CC Rail Mail: Photo Contest Winners, Thanksgiving Travel Tips, The Lion King, and Cal Football

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“Outside My Window” Photo Contest Winners Announced

Outside My Window

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the “Outside My Window” Photo Contest! We had over 200 outstanding submissions, and after a two-week voting period, five images came out on top with the most votes. The winners of the photo contest are: Maciej Gryko (Grand Prize), Nicholas Harvey (2nd Prize), Craig Kuwahara (3rd Prize), and Boris Lipkin (4th and 5th Prize). Both the Grand Prize and 2nd Prize are Lake Tahoe getaways, and all prizes include train travel on the Capitol Corridor. View all the winning photos here. Keep tagging us (@CapitolCorridor) in your beautiful images along the route, and you may see them on our Instagram or Facebook pages.

Tips for Stress-Free Thanksgiving Travel, Plus Holiday Service Info


Thanksgiving is our busiest time of year, and we’ve put together some Travel Tips to ensure you have a smooth trip. As a reminder, we will be operating on a Weekend/Holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, and the day after Thanksgiving, November 25. We’ll also be running extra connecting bus trips for service to/from Cal Poly, Chico State, and Humboldt State before and after the holiday. You can find more information about this, including actual bus times, in our Thanksgiving News Article. We wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Enjoy a Pre-Thanksgiving Feast with Our New Cafe Car Menu

Cafe Car

Visit the Café Car and make the most of your time aboard the Capitol Corridor. If you’re new to the Capitol Corridor, or it has been a while since you’ve traveled with us, you may not have seen the great new meals available in the Café Car. Fresh salads, flavorful sandwiches, and favorites like the cheese-filled pretzels are right at your fingertips. What’s more, you can raise a glass and get into the holiday spirit with a delicious cocktail, cold beer, or glass of wine from the Café Car. Go ahead, treat yourself! (Café Car Service is not available on Trains 549 and 550.)

Disney’s The Lion King Now Playing At SHN Orpheum Theatre In San Francisco

Lion King Ticket Giveaway

Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before.  And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to San Francisco! More than 80 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. The Lion King is now playing at the SHN Orpheum Theatre through December 31. To get there, take the Capitol Corridor train to the Richmond Station or Oakland Coliseum Station, and then take BART to the Civic Center station. We sell discounted BART tickets in the Cafe Car ($8 for a $10 ticket). For more information about Disney’s The Lion King, visit

Save 25% on Travel to the “Big Game” at Berkeley on 11/19

Cal Bears

On November 19, the Cal Bears will take on the Stanford Cardinal at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. The “Big Game” kicks off at 2:30pm, and the Capitol Corridor is a fun and convenient way to travel to and from the action. You can save 25% on travel with the Capitol Corridor to the game, or save 50% on up to 5 companion fares with our Friends and Family discount. Those discounts are also good for the game against the UCLA Bruins on November 26.