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California Zephyr: Quiz


Question 1: February 13, 1970: The ________ approves the discontinuation of the California Zephyr.
Canadian Pacific RailwayUnion Pacific RailroadCanadian National RailwayInterstate Commerce Commission

Question 2: Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the ________ on March 21, 1949.
UtahColorado RiverWestern United StatesArizona

Question 3: Eventually, the California Zephyr reaches the lowland areas of the ________.
Central Valley (California)Sacramento, CaliforniaFresno, CaliforniaSan Joaquin Valley

Question 4: The exhibition travels through along the WP portion of the train's route to ________ before returning to San Francisco, California the following week for the inauguration.
Sacramento, CaliforniaSalt Lake CitySalt Lake County, UtahPhoenix, Arizona

Question 5: The scenery changes dramatically at Denver as the train climbs the ________.
Great PlainsRocky MountainsAppalachian MountainsMontana

Question 6: The ________ provides the path across most of Nevada.
Humboldt RiverGreat BasinCalifornia TrailBattle Mountain, Nevada

Question 7: In California, the train crests the Sierra Nevada at ________ and descends following a ridge between the American and Yuba Rivers.
Donner LakeDonner PassOakland, CaliforniaSierra Nevada (U.S.)

Question 8: The California Zephyr is a 2,438-mile (3,924-km) long passenger train route operated by ________ in the midwestern and western United States.
AmtrakNew York, New Haven and Hartford RailroadNorfolk Southern RailwayBNSF Railway

Question 9: March 12, 1949: Public exhibition of equipment that will be used on the California Zephyr begins in ________.
Hayward, CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaSan Francisco

Question 10: The train finally departs the now much larger Colorado River after exiting Ruby Canyon which is also where the train enters ________.
West VirginiaWyomingUtahNew Jersey


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