Posts Tagged: Carolinian

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

With National Train Day in North Carolina just around the corner on May 10, we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state's top sports columnists. Luke DeCock has worked in Raleigh, N.C., for The News & Observer since 2000. Over the last 14 years he's covered several Duke-North Carolina games, ACC and NCAA basketball tournaments ...

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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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