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San Francisco Zephyr along the Truckee River, 1970s.

Black and white promotional photograph showing the San Francisco Zephyr (Chicago-Oakland/San Francisco) traveling along the Truckee River; image dates to 1971 or early 1972.

San Francisco Zephyr at Emigrant Gap, 1970s.

Black and white promotional photograph showing the San Francisco Zephyr (Chicago-Oakland/San Francisco) passing through Emigrant Gap in the Sierra Nevada Mountains; image dates to the 1970s.

San Francisco Zephyr travel deals flyer, 1977.

Multi-color printed paper flyer issued in September 1977 to promote travel on the San Francisco Zephyr (Chicago-Oakland/San Francisco). From the Ann Owens Collection. Flyer describes excursion tours, group discounts and methods of payment. "See America the way it was meant to be seen...at ground level. The view on the route of the "San Francisco Zephyr" is breathtaking!"

San Francisco Zephyr route guide, 1975.

Multicolor printed paper route guide issued in December 1975 for the San Francisco Zephyr. Guide offers brief descriptions of cities and towns along the route, as well as a fold-out map. From the Ann Owens Collection. Between May 1971 and June 1972, the Chicago-San Francisco/Oakland route was covered by two trains: the daily Denver Zephyr (Chicago-Denver) and the thrice-weekly City of San Francisco (Denver-San Francisco/Oakland). In mid-1972, the route became daily and was rebranded the San Francisco Zephyr.

San Francisco Zephyr Brochure

Route Guide folding brochure, printed in April, 1977

San Francisco Zephyr, 1970s.

Color photograph showing the San Francisco Zephyr en route through the countryside.