Posts Tagged: Crescent

Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

Soul food with a side of compassion, that’s what’s on the menu at Mrs. Butta Bean, located in the Amtrak served community of Hattiesburg, Miss. When high school sweethearts Demetira and Venson opened their doors in March 2013, they wanted customers to feel like they were at Grandma’s house. Today, as they serve travelers, locals and even the homeless, they ...

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The Big Catch

The Big Catch

  Hollidae and her son, E.B., return to Meridian, Miss., from a fishing expedition in North Carolina with a few big fish stories and memories of a view of the countryside at sea level. E.B.'s favorite thing about Amtrak? "Looking out the window... it's a lot more fun than a plane because you can move around and see different things."  ...

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Serving Up Smiles Steps from the Station

Serving Up Smiles Steps from the Station

Lori and Nykolas are servers at Weidmann’s Restaurant in Meridian, Miss., located a stone’s throw from the train station. Their best seller? The Black Bottom Pie, hands down. “A lot of people come off the train for pie… we sell about eight or nine pies a day.”     Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, ...

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A Travelin’ Soldier

A Travelin’ Soldier

Amtrak, America's Railroad, is proud to have service members among its employees and its customers. This Marine Private First Class Jesus A. is a frequent train traveler. Waiting on the Crescent train in Mississippi after completing training, he says, “After this, I’m off to wherever they send me.”   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, ...

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Swamp People Invade D.C. on Gumbo Train

Swamp People Invade D.C. on Gumbo Train

Yes, you read that headline right! The star of History Channel's Swamp People, Bruce Mitchell, has left the bayou behind and headed to our nation's capital to sing the praises of Louisiana gumbo, and he took our Crescent train to do it! What you probably already know about Bruce is that he raises reptiles and hunts and processes wild gators ...

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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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A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-party in Mississippi for National Train Day! How 'bout you? On May 11 both Jackson and Hattiesburg will be bumpin' with train fans. At both events there will be free kids’ activities sponsored by Disney Channel's Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. Seriously, who doens't love free stuff? Mississippi is special when it comes to train travel, because it's served ...

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