to travel on the California Zephyr: in coach and in a sleeper car. The sleeper car? First class. Turn down service, a mint on the bed, a dedicated attendant. Nice, right?

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4:37pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: Diner Cars & Drinking Companions

The conductor is a blur of activity during a late night stop in Lincoln NE.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Community seating is a unique concept in the California Zephyr dining car. You have no choice, if you're traveling alone, of who you sit with. Truly, it’s a roll of the dice.

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1:09pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: A Ride On The California Zephyr

Farm country rolls by my window on the Zephyr
Nathan Heffel KUNC