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The California
California
Zephyr (the CZ, or "Silver Lady") is a passenger train operated by Amtrak
Amtrak
between Chicago
Chicago
and the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
(at Emeryville), via Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Reno. At 2,438 miles (3,924 km), it is Amtrak's second longest route after the Texas Eagle, with travel time between the termini taking approximately 51​1⁄2 hours.[2] Amtrak
Amtrak
claims the route as one of its most scenic, with views of the upper Colorado
Colorado
River valley in the Rocky Mountains, and the Sierra Nevada.[3] Before Amtrak, the California
California
Zephyr was a passenger train operated by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (CB&Q), Denver
Denver
& Rio Grande Western (D&RGW) and Western Pacific railroads, all which dubbed it "the most talked about train in America" on March 19, 1949, with the first departure the following day. It was scheduled to pass through the most spectacular scenery on its route in the daylight. The original train ceased operation in 1970, though the D&RGW continued to operate its own passenger service, the Rio Grande Zephyr, between Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
and Denver
Denver
using the original equipment until 1983. Since 1983 the California
California
Zephyr name has been applied to the Amtrak
Amtrak
service, which operates daily and is a hybrid of the route of the original Zephyr and its former rival, the City of San Francisco. During fiscal year 2016, the California
California
Zephyr carried 417,322 passengers, an increase of 11.2% over FY2015. The train had a total revenue of $51,950,998 in FY2016.[1]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Pre- California
California
Zephyr (1939 to 1949) 1.2 California
California
Zephyr 1.3 "Zephyrettes" 1.4 Amtrak
Amtrak
era

2 Route description 3 Equipment

3.1 Original service

3.1.1 Preservation 3.1.2 Replicas

3.2 Current equipment

4 See also 5 Footnotes 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] Pre- California
California
Zephyr (1939 to 1949)[edit] Main article: Exposition Flyer In 1939, the Golden Gate International Exposition
Golden Gate International Exposition
opened on Treasure Island in San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay. The CB&Q, D&RGW and WP decided to operate a train that could take passengers to the event. Service on the Exposition Flyer
Exposition Flyer
began on June 10, 1939. In the beginning, the train used steam locomotives as motive power and consisted of heavyweight Pullman standard cars. In later years, the train used diesel power and in the final months of service, used streamlined passenger cars. Initially, the service was to be temporary, but its popularity made it a significant rival to the City of San Francisco, the Chicago-Oakland train operated jointly by the Chicago
Chicago
& Northwestern, Union Pacific and Southern Pacific, and it remained in operation until 1949. In 1949, the CB&Q, D&RGW and Western Pacific replaced the Exposition Flyer
Exposition Flyer
with the all-streamlined California
California
Zephyr, which used the same route. California
California
Zephyr[edit]

The train in Altamont, California, prior to its first run in 1949.

The Vista-Dome coach "Silver Scout."

The crew of the last California
California
Zephyr upon its arrival in Oakland in 1970

In its original run, California
California
Zephyr operated over the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad from Chicago
Chicago
to Denver, Colorado, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
between Denver
Denver
and Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Western Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad
from Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
to Oakland, California. Cars owned by different railroads ran together; cars cycled in and out for service, repairs, and varying passenger loads with the seasons. The first train was named in San Francisco
San Francisco
by Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
while California
California
Lieutenant Governor Goodwin Knight, mayor of San Francisco Elmer Robinson, and WP President Harry A. Mitchell looked on. For the inaugural run in 1949, every woman on the train was given "silver" and orange orchids flown from Hilo, Hawaii. The car hostesses were known as "Zephyrettes."[4] In summer 1954 the schedule for 2,532 miles Chicago
Chicago
to San Francisco was 50hr 50min. An eastbound California
California
Zephyr through Ruby Canyon
Ruby Canyon
saw the train's first birth on March 1, 1955, when Reed Zars was born.

California
California
Zephyr (1970 route)

Legend

Dist.

Station

0 mi

0 km

Chicago

38 mi

61 km

Aurora

83 mi

134 km

Mendota

131 mi

211 km

Kewanee

162 mi

261 km

Galesburg

IL

IA

across

Mississippi River

206 mi

332 km

Burlington

233 mi

375 km

Mount Pleasant

255 mi

410 km

Fairfield

280 mi

451 km

Ottumwa

393 mi

632 km

Creston

IA

NE

across

Missouri River

496 mi

798 km

Omaha

551 mi

887 km

Lincoln

648 mi

1043 km

Hastings

779 mi

1254 km

McCook

NE

CO

1034 mi

1664 km

Denver

CBQ

DRGW

1219 mi

1962 km

Glenwood Springs

1308 mi

2105 km

Grand Junction

CO

UT

1387 mi

2232 km

Thompson

1485 mi

2390 km

Helper

1560 mi

2511 km

Provo

1604 mi

2581 km

Salt Lake City

DRGW

WP

1726 mi

2778 km

Wendover

UT

NV

1867 mi

3005 km

Elko

2002 mi

3222 km

Winnemucca

2094 mi

3370 km

Gerlach

NV

CA

2160 mi

3476 km

Herlong

2211 mi

3558 km

Portola

2251 mi

3623 km

Keddie

2327 mi

3745 km

Oroville

2353 mi

3787 km

Marysville

2393 mi

3851 km

Sacramento

2438 mi

3924 km

Stockton

2491 mi

4009 km

Pleasanton

2502 mi

4027 km

Fremont (Niles)

2525 mi

4064 km

Oakland

free motor coach

transfer with ticket

2532 mi

4075 km

San Francisco

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The California
California
Zephyr was not immune to falling passenger travel in the 1960s; moreover, it began to lose money even when sold out. The Western Pacific applied to discontinue its portion in 1966 but the Interstate Commerce Commission
Interstate Commerce Commission
(ICC) refused after public outcry. The D&RGW made the same request in 1969 and in 1970 the ICC permitted Western Pacific to end its portion, provided the D&RGW and Burlington provide "some semblance of [service]" between Chicago
Chicago
and Ogden, Utah. The last westbound California
California
Zephyr to the west coast left Chicago
Chicago
on March 22, 1970 and arrived in Oakland two days later. The California
California
Zephyr had operated for 21 years and 2 days. East of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
the train was reduced to a tri-weekly schedule, operating as California
California
Service on the Burlington and as the Rio Grande Zephyr on the Rio Grande. The Rio Grande portion of the train was extended beyond Salt Lake to Ogden, Utah, allowing Nevada
Nevada
and California
California
passengers to connect to the Southern Pacific Railroad's City of San Francisco. This continued until the creation of Amtrak
Amtrak
on May 1, 1971.[5] "Zephyrettes"[edit]

A Zephyrette
Zephyrette
(center, in blue uniform) at work on the lower level of a California
California
Zephyr Vista- Dome car
Dome car
in 1967

Main articles: Zephyrette
Zephyrette
and Zephyrette
Zephyrette
(train) The brainchild of Velma McPeek, the Burlington's Supervisor of Passenger Train Services, the Zephyrettes were train hostesses who performed a wide variety of roles, from tour guide to first aid responder to babysitter. After debuting on the Denver
Denver
Zephyr in 1936, they served on the California
California
Zephyr from 1949 until it was discontinued in 1970.[6] Described by former Zephyrette
Zephyrette
Julie Ann Lyman as "the railroad's answer to the air line stewardess",[7] the various duties of the position included welcoming passengers, making announcements, sending telegrams, making dinner reservations, and generally serving as a liaison between the train's passengers and its crew. At any one time, there were 10 or 11 Zephyrettes who were actively employed.[6] When Amtrak
Amtrak
revived the California
California
Zephyr in 1983 it invited a former Zephyrette, Beulah Bauman, to christen the train.[8] A pair of the Western Pacific's Budd Rail Diesel Cars (RDCs), replacements for the Royal Gorge (trains No. 1 and 2), also picked up the name Zephyrette.[9]:26 From September 15, 1950, to October 2, 1960, they were in service between Oakland, California, and Salt Lake City, a distance of 924 miles (1,487 km),[10] which made the route the longest RDC service in the United States.[11][12][13] Amtrak
Amtrak
era[edit]

Amtrak
Amtrak
California
California
Zephyr (interactive map)

An EMD FP7
EMD FP7
and two EMD SDP40Fs pull the eastbound San Francisco
San Francisco
Zephyr through the Yuba Gap in 1975.

See also: San Francisco
San Francisco
Zephyr Amtrak
Amtrak
intended to revive the California
California
Zephyr as part its original route network in 1971, using the Burlington Northern east of Denver, the Rio Grande between Denver
Denver
and Ogden, and the Southern Pacific west of Ogden, Utah. At the last minute, the Rio Grande refused to join Amtrak, fearing the new company's passenger trains would interfere with profitable freight traffic. This forced Amtrak
Amtrak
on to the Union Pacific's Overland Route through southern Wyoming instead of Colorado. For a brief time, between the spring of 1971 and the summer of 1972, passengers traveling between Chicago
Chicago
and Oakland would have to travel on two different trains: the Denver
Denver
Zephyr, which operated daily between Chicago
Chicago
and Denver, and the City of San Francisco, which operated three times a week, between Denver
Denver
and the San Francisco
San Francisco
Bay Area. Eventually, however, after several false starts, Amtrak consolidated the two trains into one, dubbed the San Francisco
San Francisco
Zephyr, homage to both the California
California
Zephyr and the San Francisco
San Francisco
Chief, between Chicago
Chicago
and Oakland. The Rio Grande continued to operate the Rio Grande Zephyr
Rio Grande Zephyr
between Denver
Denver
and Ogden.[14] In 1983 the D&RGW elected to join Amtrak, citing increasing losses in passenger operations. Amtrak
Amtrak
re-routed the San Francisco
San Francisco
Zephyr over the D&RGW's Moffat Subdivision between Denver
Denver
and Salt Lake City, its original preference from 1971. The change was scheduled for April 25, but a mudslide at Thistle, Utah
Utah
closed the line and delayed the change until July 16. With the change of route, Amtrak
Amtrak
renamed the train as the California
California
Zephyr.[15][16] The modern California
California
Zephyr uses mostly the same route as the original east of Salt Lake City. While the train departs Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
to the west on former Western Pacific tracks (now part of the Central Corridor), the train switches to the Overland Route by the time it reaches Winnemucca. As the Union Pacific Railroad uses directional running across central Nevada, the spot the train switches lines depends on the direction of travel.[17] The route west of Elko, Nevada
Nevada
is essentially the route of the former City of San Francisco.

Eastbound California
California
Zephyr led by an EMD F40PHR at Tunnel No. 17, Newcastle, California, 1995

California
California
Zephyr 60th Anniversary Special, 2009. Rear car is the Budd #377 "Silver Solarium," built 1948-49.

A small note in the July 2010 Trains said that this train is listed not only for route improvement, but to host a second route, the discontinued Desert Wind
Desert Wind
route.[18] The following is what is listed for the Zephyr route:

Possible Desert Wind
Desert Wind
extension, Salt Lake City- Los Angeles
Los Angeles
via Las Vegas, Nevada Possible equipment upgrades similar to that of the Empire Builder, possibly regardless if the first change is successful or not.

Route description[edit]

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A pre- Amtrak
Amtrak
California
California
Zephyr in the Feather River Canyon.

The west-bound train is Amtrak
Amtrak
number 5 (eastbound, it is number 6). Upon leaving Chicago
Chicago
Union Station, the train travels along the Metra BNSF Railway
BNSF Railway
Line, with an intermediate stop in Naperville, Illinois. After passing through Aurora, Illinois, the train passes through the seemingly endless corn, soybean fields and small farming towns of Illinois
Illinois
and Iowa. The route crosses into Iowa
Iowa
at the Burlington Rail Bridge across the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
in Burlington, Iowa, then into Nebraska
Nebraska
between Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs
and Omaha. Overnight, and into the early morning, the train traverses Nebraska
Nebraska
and northeastern Colorado, before making a morning arrival into Denver. At Denver
Denver
the train departs BNSF Railway-owned track. From Denver west, the train runs along the Union Pacific Railroad's Central Corridor. The scenery changes dramatically departing Denver
Denver
as the train climbs the Rocky Mountains. After going through the Tunnel District, the line crosses the Continental Divide
Continental Divide
via the 6.2 mile-long Moffat Tunnel
Moffat Tunnel
under James Peak. The tracks then follow the Colorado
Colorado
River, through the transition from a narrow, whitewater river (popular with rafters, who habitually moon the train as it passes) to a much wider stream past Glenwood Canyon
Glenwood Canyon
and Interstate 70 toward Grand Junction. The train finally departs the now much larger Colorado River after exiting Ruby Canyon, which is also where the train enters Utah. In Utah
Utah
the train follows the southern rim of the Book Cliffs
Book Cliffs
to their end near Helper. The train then crosses the Wasatch Mountains, cresting at Soldier Summit. After passing the Wasatch the train arrives at the Wasatch Front
Wasatch Front
where most of the population of Utah
Utah
is located. Once the train reaches Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
the train loosely follows Interstate 80
Interstate 80
until the terminus of the train in California. Both the freeway and railroad pass along the south shore of the Great Salt Lake and across the Bonneville Salt Flats
Bonneville Salt Flats
towards Nevada. After crossing the Utah/ Nevada
Nevada
state line at Wendover, Utah/West Wendover, Nevada, the route passes the Toano Range, via Silver Zone Pass, across the Goshute Valley, tunnels under the Pequop Mountains
Pequop Mountains
and then skirts the northern edge of the Ruby Mountains. The train first reaches the Humboldt River
Humboldt River
near Wells, which the train loosely follows until the river's end in the Humboldt Sink
Humboldt Sink
near Lovelock. The tracks cross the center of the Forty Mile Desert, on the other side of this desert valley is the Truckee River
Truckee River
which provides the train's path to Reno and up the Sierra Nevada
Nevada
in California. In California, the train crests the Sierra Nevada
Nevada
at Donner Pass
Donner Pass
and, after rounding Donner Lake, descends following a high ridge between the American and Yuba Rivers, through Emigrant Gap. Eventually, the California
California
Zephyr reaches the lowland areas of the California
California
Central Valley, and then along the San Pablo Bay, with stops in Sacramento and Davis. It crosses the Benicia Bridge and has stops in Martinez and Richmond. Then, the trip ends in Emeryville, a suburb of Oakland. From Emeryville
Emeryville
the free Emery Go Round
Emery Go Round
shuttle connects passengers to the Bay Area Rapid Transit
Bay Area Rapid Transit
(BART) system, or a Thruway Motorcoach
Thruway Motorcoach
provides connecting service to San Francisco's Embarcadero (with sweeping city views from the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge along the way). The original California
California
Zephyr used the Feather River Route
Feather River Route
as its path through the Sierra Nevada, and served different cities west of Winnemucca, Nevada. Instead of passing through Reno, the original Zephyr was routed via Gerlach, Nevada
Nevada
and in California
California
passed through Portola, Oroville, Sacramento, Stockton and Pleasanton before arriving at the Oakland depot where a ferry service was available to San Francisco.[19] The Feather River Route
Feather River Route
is still in use for freight; however, anyone wishing to see this portion of the original route must now use State Route 70 which runs parallel to the old Western Pacific track. Equipment[edit] Original service[edit]

Inaugural 1949 consist

Baggage Vista-Dome chair car Vista-Dome chair car Vista-Dome chair car Vista-Dome dormitory-buffet-lounge car Sleeper (10 roomettes, 6 double bedrooms) Sleeper (10 roomettes, 6 double bedrooms) Diner (48 seats) Sleeper (16 sections) Sleeper (10 roomettes, 6 double bedrooms) Vista-Dome dormitory-buffet-lounge-observation (1 drawing room, 3 double bedrooms)

[20]

The Budd Company
Budd Company
manufactured six ten-car trainsets; three went to the Burlington, two to the Western Pacific and one to the Rio Grande. In line with the train's sightseeing schedule, each set included five of the new "Vista-Domes" (three coaches, a dormitory-lounge, and a dormitory-observation car). The California
California
Zephyr was the first long-distance train to carry domes in regular service.[4] The Pennsylvania Railroad
Pennsylvania Railroad
owned a single 10-roomette 6-double bedroom sleeping car, the Silver Rapids, which was used for through service to New York City.[21] The forward section of the first Vista- Dome car
Dome car
was partitioned off and reserved for women and children. There was a door in the corridor under the dome just behind the women's restroom to the reserved section. Early on, this reserved section was opened up to all passengers and the door and partitions were removed. Ownership of the cars was split between the three railroads almost evenly across all car types. Each car was owned by one railroad, but the ownership of the cars in any one day's train depended more on what was available at the terminals than whose railroad the train was operating over. Generally positioned as the second Vista Dome coach was the car referred to as the "Conductor's Car". This car was like the other Vista Dome coaches, except in the B end, was a small booth with a bench seat and desk for the Conductor. In 1952 another Pullman sleeper (6 double bedrooms - 5 compartments) was added to each consist. With the new cars delivered that year, cars arriving in Chicago
Chicago
on the California
California
Zephyr were made available for use on the Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr for an overnight round trip to Lincoln, Nebraska. When the cars returned from Lincoln the next day they were placed back in the westbound California
California
Zephyr's consist for the next train out of Chicago
Chicago
that afternoon.[22][23] Preservation[edit]

The former California
California
Zephyr dome coach Silver Lariat en route to Oakland on the Coast Starlight
Coast Starlight
at San Luis Obispo.

The former California
California
Zephyr dome coach Silver Bridle in service with the Inland Lakes Railway at Plymouth, Florida.

The high quality Budd-built cars of the California
California
Zephyr have proven to be popular with private car owners. Several operate in private charter service on Amtrak, including dome-observation car Silver Solarium,[24] dome-coach Silver Lariat, sleepers Silver Rapid and Silver Quail and a dome lounge now known as the Sierra Hotel. Seven museums currently hold equipment once used on the California Zephyr:

the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera, AL owns[25] the Silver Maple (ex-CB&Q 400 [sleeper], rebuilt 1963 to chair car configuration, CB&Q 4742) now numbered 4741. The Silver Maple is used in regular excursion service. the Illinois
Illinois
Railway Museum owns several Burlington locomotives that were used to pull the train on occasion, and Rio Grande dome coach Silver Pony. the Colorado
Colorado
Railroad Museum has two Rio Grande locomotives that also saw California
California
Zephyr and later Rio Grande Zephyr
Rio Grande Zephyr
service. the Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
in Florida
Florida
owns two former Western Pacific Railroad California
California
Zephyr cars: baggage car Silver Stag and dome-observation car Silver Crescent. the Avon Park Depot Museum in Florida
Florida
owns one former Western Pacific California
California
Zephyr car: the "Silver Palm;" originally a sleeper car, it is now a buffet dining car that the museum uses for dinner parties. The car was converted to its buffet car state by the Auto-Train Corporation when they bought the car.[26] the Austin Steam Train Association, which operates the Austin & Texas Central Railroad in the Hill Country between Cedar Park and Burnet, has completed its restoration of the Silver Pine. Originally a 16-section sleeper manufactured in 1948 by the Budd Company, the coach car re-entered revenue service in 2011 - for the first time since its Denver
Denver
& Rio Grande Western days. the largest collection of preserved equipment can be found in Portola, California
California
at the Western Pacific Railroad
Western Pacific Railroad
Museum. One locomotive and four cars are currently preserved there as part of the museum's "Zephyr Project" restoration program. Western Pacific 805-A
Western Pacific 805-A
is the last intact locomotive built specifically for the California
California
Zephyr. The cars include dome-lounge Silver Hostel, dome coaches Silver Lodge and Silver Rifle (on long term loan from the Golden Gate Railroad Museum) and the diner Silver Plate.

Additionally, three of the diners are presently still in revenue service with Amtrak
Amtrak
as of 2015. Replicas[edit] A non-functional replica of the California
California
Zephyr was at Disney California
California
Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. It was Baker's Field Bakery and Bur-r-r Bank ice cream counter cafes at the Sunshine Plaza main entrance. The exhibit closed on July 31, 2011, as part of the park's $1.1 billion overhaul. Disney gave it to the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, California.[27] Current equipment[edit] The current California
California
Zephyr uses Superliner equipment. A typical train consists of two P42 locomotives, a baggage car, a transition sleeper, two sleeping cars, a dining car, a sightseer lounge car, and two or three coaches. See also[edit]

Trains portal

CB&Q Denver
Denver
Zephyr Longest train journeys

Footnotes[edit] Route map: Google

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Zephyr KML is from Wikidata

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Zephyr Timetable" (PDF). Amtrak. July 20, 2017. Retrieved February 6, 2018.  ^ " California
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Zephyr Route Guide" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved February 6, 2018.  ^ a b Schafer (1997), p. 68. ^ Schafer (1997), p. 69-70. ^ a b Radecki, Alan; Wilson, John. "The Zephyrettes...a History". California
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Zephyrette
Is Wacky, Wonderful". Chicago
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Tribune. Retrieved February 1, 2015.  ^ "New Amtrak
Amtrak
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References[edit]

Kisor, Henry (1995). Zephyr: Tracking A Dream Across America. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY. ISBN 978-1-55850-477-6.  Kelly, John (2017). The California
California
Zephyr: An Entertaining History of America's Most Celebrated Train Route. Hudson, WI: Enthusiast Books. ISBN 9781583883471.  "The Zephyrettes". California
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Zephyr Virtual Museum. Retrieved May 28, 2006.  Sanders, Craig (2006). Amtrak
Amtrak
in the Heartland. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-34705-3.  Schafer, Mike; Welsh, Joe (1997). Classic American Streamliners. Osceola, Wisconsin: MotorBooks International. ISBN 978-0-7603-0377-1.  Wayner, Robert J., ed. (1972). Car Names, Numbers and Consists. New York: Wayner Publications. OCLC 8848690.  Zimmermann, Karl (2004). Burlington's Zephyrs. Saint Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0-7603-1856-0. 

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Named trains of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

Ak-Sar-Ben Zephyr American Royal Zephyr Black Hawk The Buffalo Bill California
California
Zephyr Denver
Denver
Zephyr Exposition Flyer General Pershing Zephyr Kansas City Zephyr Mark Twain Zephyr Nebraska
Nebraska
Zephyr Ozark State Zephyr Pioneer Zephyr Sam Houston Zephyr Silver Streak Zephyr The Shoshone Texas Zephyr Twin Cities Zephyr Zephyr Connection Zephyr Rocket

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Named trains of the Denver
Denver
and Rio Grande Western Railroad

California
California
Zephyr Exposition Flyer Prospector Rio Grande Zephyr San Juan Express Shavano

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Named trains of the Western Pacific Railroad

California
California
Zephyr Expositio

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