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Savannah On Our Mind

Savannah On Our Mind

The next stop on our blog tour of the South leads us to Savannah, Georgia. Our guide today is Autumn Van Gunten, editor of You're Welcome Savannah, a blog that covers Savannah's culture, food and arts scene. Autumn shares her picks to explore for locals and newbies alike: Amtrak: Tell us a little but about what makes Savannah unique? What ...

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Holiday Parades for Your Family

Holiday Parades for Your Family

Good cheer, quality time and memory making with family and friends, that’s what this time of year is all about. We love being your ride any day of the year, but it’s extra special when we can take you to the joys of the holiday season. Earlier this month, we highlighted Thanksgiving Parades across the country. But with the temperatures ...

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Travel Smart: Amtrak Mobile Apps

Travel Smart: Amtrak Mobile Apps

We know our customers are on the move, literally. That is why we've got great mobile apps (available on  iPhone®, Android(TM)and Windows Phone®) that make traveling with Amtrak a breeze.  If you aren’t one of the millions of passengers already using the mobile apps, here is a quick rundown of what you can expect from the Amtrak mobile app: Display Your eTicket: You can show ...

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EXTRA HELPING OF AMTRAK TRAINS FOR THANKSGIVING

EXTRA HELPING OF AMTRAK TRAINS FOR THANKSGIVING

We know a lot of you have travel planned with us for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday. In anticipation of that, we're adding extra Thanksgiving trains and cars to the busiest portions of our system. If you're traveling with us next week, here's where we've made some additions: Blue Water Service: Connects Chicago,  Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and East Lansing, Mich Carl Sandburg: ...

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Charming Charleston

Charming Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina has quite the reputation. According to Southern Living, Chucktown is "the most polite and hospitable city in America." In addition to the smiles and southern charm, one of America's oldest port cities has some great eats and local attractions. Getting there is easy: Amtrak's Silver Service/Palmetto whisks you away without the hassle of driving or traffic, giving ...

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Four City Pair Amtrak Getaways

Four City Pair Amtrak Getaways

We can all agree that weekend getaways are amazing. They give us an opportunity to discover or in some cases, rediscover a city. They allow us to recharge and relax. It’s easy to wait for the next four-day weekend, but we say why wait? We hand picked four city pairs perfect for a quick getaway. Read fast and book early ...

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AMTRAK RESIDENT: Marianne Kirby

AMTRAK RESIDENT: Marianne Kirby

Day Zero There is no train service between Orlando and New Orleans. I am on a bus between the two cities, in part because it was the most economical option but also because it seemed like a fitting way to start a transportation adventure. My ticket takes me from New Orleans to Los Angeles on the Sunset Limited and then ...

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Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Sound of Silence: The Amtrak Quiet Car

Are you looking for a productive work space where you can concentrate and prepare for your big meeting or maybe take a quick nap while we get you to your destination? Let us introduce you to the Amtrak Quiet Car. The Quiet Car is located at the opposite end of the train from the Café car and is marked off with special signs so ...

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Amtrak Salutes America’s Veterans

In a continued effort to support the nation’s service men and women, Amtrak has set a goal of ensuring 25 percent of its new hires are veterans by 2015.  If you're interested in learning more about careers at Amtrak and how skills from the armed forces transfer to the railroad, go to jobs.amtrak.com!

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Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Served by the Crescent and the Carolinian/Piedmont, Charlotte, N.C. gives visitors a nice mix of sports, shopping and family-friendly fun. We thought we knew a lot about Queen City, but after chatting with local blogger, Tamara of Blitz and Glam we found out this charming southern city has a lot to offer Amtrak riders ready for an adventure. Amtrak: How long have you lived in ...

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Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited, Views that Make You Smile

Traveling across a combined eight states and over 50 cities, our Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited routes give riders a one of a kind train travel experience. The two trains cover similar terrain (Los Angeles to San Antonio to be exact),  however after San Antonio the Texas Eagle continues to Chicago while the Sunset Limited travels all the way to ...

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Amtrak Guest Rewards Points and Perks

Amtrak Guest Rewards Points and Perks

Amtrak's best kept (not so) secret: Amtrak Guest Rewards! Our rewards program seeks to reward our loyal passengers (you) with some great perks. Curious? Not a member? Read on. As a member, the more you ride the better it gets.  Earning Tier Qualifying Points (TQP’s) throughout the calendar year, will count toward a higher tier status in the Amtrak Guest Rewards program ...

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Book Your Thanksgiving Travel Now

Book Your Thanksgiving Travel Now

Thanksgiving is our busiest time of year and we are gearing up to move America where it wants to go. This year we are operating every available passenger rail car in our fleet and scheduling extra trains and adding capacity on routes across the Amtrak system. Even with added capacity, tickets sell out early, so we encourage passengers to plan ahead and book ...

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Train Trips = Strong Memories

Train Trips = Strong Memories

We caught up with Georgetown University senior, Seattle-native and Amtrak fan Tucker Cholvin to hear why this undergrad is a strong believer that train time is time well spent (and enjoyed). After two cross-country trips, Tucker has first-hand experience and thoughts on the benefits on long distance travel, as well as a few tips for making the most of your ...

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Seven Travel Quotes to Inspire You

Seven Travel Quotes to Inspire You

The inspiration to travel comes in many different ways.  Sometimes you find it after hearing about someone’s epic Amtrak adventure.  Other times it comes after learning about all of the cool things a new city has to offer. But today, we offer you travel inspiration through the words. Take a look at the quotes that get us moving  and ready to discover ...

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