CZ Consists Expand West of Denver

A posting on a Facebook page for the the Friends of the California Zephyr said that Amtrak is assigning another coach to the Nos. 5 and 6 west of Denver.

The coach is operating between Denver and Emeryville, California, where the Zephyr originates and terminates.

The reason given for the assignment is to handle increased passenger demand between Sacramento, California, and Reno, Nevada, and between Denver and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

During the winter the normal consist of Nos. 5 and 6 is two coaches, two sleepers, dining car, Sightseer Lounge, transition sleeper, and a baggage car.

The extra coach will be removed from No. 6 in the evening and added to No. 5 in Denver the next morning, the posting said.

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