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Passport to Adventure: Salt Lake City to Green River

Passport to Adventure: Salt Lake City to Green River

At Amtrak we believe every trip you take has the potential to become your next great adventure. That is why this summer, we have partnered with Passion Passport to help capture a look at the services we offer and the many destinations we serve across the country. Read on for a little trainspiration brought to you from the California Zephyr: Catching the 3:30 ...

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4 Labor Day Destinations Just A Train Ride Away

4 Labor Day Destinations Just A Train Ride Away

While it may still may feel like the dogs days of summer in many parts of the country, summer is slowly coming to an end, which means it is time to plan one more trip. Lucky for you there’s a four-day weekend on the horizon and we’re ready to be your ride.  We have 500 destinations to choose from but we ...

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Battle of the Routes: Southwest Chief vs. Empire Builder

Battle of the Routes: Southwest Chief vs. Empire Builder

Are you ready for Part II of Battle of the Routes?  We are! And here’s a little secret: this is as much fun for us as it is for you. We love reading about your memories and seeing your allegiance to your favorite Amtrak route. This month we turned our focus to the Empire Builder and the Southwest Chief. As ...

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Amtrak Vets: Meet Jeff

Amtrak Vets: Meet Jeff

Since June 2013, 21% of new hires have been veterans. In fact, 1 in 5 Amtrak employees is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. This includes the active duty and retired vets who have found a rewarding career at Amtrak, where military values of teamwork, leadership and integrity align well with work on the railroad (fact: Amtrak President & CEO ...

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Here’s How to Enjoy a Family Trip to Milwaukee

Here’s How to Enjoy a Family Trip to Milwaukee

Discovering a new American city with your family is one of the joys of train travel. And after chatting with Milwaukee working mom and blogger Jess of Adventures in Sunshineland, we’re happy to say you might add a new destination to your must visit list. While it’s known to many as Brew City, Jess happily tells us that Milwaukee is ...

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The Matouk Family’s Amtrak Adventure

The Matouk Family’s Amtrak Adventure

Looking for a great family vacation idea? Look no further. George Matouk and his wife Mindy of Matouk Linens planned their Empire Builder  adventure and then partnered with Traditional Home during their travels to showcase the many ways you can personalize your very own bedroom on board while enjoying some quality family time. Read on to discover the perks of Amtrak, family style: ...

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Passport to Adventure: Emeryville to Truckee

Passport to Adventure: Emeryville to Truckee

At Amtrak we believe every trip you take has the potential to become your next great adventure. That is why this summer, we have partnered with Passion Passport to help capture a look at the services we offer and the many destinations we serve across the country. Read on for a little trainspiration brought to you from the California Zephyr: My colleague (and ...

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Amtrak Unveils New Technologies for Accessible Travel

Amtrak Unveils New Technologies for Accessible Travel

As the nation recognizes the 25th anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this July, we’ve unveiled a new platform at the Ann Arbor, Michigan station. As part of our commitment to the ADA community, Amtrak has been proud to partner with Michigan DOT, the Federal Railroad Administration, the City of Ann Arbor, the Lieutenant Governor of Michigan ...

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Your End of Summer Destination List

Your End of Summer Destination List

Summer is halfway over. We know, we know, it pains us too. Instead of weeping, let’s plan one, two or even three more Amtrak adventures before the end of the summer. Whatdaya say? As always, we’re here with summer spots worth the ride. And now, we’re not just talking sweet cities to discover. We’re talking music and food festivals, baseball ...

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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Delicious

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Delicious

We take “Fast Food” serious at Amtrak. Seriously, you can get a hot meal served table side while the train speeds down the tracks in our dining cars. Take a peek through the slideshow to get a taste (pun intended!) of all the deliciousness that awaits you on board. From french toast and strawberries to our classic cheeseburger, we’ve got your ...

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