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Amtrak Commissions New Veterans Locomotive

Amtrak Commissions New Veterans Locomotive

On June 29th, Amtrak commissioned a brand new Siemens-built ACS-64 into service along the Northeast Corridor as a tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces. This includes the  active duty and retired veterans who have found a rewarding career at Amtrak, where military values of teamwork, leadership and integrity align well with work on the railroad ...

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Amtrak Website Gets a New Look

Amtrak Website Gets a New Look

At Amtrak, we are committed to providing our customers with the best travel experience possible. For us, this experience doesn’t start on the train it starts when you plan your trip. That’s why today we’re taking the first step in making significant changes on  Amtrak.com. The website refresh is focused on delivering our customers with an easier navigation designed to ...

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Family Fun Amtrak Cities

Family Fun Amtrak Cities

Are you planning a family trip this summer? We know making sure everyone is happy can be…well…a bit of an uphill battle. Let us help! Over the years, we’ve chatted with lots of locals eager to share their recommendations of where to go and what to do in their city. Today, we pulled together a list purely focused on Amtrak served ...

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Battle of the Routes: Texas Eagle vs. Sunset Limited

Battle of the Routes: Texas Eagle vs. Sunset Limited

Each day, Amtrak trains travel through 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces making it safe to say that we can take you to a few great destinations. But with so many Amtrak views and opportunities for adventure we got to thinking, what’s your favorite? This summer with your help, we’re going to have a little fun ...

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Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Let The Rails Take You to Sand and Surf

Summertime is the best time for an Amtrak adventure. Sunshine and warm weather  is the perfect recipie for fun with family and friends. We've compiled a list of great beach destinations that our rails can take you to. Break out the SPF, adult beverages and beach reads, we'll handle the driving! Solana Beach, California: This picturesque beach stop on the ...

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Part II: Enjoying the Journey

Part II: Enjoying the Journey

Last week chatted with Mayra, a Peruvian fashion designer studying at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) about her excitement leading up to her trip to Washington, DC as part of the Smithsonian Folk Festival – Peru Pachamama. Now that she and fellow students have completed the first part of their trip, we wanted to see how they enjoyed the journey. So ...

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What are Heat Restrictions?

What are Heat Restrictions?

It's officially the dog days of summer, and record temperatures are being recorded from Death Valley to Delaware. Aside from the extra AC, the triple-degree heat also means potential heat restrictions and slow orders along our rails. In a nutshell those are rules that require our trains to slow down when the track temperatures reach a certain level. Once that happens, ...

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Chana Lynn Tells Us What’s Up With Raleigh

Chana Lynn Tells Us What’s Up With Raleigh

We caught up with Chana Lynn, the blogger behind RaleighWhatsUp to get her take on why this bustling city should be a stop on your ‘must-visit’ list! Amtrak: Tell us about Raleigh. What makes it a great city to live in? Chana: In the last 10 years, Raleigh has seen big changes. The amount of new restaurants, breweries and small businesses ...

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Part 1: The Excitement Before the Journey

Part 1: The Excitement Before the Journey

Taking the train is always an experience. The anticipation of the trip builds from the moment you pick a destination. But if you’re traveling for a special event, the excitement is instantly elevated. That’s the case for Mayra, a Peruvian fashion designer studying at The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York that is headed to Washington, DC to be ...

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Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

Four Amtrak Vacations to Explore This Summer

We believe that no vacation day should be left behind. We believe that the kids, whether school age or college bound should build lasting memories with family. We believe that bestie adventures, couples getaways and solo explorations are something to be celebrated. And we believe that sometimes planning those adventures should be done by us. Meet Amtrak Vacations. With Amtrak ...

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Patriotic 4th of July Getaways

Patriotic 4th of July Getaways

Nothing says summer like our nation's birthday (Happy 239th, America!). What better way to pay homage to the land of the free and home of the brave than visiting some top patriotic spots? Conveniently, we've got many routes that can take you to some magnificent monuments and their cities for a day of fun, family and fireworks. 1. Washington Monument, ...

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#ReasonsToRide: It’s Cozy

#ReasonsToRide: It’s Cozy

Stretch out, fall asleep, get lost in a view then, repeat. There is no denying it, train travel is Cozy (yes, that’s with a capital C).  But if you’ve never experienced a cross country Amtrak adventure then you might not know just how cozy we get. Here’s what you’re missing. Lots of Legroom Whether you’re traveling for one hour or ...

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Which Amtrak Adventure are You?

Which Amtrak Adventure are You?

Take our quiz to find out if you're the cool Coast Starlight, classic Crescent, adventurous California Zephyr or swanky Silver Star. Share your results in the comments below. All Aboard!

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Westward Bound: Vincent Carabeo’s Cross Country Travels

Westward Bound: Vincent Carabeo’s Cross Country Travels

 Amtrak: What made you decide to take a trip with us? Vincent: I’ve been going back and forth about leaving NYC and moving to Seattle. I love the city life but after living in San Francisco for six years and living in NYC for about a year, I suddenly had this desire to slow it down a little. I wanted to ...

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Ride to Pride

Ride to Pride

At Amtrak we believe that diversity isn't limited to respect for our customers, but extends to social responsibility within the communities we serve. That is why Amtrak is a proud annual sponsor of national pride events such as Capital Pride and New York Pride. Ready to celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June with us? We've made planning easy with this list ...

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