Videos

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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