Videos

Soak It All In With A Long Distance Train Ride

Rachel Hofstetter, author of Cooking Up a Business and founder of Guesterly, and Irina Gonzalez from Latina Magazine, joined other tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders on a great adventure through the American Southwest to Austin, Texas for SXSW. They rode the Texas Eagle and discovered that the beautiful view is just one of the many perks of long distance train ...

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BJ Mendelson Breaks Down the Perks of Long Distance Train Travel

This year for SXSW, a group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders boarded the Texas Eagle for an inspiring and collaborative ride. The amazing scenery, engaging collaborative environment and the opportunity to explore and be inspired is all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience, but have we mentioned how awesome it is to sleep on a train?  We caught up with social media guru, BJ ...

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Choo Choo Bob Takes a Ride on the Pacific Surfliner

Want to impress the littlest rail fan in your life? Sit down with them and watch this cool video created by the Choo Choo Bob Show. In this episode, Choo Choo Bob and pals visit the Amtrak station in San Diego (better known as the Santa Fe Depot), and take a ride to the beach on what else, the Pacific ...

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Watch this Incredible #AmtrakLIVE Video

#AmtrakLIVE pulled into Austin last Friday after an inspiring and collaborative ride on board the Texas Eagle. The group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders documented the journey using the hashtag#AmtrakLIVE on Twitter and Instagram. The amazing scenery, engaging collaborative environment and the opportunity to explore and be inspired is all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience. And that couldn't have been more true for the #AmtrakLIVE train. ...

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NFL PLAYERS SHARE SUPER BOWL MEMORIES

Excitement for Super Bowl XLVIII had some serious competition this week:  the Polar Vortex. Much of the U.S. battled frigid temperatures, leaving no room for thinking about football. With the extremely cold temps out of the way, we can go back to gearing up for one the most anticipated sporting events--the Super Bowl! To help you you reenergize, Amtrak teamed up ...

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Magical Piano Brings Holiday Cheer to Station

Chicago train travelers were recently greeted by a holiday surprise in Union Station's Great Hall. The Magical Piano played everything from Chopsticks to Deck the Halls as busy travelers rushed to their trains. In the opening scene, a little girl plays the Magical Piano not knowing that it will come to life. While she plays the keys, it magically joins ...

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Watch this Hilarious Gangnam Style Parody!

Watch this Hilarious Gangnam Style Parody!

It's corny, but hey everyone loves a good Gangnam Style video! From Chicago Union Station to the Willis Tower, this hilarious Amtrak Gangnam Style parody takes you all over the Windy City.

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Chuckin’ It on a Cross Country Train

Chuckin’ It on a Cross Country Train

Ryan is an adventurer and the gnarly nomadic blogger behind the popular travel blog "Just Chuickin' It." Recently he found freedom and a few friends when he set off on a cross country train. What started in Washington, D.C., and ended in Seattle was an epic adventure with lots of selfies and a few slices of deep dish pizza along ...

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30th Street Station Reopens West Plaza

30th Street Station Reopens West Plaza

Tomorrow, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia will reopen its West Plaza unveiling upgrades to the third busiest station in the country. If you sing Fly, Eagles Fly every Sunday or if you just frequent the City of Brotherly Love, you’ll definitely enjoy these new features. Improved connectivity makes you a happy traveler and we get that.  That’s why we've added ...

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NYC Penn Station, Always Open

New York Penn Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Amtrak employees work around-the-clock to ensure that the busiest train station in the country, serving more the 650,000 people a day, is always open for you. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast a year a go today, bringing devastating  floods and ...

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Racks on Racks on Racks: Bikes on Blue Water

Today is the first day cyclists in Michigan can bring their bikes on the Blue Water route (between Port Huron and Chicago via East Lansing and Kalamazoo), using the easy roll-on service. "This is a huge day for bicycling and transportation as a whole in Michigan, and we're excited Amtrak stepped up," says John Lindenmayer, director of advocacy and policy ...

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Riding the Cascades to Canada

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The third video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube offers some awesome water views between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and introduces viewers to Ana, a superstar from the Cascades Bistro Car. Our Amtrak Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple ...

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We’ve Got a Big Announcement!

At Amtrak, we pride ourselves on being America's Railroad, and we're ready to take that commitment one step further. We have big news to share with our more than 31 million customers across the country! Watch this video, look for clues and stay tuned to our social media channels for the grand reveal later this week! #AmtrakVets Roger that? Read ...

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Coast Starlight, Star Bright

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The second video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube tracks (pun intended!) his trip on our Coast Starlight. That train travels between Seattle and Los Angeles everyday, but he hopped on in Emeryville just outside of San Francisco. "Amtrak’s meals are BALLER," says Eric (seriously, he ...

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Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Kyle is a Cinema Studies & Journalism student at the University of Oregon who rides our Coast Starlight between Eugene, Ore., and San Francisco when he goes home for break. According to him, it's the "breathtaking beauty of Mount Shasta, the rolling fields of central California, and the green lush landscape of Oregon" that inspired him to make this movie. We think his ...

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