Posts Tagged: Cascades

An Unforgettable First Train Trip to Seattle

An Unforgettable First Train Trip to Seattle

Last December Sherry and her daughter Jennifer, who were both first time riders on Amtrak, made lifelong memories during a mother-daughter trip to Seattle. The first sign the trip was going to be a memorable one? Santa greeted them on the platform. “We had no idea how it all went about,” says Sherry who was traveling the Cascades with her ...

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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 the beautiful King Street Station in Seattle! A large-scale renovation of the station was recently completed, which salvaged the ornate ceiling that was previously covered by a lower false ceiling. The holiday decorations then add the perfect sparkle to the historic 1906 building. Seattle ...

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America's Best Thanksgiving Parades

America's Best Thanksgiving Parades

We prefer to ride, but if you must march, do so at the U.S.’s best Thanksgiving Day parades! Our extensive rail network across the country takes customers to more than 500 destinations—big and small. This Thanksgiving, grab your loved ones and enjoy family vacations to some of these great parade cities. 1. New York City Let’s start by stating the ...

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Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

Aaron Durand is more than a Twitter guru, he’s also a life-long rail fan who recently enjoyed both passions while traveling on our Coast Starlight and Cascades trains. In fact, while friend and fellow photographer Jessica Zollman captured still images on her iPhone, he created this brief but beautiful micro-music video. “A natural byproduct of being a rail fan are tunnels, trestles, and ...

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Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

This weekend the #AmtrakRivalry train leaves Chicago headed to East Lansing, Mich., to see the MSU Spartans take on the University of Michigan. And it will be chock full of football fans—from opposing teams. Yep, we’re doing it, folks! But Michigan isn’t the only place for big #AmtrakRivalry games. Here’s the top college rivalries served by Amtrak. 6. Georgia Tech ...

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Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

To celebrate your opportunity to earn double Amtrak Guest Rewards points on select Cascades trips until Aug. 31, we asked our fans to tell us their favorite sights in one of the route’s most popular cities–Seattle. Our Cascades service travels multiple times a day between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C. And from Pike Place Market to whale watching in Puget Sound, here ...

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Blogger Bound for Seattle

Blogger Bound for Seattle

Claire was bored traveling by car between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., so she decided to leave the driving to us. “I like riding trains because they’re glamorous,” she says. “But this was my first time on the Amtrak Cascades.” Claire, who also logged the trip for her blog “Claire from YVR,” says the recent trip from Vancouver to Seattle was relaxing ...

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Riding the Cascades to Canada

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. The third video in his exclusive “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube offers some awesome water views between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and introduces viewers to Ana, a superstar from the Cascades Bistro Car. Our Amtrak Cascades service runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver multiple ...

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It's True! You Can Fall in Love on the Train

It's True! You Can Fall in Love on the Train

When Michael stepped aboard our Cascades service planning to travel from Portland to Seattle in February 2009, he didn’t know then that the trip would change his life. It wasn’t the adventure of train travel, but the chance meeting with the woman he would eventually propose to four years later, that made the Amtrak trip so memorable. “It was a ...

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39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days–all by train. He’ll be releasing exclusive videos each week detailing his Amtrak travels in a “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube. If you’re ready for the ultimate wild ride, here’s a teaser to get your engine going!

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