California Zephyr amtrak--The Zephyr's other blockbuster day trip is the segment between Reno and Emeryville, which crosses the high Sierras through the historical Donner Pass during daylight hours. Eastbound from Emeryville, you start out along the northern end of San Francisco Bay, cross the flat area through Sacramento, climb into the Sierras, and then descend to Reno. Either direction is good for sightseeing, even in the dead of winter.
Here's What All You Need to Pack When You Travel By Train
Packing for a journey is made up of two parts: packing items that you need for your destination and packing stuff for the journey itself. So what should you pack for a train trip? Scroll below to find out.