5 Amazing Sights Between LA and Austin

5 Amazing Sights Between LA and Austin

Going from Los Angeles to Austin by train offers travelers some of the most spectacular views of America. From the moment you’re in front of LA’s Union Station, you are greeted by the stunning hub named one of the most beautiful stations in the world. The almost 1,400-mile trip on the Texas Eagle crosses four states--California, New Mexico, Arizona and ...

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Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel

Audible’s Top 10 Audiobooks for Train Travel

Delving into a good book or magazine is a must when you take Amtrak. But if you want  to enjoy the beautiful scenery at the same time, audiobooks are perfect for train travel! We turned to the editors of Audible for their top 10 audiobooks for your long-distance adventure. They came up with a list that’s bound to keep you ...

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Exhibit Train’s First Stop, Chandler, Ariz.

Exhibit Train’s First Stop, Chandler, Ariz.

The wait is over! The Amtrak Exhibit Train will make 18 stops across America in 2014 kicking off on March 1-2 in Chandler, Arizona. The traveling exhibit allows visitors to take a complimentary, self-guided tour to learn about Amtrak history, our operations and future through the display of artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ...

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Video Tour of Amtrak Roomette

When you book a ticket on an overnight train, you have the choice to reserve a coach seat or a sleeper car accommodation. For sleeper car customers like travel blogger Kelley Ferro in this video, there are tons of perks! First, you get your own dedicated train attendant to book meal reservations for you, make and take down your bed, carry ...

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All Aboard the #AmtrakLIVE Train

We're going to Austin, Texas! And we're taking 30 of our closest friends with us. Even better: You can follow all of the fun, festivities and photos on our train by using the hashtag #AmtrakLIVE. We're taking a two-day journey from Los Angeles all the way to Austin, Texas, on a special train that includes an exclusive Observation Car and Sleeper ...

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What to Bring on an Overnight Train Ride

You’re the proud owner of an Amtrak long-distance train ticket, and adventure awaits! But before you leave home, here’s what you need to pack for an overnight train ride. Most importantly, bring a photo ID, the rest is all extra! Wear comfortable clothes We're not talking full-on pajamas, but breathable, stretchy clothing will make your ride more enjoyable. If you ...

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5 Best Things to Do in Austin

5 Best Things to Do in Austin

Whether you’re in the Texas capital for the tech and music festival SXSW or for vacation, there’s always plenty of things to do in Austin. Known as the live music capital of the world, Austin is also a foodie’s haven and a high-tech hub. Best of all? We can get you there on our Texas Eagle train! With so many options of ...

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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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How to Cancel a Train Reservation during Severe Weather

How to Cancel a Train Reservation during Severe Weather

Thanks to Mother Nature our service is experiencing some disruptions. If your train has been affected, here’s what you need to know! First, we apologize for the inconvenience. We know you have important places to be and people to see, and we’re sorry that our service isn’t running as planned. If you have paid but choose not to travel due ...

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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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Free Amtrak Wi-Fi Added to Midwest Trains

Free Amtrak Wi-Fi Added to Midwest Trains

We know you love to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey when you ride our trains. So beginning today, we’re offering free Wi-Fi service on eight Midwest corridor trains, with the help of Wisconsin, Missouri, Michigan and Illinois Departments of Transportation. You can check if your favorite train or nearest station has WiFi here. “We continually look for ways to improve the ...

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4 Most Scenic Train Rides

4 Most Scenic Train Rides

There's nothing like scenic train rides to get all your Instagram followers excited! While we think all of our routes are special, there are a few that really take our breath away. Here are the four most beautiful Amtrak trips in the U.S.! Coast Starlight The Coast Starlight connects Los Angeles and Seattle and goes through some pretty amazing terrain (this Instavideo proves it!). When you travel ...

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Behind the Scenes with Amtrak Wi-Fi

Behind the Scenes with Amtrak Wi-Fi

We can tell from your tweets that you really love free Wi-Fi on our trains. A lot. You’ve also had a lot of questions about the service. Why it doesn’t work like your Internet at home or just how Amtrak Wi-Fi works in general. So we went behind the scenes at our maintenance facility to show you everything that goes ...

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Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Joe Biden Welcomes 1st Cities Sprinter Locomotive

Today U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stood beside U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Amtrak CEO and President Joe Boardman to announce the launch of our Amtrak Cities Sprinter locomotive at an event held at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Powered by Siemens, these locomotives are more energy efficient, more reliable and reaffirm our commitment to improving mobility and connectivity in the ...

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Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

Check Out Vintage Amtrak Locomotives

Today the old is meeting the new on our Northeast Corridor. We've got a big announcement, but before we say anything more, we're taking a minute to look back at the durable equipment that got us here today. Between 1978 and 1988, Amtrak purchased more than 50 AEM-7 locomotives, which would become the workhorses of our busiest corridor in the country ...

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