Posts Tagged: Carolinian

Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Charlotte, N.C., Big City Appeal with Small Town Charm

Served by the Crescent and the Carolinian/Piedmont, Charlotte, N.C. gives visitors a nice mix of sports, shopping and family-friendly fun. We thought we knew a lot about Queen City, but after chatting with local blogger, Tamara of Blitz and Glam we found out this charming southern city has a lot to offer Amtrak riders ready for an adventure. Amtrak: How long have you lived in ...

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Richmond: Your Perfect Fall Destination

Richmond: Your Perfect Fall Destination

With perfect fall weather upon us, Richmond, VA is a city you need to add to your fall destination list. Served by three Amtrak routes –Northeast Regional, Carolinian, Silver Service/Palmetto—this Virginia city is ideal for outdoorsy fitness folk looking for a new adventure. We caught up with Liz Parent, a local Richmond blogger, to learn more about the healthier side ...

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Carolinian Train Celebrates 24 Years

Carolinian Train Celebrates 24 Years

This week the Carolinian service, which connects New York City and Charlotte, N.C. turns 24! What’s the best way to celebrate, you ask? By traveling on the Carolinian, of course! At the kick-off event of the Carolinian’s ceremonial run, Miss North Carolina, Kelly Fletcher celebrated  with a glass of champagne. And since we're handling the driving, you can still enjoy a beverage from our Cafe Car ...

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Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Summer is the perfect time to explore a new state or rediscover treasured destinations in your home state. With two daily routes ready to deliver you to the best spots in North Carolina,  we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state's top sports columnists, as if you need another reason to check out the Tar ...

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She’s Waited Years for Her Train

She’s Waited Years for Her Train

Fans and followers had their interests piqued recently when we shared the funny selfie of one North Carolina passenger. It wasn't Daniel's stylish shades but the stoic woman next to him that caught your attention. Meet Miss. Rail Rose. She's been waiting for her train in Wilson, N.C., for more than a decade. By now you've obviously figured out that ...

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How to Experience the NC State Fair Like a Pro

How to Experience the NC State Fair Like a Pro

The North Carolina State Fair is in full swing in Raleigh and even includes a special train stop at the fairgrounds for extra easy travel aboard the Carolinian. Between the Scotty McCreery performances and Krispy Kreme sloppy joes, we caught up with the state's Director of Marketing and Tourism, Wit Tuttell. He's an NC State Fair pro and shares his ...

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Top 10 Reasons We Love North Carolina

Top 10 Reasons We Love North Carolina

Looking for the perfect summer vacation to take advantage of our 50% off discount for kids? Try North Carolina! From its historic landmarks to its sparkling skylines, the Tar Heel state is great for all ages. Still need some convincing? We've got 10 reasons you should head south: 10. There’s the beach, the mountains and plenty of history in between! ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Julianna or should we say a Sweet Carolina Girl! Here, the Piedmont train pulls into High Point, NC, smack dab in the middle of Tobacco Road for all you sports fans out there. That's right, this route, which runs between Raleigh and Charlotte might as well be the ACC train. It serves NC State University (wolfpack!!), University ...

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Best Month Ever!

Best Month Ever!

Thanks to the loyalty of our awesome passengers, March set a record as the best month ever in the history of Amtrak! More than half of our routes saw ridership increases, and, as if that wasn’t enough ... we expect to end the fiscal year at or above last year’s record of 31.2 million passengers. That’s a lot of people, ...

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