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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 travel 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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Best August Events a Train Ride Away

Best August Events a Train Ride Away

The dog days of summer are upon us, which means festivals across the country are really starting to heat up. Looking to make August a month to remember?  We've got a list of hot tickets items you don't want to miss. So snag your seat, score a deal, and check out these five must-attend August events. NYC Restaurant Week Do you ...

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A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

A Train Soundtrack for Long Distance Travel

Our California Zephyr, which travels from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., has some of the best views an Amtrak rider could ask for. Most travelers of this route can’t stop snapping photos, and some rail fans might even say you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Truckee River, the Colorado Rockies and Donner Pass from the comfort of our observation car. But ...

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The Absolutely Best Amtrak Love Stories

The Absolutely Best Amtrak Love Stories

It wasn't just the O'Jay's who found train travel to be romantic! Since Amtrak was founded in 1971, we've always been about bringing people together. And why not? Train travel is nostalgic and romantic! From coast to coast, you've shared your travel love stories with us. From whisking significant others away for surprise vacations to meeting a complete stranger who ...

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The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

Cross-country trips will teach you a lot about yourself--and your relationship with your travel partner. For Jenni and her husband, Matt, a 45-day USA Rail Pass used to travel across America is just what brought them closer. To say they love trains is an understatement: In 2011, they were married in the Norman, Okla., train station. However, in 2012, the recession made ...

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How Her Train Travel Turned into an Unforgettable Adventure

How Her Train Travel Turned into an Unforgettable Adventure

Train travel lends itself to striking up conversations with strangers--and you just never know where it can lead. For Heidi, a loyal Amtrak rider since she was a teenager visiting her grandmother, meeting a stranger she’d never forget, happened a year after graduating high school. Heidi would make routine weekend trips on the Keystone from Boston, Mass., where she lived, ...

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Blogger Hearts Train Travel with Day Trip to NYC

Blogger Hearts Train Travel with Day Trip to NYC

Despite the cold temps, Emily Tharp is up on all the hottest trends. As the the brains (and quick wit) behind the blog Her Philly, Emily keeps readers informed on all there is to do in Philadelphia, including what it's like to ride the train for a day trip to NYC. Shopping, anyone? We got a few minutes with the ...

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Living a Dream on the Sunset Limited

Living a Dream on the Sunset Limited

For some people, riding on one of our long-distance trains is a dream come true. For Shelby, taking in the scenery aboard the Sunset Limited was just part of her adventure. Shelby boarded the train in New Orleans on her way to compete in the USTA National Tennis Tournament in Tucson, Ariz. The Sunset Limited travels between New Orleans, Lo., ...

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Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Boston to DC for Spring Break!

Kathy wanted to make sure her goddaughter’s 13th birthday would be one for the record books. That's why they rode in style aboard the Northeast Regional from Boston to DC for spring break. “Thanks to Amtrak, the adventure was as much about the transportation experience as the destination,” Kathy says. If we could grant you one birthday wish, which route would ...

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A Train Trip with Many Milestones

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 ...

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