Posts Tagged: Enjoy the Journey

The Southwest Chief: Video Tour of an Overnight Train

Travel blogger Kelley Ferro recently trained on one of our awesome overnight trains. Check out her video tour above of the epic Southwest Chief which connects Chicago and Los Angeles! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, it's an overnight train that crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains ...

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Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

Director Wes Anderson is known for his unique perspective and signature aesthetic in the films he creates, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, now out in theaters. What few know, however, is that when not behind a camera that perspective is often out the window of a train. “Each trip is its own adventure, and I'm always looking forward to the next one,” ...

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Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Recycling Bins Being Added to Bi-Level Trains

Last month we told you all about the sustainability efforts underway at Amtrak, and you had just one question for us: Where are the recycling bins on trains? In fact, one customer told us, “As someone who ONLY travels by Amtrak now, I see an incredible amount of trash thrown away and nothing getting recycled.” You’re right. We hear you, and ...

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#AmtrakLIVE: The Recap

#AmtrakLIVE: The Recap

#AmtrakLIVE pulled into Austin last Friday after an inspiring and collaborative ride on board the Texas Eagle. The group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders documented the journey using the hashtag #AmtrakLIVE on Twitter and Instagram. During the 33-hour trip they managed to share everything from the gorgeous scenery of the Southwest and pictures of the wonderful Amtrak employees to ...

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We’re Rolling: Inside the #AmtrakLive Train

We’re Rolling: Inside the #AmtrakLive Train

#AmtrakLIVE has officially kicked off onboard the Texas Eagle on the way from Los Angeles to Austin. We started our adventure  yesterday in Los Angeles Union Station where Kevin Winston, CEO of Digital LA, led the charge for an impromptu group selfie to rival Ellen’s now-famous Oscar selfie. Even better: You can now follow all of the fun, festivities and ...

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Amtrak’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

Amtrak’s Most Popular Stories of 2013

This year we launched our brand new blog! And special thanks goes to you, our customer! You've made reporting on Amtrak and our more than 500 destinations and 31.6 million customers an awesome adventure. As we wind down the year, here are the blog's 10 most popular stories from 2013. 10. We’ve Got a Big Announcement We had big news to share with ...

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10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

10 Best Places to Visit in 2014

Make 2014 the year we retire the term "staycation." Be bold with your family vacations this year. Get out there and see all that this big country has to offer! Here are our top 10 picks for places to visit in 2014. 10. Boston, Massachusetts In 2014, you can get your fill of American history when you visit Boston sights ...

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Happy Festive Flashback Friday!

Happy Festive Flashback Friday!

We can't go all the way back to Plymouth, Mass., this Thanksgiving, but our 1980s dining car is just as good for Flashback Friday! For the 42-year history of Amtrak, our dining cars have been a special feature on our long-distance trains. Not only are they the hub of activity, they're also great for special holidays like today. Depending on where ...

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Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

Coming Soon: New Long Distance Cars

You love taking the train (we're looking at you, our 31.6 million riders!) and we love working to improve your travel experience. That’s why we’re bringing 130 new single-level long distance cars to the rails by 2014. Manufactured by CAF USA in Elmira, N.Y., these new passenger cars have a little bit of everything and a whole lot of improvements. We ...

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First Time For Everything

First Time For Everything

Amtrak doesn't just move trains, we move people--connecting family and friends across our more than 500 destinations. Alexis who’s taking the train from Oklahoma City to visit her grandma in Shreveport, La., is a first time rider. She says, “the train is a great way to see what you’re traveling through.”   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans ...

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31.6 Million Riders Makes Our Best Year Ever!

31.6 Million Riders Makes Our Best Year Ever!

Gracias, Merci, Ngiyabonga! No matter how you say it, we owe a big "thank you" to our 31.6 million riders. You helped Amtrak achieve a record year. Now it's time for us to show our gratitude with some free travel! In 2013, you rode from small towns to big cities, from economic centers to National Parks, and, of course, home to ...

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Train of Hope

Train of Hope

Rev. Fr. Robert C. has a tradition of train travel, having ridden trains since he was 23 years old. “The treatment you get on the train is great,” he says. “Everyone is so helpful … they seat you, they don’t rush you. They’re just there for you.” This trip has him traveling nearly the entire length of the East Coast, ...

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Not all Wanderers Are Lost

Not all Wanderers Are Lost

Think you have a sense of adventure? Isaac has been traveling for a whole year by train. Originally from Ohio, he is crisscrossing the nation with a few travel essentials, a durable backpack, comfy shoes and a cowboy hat. For this trip, he's heading all the way to Philadelphia after visiting a Navy buddy in San Diego, Calif.   Amtrak ...

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Graduate Going Home

Graduate Going Home

Some travel for business, others travel for fun, Jonathan traveled for family. Fresh from completing a semester abroad in London, this recent graduate has been away from home for a very long time. His excitement to see his family was visible as he passed through Chicago Union Station. Next stop: home.   Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans ...

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New Tech City to City

New Tech City to City

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s New Tech City, a weekly podcast and segment featured on Morning Edition that explores innovation, creativity, technology and the new economy. She also happens to be a big fan of Amtrak. “I’ll take the train anytime over flying to avoid airports,” says Manoush, who began taking Amtrak between her home ...

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