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LA, DC Among Most Beautiful Train Stations

LA, DC Among Most Beautiful Train Stations

Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Los Angeles Union Station and Washington, D.C., Union Station among the world's most beautiful train stations. Of the 15 stations highlighted by the travel publication, three are in the U.S. and two are served by daily Amtrak service. The third U.S. station is New York City's Grand Central Station, which serves commuter lines in ...

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Books with Heart

Books with Heart

Across the street from the Amtrak station in Hattiesburg, Miss., you’ll find Main Street Books, a quaint bookstore with a lot of heart. Owned by Mr. Shepherd, the bookstore has its own four legged book enthusiast. Patch, Mr. Shepherd’s blind book-loving cat will help book lovers find their next read. Just ask Mr.Shepherd, “Want Patch to pick out a book? ...

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Memories in the Making

Memories in the Making

There is an adventure for everyone aboard an Amtrak train, even a Papa bear and his cubs. Tory Huddleston and his sons, Malik and Tory Jr., are making memories together as they head home aboard the Crescent to Hattiesburg, Miss., from a Cub Scout trip in Atlanta.   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to ...

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California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Howard, an Amtrak Conductor, has never been to the West Coast but he has the trip all planned out. "If I could go anywhere by train, I always tell people this, I would love to go up to Chicago over to Seattle then down to Los Angeles." Howard, a former high school science teacher, is one of Amtrak's more than ...

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Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

Soul food with a side of compassion, that’s what’s on the menu at Mrs. Butta Bean, located in the Amtrak served community of Hattiesburg, Miss. When high school sweethearts Demetira and Venson opened their doors in March 2013, they wanted customers to feel like they were at Grandma’s house. Today, as they serve travelers, locals and even the homeless, they ...

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Pulling at Our Heart Strings

Pulling at Our Heart Strings

Rainel and Zully have been playing music together since they were eight years old. How many people can say that? In fact, they’ve had the same teacher, the same classroom and orchestra since they were kids. They even came from Cuba together to study on a full scholarship in the master’s program at the University of Southern Mississippi. Despite how far ...

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Brandon Stanton Feels like ‘Child Again’

Brandon Stanton Feels like ‘Child Again’

Today we're kicking off a pretty cool project. We've teamed up with Brandon Stanton, the financier-turned-photographer behind the cult favorite Humans of New York Tumblr. We spent some time with him traveling around the U.S. as he captured the beauty (and the baggage) of our train passengers. Stay tuned to our blog, where we'll release a new portrait of our ...

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23 Places to See Chuggington on Train Day

23 Places to See Chuggington on Train Day

The Chuggington Kids Depot could be making a stop at a train station near you this Saturday! In celebration of National Train Day, communities across the country will host Chuggington Kids Depots with train-themed kids activities based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior. The area will feature a variety of educational and entertaining stations including arts ...

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A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-party in Mississippi for National Train Day! How 'bout you? On May 11 both Jackson and Hattiesburg will be bumpin' with train fans. At both events there will be free kids’ activities sponsored by Disney Channel's Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. Seriously, who doens't love free stuff? Mississippi is special when it comes to train travel, because it's served ...

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