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Passport to Adventure: Salt Lake City to Green River

Passport to Adventure: Salt Lake City to Green River

At Amtrak we believe every trip you take has the potential to become your next great adventure. That is why this summer, we have partnered with Passion Passport to help capture a look at the services we offer and the many destinations we serve across the country. Read on for a little trainspiration brought to you from the California Zephyr: Catching the 3:30 ...

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Amtrak Vets: Meet Jeff

Amtrak Vets: Meet Jeff

Since June 2013, 21% of new hires have been veterans. In fact, 1 in 5 Amtrak employees is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. This includes the active duty and retired vets who have found a rewarding career at Amtrak, where military values of teamwork, leadership and integrity align well with work on the railroad (fact: Amtrak President & CEO ...

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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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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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Love on the Rails

Love on the Rails

We asked you to send us your Amtrak love stories in anticipation of  Valentine’s Day and we got some heart-warming tales of love on the rails! Read on to hear how real life Amtrak-ers met their S.O.’s! “Two years ago I was on the Acela.  A man next to me kept trying to start a conversation.  I was preparing for ...

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Traveling Photographer Brian Green's Epic Amtrak Adventure

Traveling Photographer Brian Green's Epic Amtrak Adventure

While scrolling through Instagram the other day, we discovered the work of traveling photographer Brian William Green whose gorgeous photos really stood out. Curious, we reached out to the talented photog to learn more about his creative Amtrak adventure. Amtrak: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work. Brian Green: I am a traveling photographer. My work focuses on capturing ...

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Your Top Amtrak Stories of 2014

Your Top Amtrak Stories of 2014

The year is almost over, so what better time to take a ride down 2014 memory lane? We shared some great stories with you and each time it was reminder of why we love taking you where you want to go. Here are some of our top stories from 2014: Rail Stories It was a great year for Amtrak Stories. ...

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Gadget the Elf's Holiday Amtrak Adventure

Gadget the Elf's Holiday Amtrak Adventure

This year, we had a very special Santa’s helper with us: Gadget the Elf! Macy’s enlisted the help of Gadget in getting a record-breaking wish list to the North Pole, and Amtrak was there to help Gadget with his very important delivery. Every year, Macy’s makes the holiday season extra bright for children by donating $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter mailed to ...

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Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Strangers on the Train: A Story Told Through Instagram

Amtrak rider and West Coast based photographer Kelly, utilized her USA Rail Pass to travel on four different routes across the country. Traveling with her husband then on her own, Kelly met fellow riders, enjoyed the scenery and began Strangers on a Train – a photography project featured on Instagram. We caught up with Kelly to learn a little more ...

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Wen and Chris' Excellent Wedding Adventure

Wen and Chris' Excellent Wedding Adventure

Last week we met Wen Lee and Chris Stratton, newlyweds who decided to put our USA Rail Pass to good use by crisscrossing the country to hold 4 wedding receptions, in 4 different cities, over 30 days. Heading into their third (yes, third!) wedding reception in Boston, we caught up with the couple to hear about their trip aboard the Cardinal ...

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