Posts Tagged: Behind the Scenes

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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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Bruce who snapped this pic in Sanford, Fla., home of the Auto Train! The Auto Train is one of Amtrak’s premier services. It’s a nonstop train that connects Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla., but what makes this train really special is the fact that you can load your car and take it ...

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Visit the Iconic 'Untouchables' Stair Scene

Visit the Iconic 'Untouchables' Stair Scene

Next time you’re passing through Chicago’s historic Union Station, make sure to take a pic with one of our favorite pieces of movie history! The staircase shown in the photo above was the backdrop to one of the best movie scenes in recent history! Kevin Costner (co-starring with Robert De Niro and Sean Connery) had an epic shoot out here in the ...

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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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Sneak Peek Photos of Our New Locomotives

Sneak Peek Photos of Our New Locomotives

Today we are debuting the first round of our new electric Siemens locomotives in Sacramento. They’re called Cities Sprinters and they’ll replace our entire electric fleet in the Northeast Corridor by 2016.  That’s 70 locomotives, a $466 million investment and the creation and preservation of jobs in 60 cities across the country. Did we mention that they’re more energy efficient and will be able to reach speeds of 125 ...

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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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‘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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Cooked to Perfection

Cooked to Perfection

Thanks to Top Chef, Anthony Bourdain and Whole Foods, everyone’s a food critic these days. But here’s someone that’s just the right mix of sugar and spice. Meet Arlene. She’s one of Amtrak’s best chefs (and even has the award to prove it!). She works in the kitchen aboard the Lake Shore Limited, which runs between New York City and ...

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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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