National Geographic : 1956 Feb
%knwwh the California Zephyr is the most talked-about train inthe country! "Like my dinner? I like every meal on the Zephyr! Thank goodness my wife isn't here to count the calories when the Steward comes around with one of those wonderful menus!" "Why do I know? Because I'm a Zephyrette (the name's Nellie O'Grady) and I've made over a hundred round trips aboard this Vista-Dome streamliner. As the California Zephyr's official 'hostess', I naturally have a chance to chat with just about every passenger on every trip. And believe me, they do talk about this wonderful train!" "Any good shots? If not, it's my own fault! What could be more scenic than the Rockies and Feather River Can yon! No wonder this train was picked to star in 'Cinerama Holiday'!" "Having fun? You bet we are! This is the first time the whole family has made the trip. Got lots of room in this Bedroom Suite, and we're saving money by using Family Fares." "Signal green?Sure it is! Up here in the Vista-Dome I can see way ahead just like the engineer does. And right after we left Moffat Tunnel I saw a whole herd of deer right down nearthe track!" "Enjoying myself? It's the most fun I've ever had on a trip to the Coast! There's so much to do and see...all those Vista-Domes, Lounge Cars, and soon.And you meetsuch nice people!" "Comfortable? Young lady, I'm al ways comfortable when I travel in these Vista-Dome Chair Coaches. Fact is, I'd like to have this reclining chair in my living room at home!" THEVISTA-DOME Cai foria Ziphyr The most popular train between Chicago and Oakland -San Francisco via Denver and Salt Lake City WESTER PACIFrI Include Southern California via San Francisco without additional rail fare * PULLMANS * CHAIRCARS Write to Jos. G . Wheeler, Dept. NG-I, Western Pacific, 526 Mission St., San Francisco 5, for 16-page illustrated California Zephyr booklet.