Posts Tagged: Amtrak Employees

‘Eric the Engineer’ in His Own Words

‘Eric the Engineer’ in His Own Words

Some kids dream of being doctors, champion athletes or reality stars. Eric always dreamed of being a train engineer, and as proof that some dreams really do come true, he's now a conductor on our Missouri River Runner route. The Missouri River Runner travels daily between St. Louis and Kansas City. Next time you ride, keep an eye out for Eric! In ...

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Celebrate National Train Day with Us

Celebrate National Train Day with Us

Tomorrow we expect more than 250 communities to celebrate National Train Day across the country. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the event to life. And we’re not afraid to dream big for National Train Day 2013. We’re hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers tomorrow. That means moms, ...

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CEO: ‘Let us Take you Somewhere New this Year’

CEO: ‘Let us Take you Somewhere New this Year’

Today marks the 42nd birthday of Amtrak, America’s Railroad, and there’s a lot to celebrate. Not only have we connected more than 500 destinations across the country, but we’ve employed tens of thousands of Americans, including the more than 20,000 folks who keep your trains running 365 days a year. We’re also proud of the fact that our new eTicketing ...

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Six Months After Hurricane Sandy

Six months ago today Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast U.S., devastating the region with floods and bitter cold. In the time since the storm, Amtrak employees have worked tirelessly to repair the millions of dollars worth of damaged infrastructure, so the nation's busiest corridor can run smoothly. We're proud of the work Amtrak employees did after Hurricane Sandy. Here's ...

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‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

‘Ain’t No Sense in Lying’

This is “Chef Tony.” Tony loves to cook. But Tony REALLY loves to cook ribs. “Ain’t no sense in lying,” he says. “I’m a Southern boy, so I gotta have my ribs.” Tony is a chef in the kitchens aboard Amtrak’s long-distance trains out of Los Angeles. Those are the trains that run from Chicago to LA and LA to ...

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Lights, Camera, Amtrak!

Lights, Camera, Amtrak!

For two days last month, there was a surprise riding between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia on our Acela service. No, not this. It was something else. Amtrak Police were there, along with one of our our best conductors and a few dozen extras. Yep, the Acela was the backdrop for the filming of a new AT&T commercial. Even better news, ...

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Suit & Tie Pic, Tie Pic

Suit & Tie Pic, Tie Pic

That’s right. We had a suit & tie before Justin Timberlake was even born! 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.

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All the Railroad’s a Stage for Amtrak Employee

All the Railroad’s a Stage for Amtrak Employee

It’s clear why Amtrak employee, Preston, is a customer service star from the moment he opens his mouth. The out-going train attendant serves customers on the Silver Service, running between MIA and NYC, and receives top customer service scores from passengers. Check out why Preston has such a passion for you—the customer! All Aboard: What is it like riding long distances ...

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Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

Where There’s Will, There’s a Way

Meet, Will. He’s the Electrical Construction Supervisor for New York Penn Station. He’s got one of those jobs you probably never think about. While more than 9 million Amtrak customers are passing through our busiest station, Will is maintaining its 100-year-old infrastructure and making sure that you don’t see any interrupted service or power outages during your trips in and out of New York ...

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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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More Than Meets the Eye: A Conductor’s Uniform

More Than Meets the Eye: A Conductor’s Uniform

A uniform says a lot about a brand. In the 1980s Air France picked Christian Dior to design its uniforms. Recently cosmetic chain Sephora had its designer duds showcased at FashionWeek, and even the U.S. Postal Service has made an appearance on the fashionista favorite Project Runway. Amtrak has a long history of tradition behind its uniforms, and its colors ...

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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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What Happens When You’re Not on Your Train?

What Happens When You’re Not on Your Train?

There’s a lot that goes into keeping your train in good repair when you’re not riding it. Ever think about how we refuel, wash the windows or replace the wheels? Most light train maintenance happens at our designated 24-hour maintenance facilities. There are several of these facilities across the country in places including Wilmington, Del., Beech Grove, Ind., Washington, D.C., ...

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