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Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

Sleeping Accommodations Part 1: Roomette vs. Bedroom

So you need a little digital detox and you’re finally ready to take that cross-country trip with us. Hooray! We can’t wait to show you America by rail. But before you turn off your phone and enjoy the journey, you need to decide on your sleeping accommodations. To make the most out of your trip, read on to find out ...

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Scott Simon

Scott Simon <3′s NOLA

We’ve got an updated take on  New Orleans  courtesy of iHeartNOLA blogger Scott Simon. Read on to re-discover the Big Easy. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you became a NOLA blogger. Scott: I started blogging about NOLA after Katrina with the distinct purpose of sharing with the rest of the world why people fall in love ...

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A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

A Message from Amtrak Regarding On-time Performance

We often hear from passengers about on-time performance (OTP), and want to take a moment to address this important issue.  We’ve found it is the single biggest factor in your Amtrak experience. How does America’s rail network operate? Our nation was built by a world-class rail system that connects small towns and big cities via a vast rail network that is owned by ...

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Five Spring Break Destinations

Five Spring Break Destinations

Yes, many of you in the Midwest and Northeast have snow mounds staring at you through the window. And yes, hearing the bird chirp and seeing the flowers bloom seems forever away. But we’re here to help you rally. Spring break is a’coming for students, families and adults who need some sunshine. Don’t wait until it’s too late to travel. ...

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Winter Travel Tips

Winter Travel Tips

If we learned anything this week it's this,  old man winter is here and we'll be dashing through the snow for at least the next month. We're prepped and ready to handle any curve balls winter has in store but we want you, our Amtrak riders, to be prepared too. Before you embark on your next winter wonderland ride with ...

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Stylish Dallas: Your Next Stop for a Girl’s Weekend

Stylish Dallas: Your Next Stop for a Girl’s Weekend

Sometimes you just need a trip with the girls. No boys, no children, just the ladies. Girl's weekends are the perfect time to decompress from real life and more importantly let loose. Last time we recommended a girl's weekend, it was all about The Chi. This time around we're taking it to The D! We chatted with Blair, Ellen and ...

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Sports-Focused Amtrak Adventures

Sports-Focused Amtrak Adventures

The super bowl has come and gone, and like many sports fans we’re a little sad to see football go. But instead of boo-hooing we’re all about planning our next sports-focused Amtrak adventure. Here are a few options to check out so you can do the same. Florida: Spring Training Baseball season is still two months away, but the boys ...

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Train-able February Events in NYC

Train-able February Events in NYC

Snowy months don't have to mean hibernation. In fact, the best way to beat the winter blues is to plan some weekend adventures with your besties or S.O. Since the Big Apple is filled with a cornucopia of all things cultural, we thought we'd recommend a few things to check out. The best part? We'll do the driving on either ...

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Top Spots Along Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route

Top Spots Along Amtrak’s Empire Builder Route

Nature is known to be a show off, but along the Empire Builder she's pulled out all the stops. For those of you looking for an Instagram -worthy adventure, Amtrak's Empire Builder takes you on an adventure through Big Sky Country to the picturesque Pacific Northwest with stops in between sure to satisfy the outdoorsy and homebody alike. We've recapped a few ...

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‘Enthusiastic, Diverse and Evolving,’ Meet the Real St. Louis

‘Enthusiastic, Diverse and Evolving,’ Meet the Real St. Louis

Take a second and think about St. Louis. What comes to mind? The Arch, the Cardinals, Nelly’s Country Grammar? Now forget all of that and get ready to be updated on all things St. Louis. By now, you know we love chatting with locals. What better way to prepare for an Amtrak ride to a new city than to get the ...

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B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

B&B’s Along Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor

It’s time for a weekend getaway, and you’re looking for something new. Nice hotels are well, nice, but sometimes it feels good to support local businesses who can give you an insider’s view of a town you’ve never been to before. We researched some bed and breakfast spots along the Northeast Corridor that would be perfect for a weekend adventure ...

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The Secret Life of Trains

The Secret Life of Trains

Ever wondered where your train goes when you’re not on it? Ivy City! Our maintenance facility located just outside Washington, D.C.'s Union Station is home to hard working men and women dedicated to ensuring that your ride is in tip top shape, whether it's mechanical engineering or clean carpets. Transporting millions of people a year means serious maintenance and preventative ...

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Your Best Amtrak Quotes

Your Best Amtrak Quotes

Sometimes seeing the beauty of America from the comforts of the train leaves you speechless. The mountains, the connectivity, the wide open spaces, it’s wonderfully overwhelming. But when that moment passes and the words rush to the front part of your mind, that moment, that’s what we like to hear about. Fortunately over the years, we’ve chatted with riders who ...

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Amtrak Design Guru Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Uniforms

Amtrak Design Guru Gives Us the Inside Scoop on Uniforms

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amtrak (besides gorgeous views and adventure, of course)? The iconic conductor’s hat! It’s the signature item in Amtrak’s Uniform Program. To find out more about Amtrak’s uniforms we spoke with award-winning fashion-forward Tom Wiley, the creative genius behind Amtrak’s sweet style. A forty year veteran of Amtrak, Tom’s been ...

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Riders Pick Top Places to Visit in 2015

Riders Pick Top Places to Visit in 2015

As we settle comfortably into 2015, we're reminded that a new year means time to discover a new destination. But as we daydream about the next great trip, we began to wonder, what cities do you want to discover this year?  In true Amtrak fashion, instead of wondering we asked on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Here’s what you had to ...

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