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PACIFIC SUNSET Western Adventure

Nov 13

The PACIFIC SUNSET will be on the rails in December and so we would like to invite you to join the ride for all or part of the trip. Santa Fe has recently become available for private car access, so I have incorporated that adventure into this trip. Additionally, we will be in Santa Fe during the Winter Indian Market which is a great opportunity to meet Native American artisans and buy their products directly. Albuquerque is a quick trip from Santa Fe on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. The itinerary is as follows:

12/7/17 depart Kansas City, MO
12/7/17 arrive Chicago, IL
12/8/17 depart Chicago on the California Zephyr (we cross the Rockies, Wasatch, and Sierra mountains on this stunning route)
12/10/17 arrive Oakland, CA (just an overnight here, but enough time to take the ferry or BART across the bay to San Francisco for dinner if you choose)
12/11/17 depart Oakland, CA for the beautiful ride down the coast
12/11/17 arrive Los Angeles, CA
12/12/17 depart Los Angeles, CA (early evening departure leaves time for a day in Los Angeles)
12/13/17 arrive Lamy, NM where we will interchange from Amtrak to the local shortline, Santa Fe Southern, for the 23 mile run up the hill to Santa Fe
12/13/17 – 12/17/17 Santa Fe is yours to explore, or rent a car and go farther afield or take the commuter train to Albuquerque
12/18/17 depart Santa Fe for Lamy NM where we will be picked up by Amtrak and enjoy a gorgeous afternoon of scenery as we leave the high desert of the southwest
12/19/17 arrive Kansas City, MO, a city with great art and delicious food. Worth a day at least!

I have 2 double bedrooms and 2 roomettes available on this trip, as well as some space for day riders down the California coast. Pricing is based on mileage only so will be very reasonable. Since you can book all or part of the trip, pricing is too complicated to post, so ask about the legs you are interested in riding. Payment is by check or credit card. Call 541-815-6403, text to that number, or email me at with any questions.

Hope to see you aboard for all or part of this great trip!