Posts Tagged: Amtrak Employees

There's Always a Party in this Amtrak Cafe Car

There's Always a Party in this Amtrak Cafe Car

It’s always a party on Herman’s café car along the Capitol Corridor. Blinking colored lights alert customers that hot coffee and good food are for sale. Flowers give the small, clean space a fresh feel. And Herman’s smile makes each meal a one-of-a-kind experience. “Customers say it’s like going on vacation when they come in here,” says Herman, who’s been ...

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Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

Amtrak CEO Makes Work Resolution for Google

I was recently asked by Google to join its #WorkResolutions campaign for the New Year. The tech giant is challenging people everywhere to improve the way they work. Immediately I knew the work resolution I would be following in 2014.

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! This week’s Photo of the Week comes from Sam in Sacramento, Calif.! Sam captured a beautifully image of one of our hard-working conductors along the Capitol Corridor, which runs between Auburn, Calif., and San Jose. This photo had stiff competition, but our social media fans and followers surprised us (big time!) this ...

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CEO to Vets: 'Have Faith in Yourself'

CEO to Vets: 'Have Faith in Yourself'

Did you know that Amtrak’s CEO Joe Boardman joined the military at just 17 years old? That leap of faith shaped his career, his personal courage and now the company he heads, which has made a commitment to have 25 percent of its new hires be veterans by 2015. In a new radio interview with the Armed Forces Network, Vietnam ...

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Check Out this Relic from Beech Grove

Check Out this Relic from Beech Grove

This week’s Throwback Thursday is brought to you by our awesome employees at the Amtrak maintenance facility in Beech Grove, Ind. These are a pair of safety glasses that a welder from the 1970s originally used there. Groovy, huh? Amtrak purchased the Beech Grove shops on April 1, 1975, from the Penn Central Transportation Company, and they became the main maintenance facilities ...

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Your Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea

Your Last Minute Halloween Costume Idea

This throwback pic shows Amtrak employees modeling the new (for the time) 10th anniversary uniforms. This was 1981, and a lot has changed since then, but we think these retro duds would make the perfect last minute Halloween costume! As you can see, we had a suit & tie before Justin Timberlake was even born! Now Amtrak onboard staff wear the same traditional navy blue as our conductors. This beige, ...

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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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31.6 Million Riders Makes Our Best Year Ever!

31.6 Million Riders Makes Our Best Year Ever!

Gracias, Merci, Ngiyabonga! No matter how you say it, we owe a big “thank you” to our 31.6 million riders. You helped Amtrak achieve a record year. Now it’s time for us to show our gratitude with some free travel! In 2013, you rode from small towns to big cities, from economic centers to National Parks, and, of course, home to ...

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Working on the Railroad

Working on the Railroad

More than 20,000 Amtrak employees make up America’s Railroad. From the far corners of the country, they’re dedicated to an operation that runs 24 hours, 365 days a year. Locomotive engineer Dino, who has worked for the company since 1986, is one of them. He’s based in Chicago, where the majority of the company’s long-distance trains, including the Southwest Chief, ...

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Loyal Red Cap at Your Service

Loyal Red Cap at Your Service

If you’ve passed through Chicago’s Union Station in the past twenty years, you’ve probably seen  Mr. Landeros being helpful Mr. Landeros. As one of our nearly 400 Red Caps, he’s been lending a hand and driving  Amtrak passengers to their gates  for over two decades. When asked about his job he simply replies, “I’ve helped interesting people from all over the country ...

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