A Train Trip with Many Milestones


In honor of her son’s 18th birthday and high school graduation, Jessica and her son boarded Amtrak for a cross-country train trip beginning in sunny Los Angeles, California, and ending in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

White Sulphur Springs is home to the famous Greenbrier resort and is served by the Cardinal, which runs three days a week between New York City and Chicago, Ill.

“We were so very lucky to have Mama Janice taking care of us and making us laugh all the way,” says Jessica. Go #TeamAmtrak!

Have you ever celebrated a milestone on Amtrak? We recommend you go big like Jessica and her son and celebrate aboard a long-distance train!

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Edgar O Sanchez A
Edgar O Sanchez A

Greetings from Colombia sS.A., last year for Christmas, travel on amtrak train from Orlando to hollywod, was a great experience for my first train ride, although it was a short ride, the man next to jessika in the photo, was very friendly and fun. Thank amtrak staff hope to see you again soon