Videos

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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Take the Cali Train to Cool

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 first video in his exclusive "West Coast Medley" series on YouTube is out today! If you want to see what an Amtrak adventure is really like, check out the first leg of Eric's trip on our Pacific Surfliner between ...

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You’ll Laugh, Cry Then Want to Buy a Ticket

You can't do this on a plane. 'Nuff said. This masterpiece was created when we partnered up with HootSuite, a social media software provider. They sent Connor, we sent our Texas Eagle train and as they say ... the rest is history!

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Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

It's the City of Angels, Kardashians and Lakers. And, lucky you, we can take you there on five different routes! If you're planning to visit Los Angeles this summer, there's tons of attractions you're going to want to see, including our very own iconic train station (check out the photo above!). It's been in movies like The Dark Knight, The Italian Job ...

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New Locomotives Roll Off Assembly Line

Our new Cities Sprinter locomotives represent more reliable and energy efficient service for our Northeast intercity rail passengers. Here, Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman and Michael Cahill, President of Siemens Rail Systems division in the U.S. provide a look at the new locomotives that will be tested this summer and enter revenue service this fall. Want to learn more about Amtrak and our ...

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There’s New Hope on the Texas Eagle

There’s New Hope on the Texas Eagle

Great news, blog fans! Our Texas Eagle is adding service to Hope, Ark., beginning on April 4, and you can buy your tickets today. Aren’t familiar with the Texas Eagle? It’s one of our longest routes and travels between Chicago and LA via Dallas and Austin. In fact, we were affectionately calling it the SXSW Train this spring, because we ...

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Window to the Wild, Wild West

Window to the Wild, Wild West

Want to be blown away? Check out this video by travel blogger Eric D. White, as he chronicles his ride on our California Zephyr (named after Zephyrus, ancient Greek god of the west wind). Stops along the route include, Omaha, Neb.; Lincoln, Neb.; Denver, Colo.; Winter Park, Colo.; Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sacramento, Calif; and Davis, Calif. From Chicago ...

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Why do Trains Matter to You?

Why do Trains Matter to You?

It's less than 24 hours until spring. Know what that means? That means the season for National Train Day is upon us! In fact National Train Day is May 11, so just 53 short days to go. This year we’re gearing up for hundreds of great events at train stations across the country, but we need your help. We want ...

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2012: ‘Greatest Year for Rail in Generations’

Amtrak works with some wonderful partners in the rail industry, including Siemens, the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Here, FRA Administrator Joe Szabo looks back at some great successes from 2012, the safest year in rail industry history, and talks about the administration's plans to build on those achievements in 2013 and the years ahead.

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Sun Train: The Movie

While a picture says 1,000 words, we’re speechless after seeing this captivating video of a sunny train journey from California to New York City. Irish artist Ciaran Neilan condensed his 72-hour coast-to-coast ride into the 3 minute and 30 second “Sun Train” movie below. (No sunglasses required.)   The Sun Train from Ciarán Neilan on Vimeo.

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49 (Fast) Hours of San Francisco

When San Francisco wanted to promote the city as a travel lover's perfect destination, they took to the rails--literally. Here, our talented crew wraps the iconic Coast Starlight (Oakland to Seattle) in preparation for the "49 Hours of San Francisco" promotion. #49HoursofSF  

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