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USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

USA Rail Pass, Let’s Explore

We all know America is beautiful, but seeing it from sea level is truly breathtaking. With our Amtrak USA Rail Pass, we give adventurous souls the opportunity to create the epic rail journey of their dreams. But before you pack your bags, there are a few things you need to know. Here are five USA Rail Pass knowledge nuggets just ...

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New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

New Baggage Cars Coming Soon

First we gave you a sneak peek at our new long distance equipment and now it’s time to talk testing! Today, we're happy to announce that our new baggage cars begin the testing phase of their new equipment journey to the rails. During  field testing, the baggage cars will travel to Chicago, New Orleans, Miami and along the Northeast Corridor ...

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

You can make life-long memories on a cross-country trip with Dad or take the train back home to see him this weekend. No matter how you choose to celebrate, Amtrak wants to wish all the train-loving Dads out there a Happy Father's Day! If you're staying home today, take a minute to learn more about one Dad's trip of a ...

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Exhibit Train Goes to the Natural State

Exhibit Train Goes to the Natural State

Making its tenth stop of the year, our Exhibit Train is traveling all the way to Springdale, Ark this weekend (June 14-5 from 10 a.m. - 4  p.m.) for the National Railway Historical Society Convention! But don't think our Exhibit Train is just for rail experts. We have fun stuff for the rail novices too. Don't believe us, just check out the top 5 ...

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The Auto Train is Even Cooler Than You Think

The Auto Train is Even Cooler Than You Think

Traveling non-stop between Washington D.C. and Orlando, the Auto Train is the only Amtrak service that gets passengers and their cars, motorcycles, small boats, jet skies – you name it! -- to where they want to be. But, news alert: the idea of the Auto Train didn’t actually originate with Amtrak. Here’s the story: In the 1960s, the U.S. Department of ...

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Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

Amtrak Honors Armed Forces for Memorial Day

At 3:00 p.m., local time, engineers will sound the horns of locomotives throughout the Amtrak system in honor of the National Moment of Remembrance. As we help thousands of customers reach friends and family this holiday weekend, Amtrak invites you to join us in remembering and honoring the service and sacrifice of America's armed forces. Today Amtrak proudly employs returning service ...

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PHOTOS: Inside the Amtrak Chicago Control Center

PHOTOS: Inside the Amtrak Chicago Control Center

The Windy City is home to one of Amtrak's busiest stations (3.5 million passengers a year!). Throughout our 500-destination system, Chicago is home to most of our long-distance, overnight trains. That makes traffic control along the surrounding railroads a complicated and exciting job. The Chicago Control Center is one of five Amtrak dispatching offices that dispatch 2,500 trains carrying nearly 900,000 ...

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Carolinian Train Celebrates 24 Years

Carolinian Train Celebrates 24 Years

This week the Carolinian service, which connects New York City and Charlotte, N.C. turns 24! What’s the best way to celebrate, you ask? By traveling on the Carolinian, of course! At the kick-off event of the Carolinian’s ceremonial run, Miss North Carolina, Kelly Fletcher celebrated  with a glass of champagne. And since we're handling the driving, you can still enjoy a beverage from our Cafe Car ...

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Free Exhibit Train Joins Cheyenne Depot Days

Free Exhibit Train Joins Cheyenne Depot Days

After a successful weekend in Longview, Texas, for National Train Day, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will make its eighth stop of the year at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, this weekend. As a museum dedicated to telling the story of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in Wyoming, the Cheyenne Depot Museum has a strong connection to rail ...

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Don’t Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Don’t Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Today more than 300 communities will celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day! For National Train Day 2014, we're hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. And to say "thank you" to today's participants, we're also giving away a special promotional offer at all National Train Day locations! Use the promotional code V655 when you book a long-distance ...

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Join the National Train Day Fun Online with #AmtrakNTD

Join the National Train Day Fun Online with #AmtrakNTD

Tomorrow more than 300 communities from across the country will be celebrating National Train Day! It's a free event dedicated to the communities, kids and kids at heart that we serve throughout our national railroad system. Join us tomorrow at a National Train Day celebration near you and share your experience online using the hashtag #AmtrakNTD. We'll be tweeting and training all ...

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Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

On Saturday, May 10 we expect more than 300 communities to celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the events to life in your communities. We are dreaming big for National Train Day 2014, hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. That means families, mayors, mechanics, ...

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What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

What We’re Working On: Hudson Yards Project

With over 260 colleges and universities in the region, 710,000  rail commuters and 40,000 daily Amtrak riders, it's safe to say the Northeast Corridor (NEC) is a busy place. In September 2013, we broke ground on the Hudson Yards Project, a critical infrastructure project that will secure a pathway for future Hudson River rail tunnels to connect with New York Penn Station (the busiest train ...

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Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with New Cleaner Train Equipment

Amtrak Celebrates Earth Day with New Cleaner Train Equipment

  Today we’re proud to announce that a vital piece of train equipment that we use every day in Washington, D.C., is being replaced with a more efficient version. GenSet switchers are what our employees use to move trains around in the train yard. Today, local Washington dignitaries joined Amtrak’s vice president of government affairs and corporate communication in welcoming ...

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Pharrell Williams Films “Happy” at LA Union Station

It's hard to be unhappy when you watch singer-song writer Pharrell Williams perform his new hit “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2. But what makes us straight-up giddy is that the accompanying music video was filmed at our train station in Los Angeles! Last fall, Pharrell filmed a quirky and fun round-the-clock music video throughout L.A., beginning at the ...

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