Photo of the Week


This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Alyssa who traveled on our Coast Starlight, which runs between Seattle and Los Angeles, this week.

We're not sure what filter gave her that cotton candy sky (did someone say candy?!), but our fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter loved it, voting Alyssa's the official Photo of the Week!

Our Coast Starlight train is pretty awesome, too. When you travel on it, you'll see the snow on the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta and some of the West Coast's coolest cities (Portland, Seattle, Bay Area).

If you've never ridden one of our long-distance trains, the Coast Starlight is definitely a must-see. It's a bi-level train, which means you can even ride on the second level of the train to enjoy the view from up top!

If you’d like to submit your best Amtrak pics for our Photo of the Week contest,  tag your photo #Amtrak. Each Friday we’ll pick the best one from that week to feature here on our blog!


I love the west coast runs - we have the Coastal starlight that goes the length of the Pacific, and the Zepher if we want to go back east.  Not to mention the Capital Corridor that  goes thru the San Francisco area, all the while ALL of the lines out here connect to public transportation. This is the deal breaker for we drivers - we don't have to pay attention for once.

Now if you live on the east coast and are not happy with your current runs, did you consider taking the ACELA, or trying a new route just because? Instead of complaining about what you don't have enjoy what you do or find a new route just because1

judith rocchio
judith rocchio

I don't think you people at AMTRAK get it.  You're posting all these lovely scenes and we, here in the northeast, can go from St. Albans/Burlington Vermont to NYC and DC.  PERIOD.  There is a route that would take us to Boston but the tracks ARE BUSTED.  That's it, period.   Stop sending beautiful OTHER routes until you can offer us something better.  I love the train but not this one. AND, a few weeks ago, this Vermonter got as far as Connecticut and went off the track.

Get the picture!!!  We are not enamored of what you're offering us in the east.  PLUS, I'd like to go to Boise Idaho.  How do I connect to do that?