Posts Tagged: Enjoy the Journey

American Dreamer Takes Midnight Train

American Dreamer Takes Midnight Train

Maya's recent trip from Chicago to Buffalo, N.Y., was a true test. On the far end she would be asked 10 questions that would finally secure her U.S. citizenship 16 years after emigrating to the States from Russia. "I did some last-minute studying on the train," she says, "And I passed and so did both my parents. So we're very ...

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Big News Pulls into Roanoke, Va

Big News Pulls into Roanoke, Va

It's been 34 years since the fine folks of Roanoke, Va., have had intercity rail service, but that's about to change. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak and the City of Roanoke have joined together to start work to extend Amtrak Virginia's rail service from Lynchburg to Roanoke. "We're cutting a lot ...

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Meet the Millennial Trains Project

Meet the Millennial Trains Project

Participants in the Millennial Trains Project call themselves the new pioneers, and today they start on a life-changing, inspiring train journey that will take them coast to coast. Here's why 25 millennials are hitching a ride on our California Zephyr in hopes of uncovering #NewFrontiers. The Millennial Trains Project's mission is to enable passengers and virtual audiences to identify, evaluate and explore ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week!

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Cesar, who snapped this scenic pic on his very first train ride! Cesar dove in head first with his first railroad experience, traveling aboard our Texas Eagle, which makes daily trips between Chicago and San Antonio, Texas. On the second half of the trip, he captured this Instagram photo (or AmtrakGram as ...

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5 People Having Too Much Fun on Amtrak

5 People Having Too Much Fun on Amtrak

Our passengers have tagged #Amtrak in more than 100,000 pics on Instagram, which means on any given day there's plenty of entertaining Instagram-ing going on aboard our trains. To honor you, our artistic fans, we've picked out some of our favorites. We knew train travel was fun, but somehow you managed to take it to the next level. 1. The ...

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Welcome to the Observation Car!

Welcome to the Observation Car!

There’s lots of reasons why trains are better than cars for long trips, but the observation car has to be one of the best. What’s that? Gasp! You don’t know what an observation car is? Let us school you … Our observation cars are part of our double-decker trains that run long distances mainly west of Chicago. What makes the ...

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Your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points Add Up

Your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points Add Up

We thought it would be helpful if we covered some of the nitty-gritty of how the points you earn with Amtrak Guest Rewards® get calculated. Ready? Here we go. Every $1 spent on your Amtrak travel = 2 points (with 100-point min. for each trip) It’s that simple! Just remember to always have your member number handy when you book ...

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Celebrate National Train Day with Us

Celebrate National Train Day with Us

Tomorrow we expect more than 250 communities to celebrate National Train Day across the country. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the event to life. And we’re not afraid to dream big for National Train Day 2013. We’re hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers tomorrow. That means moms, ...

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New York City Awaits, We’re Pumped to Take You

New York City Awaits, We’re Pumped to Take You

Let's face it. If you could take the train into The City every weekend for this, this or this, you would. Of course, going to New York City isn't exactly feasible all the time. That's where we come in! We're ready to take you to this year's Internet Week New York! Amtrak is giving away two FREE roundtrip tickets on our ...

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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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‘These Rails Are a-Calling’

‘These Rails Are a-Calling’

Somewhere between Michigan and New York, Jonathan started to hear a melody. It was probably thanks to his 30 years as a band director (let’s be honest), but we like to think it was the inspiration of the rails that got his creative juices going and resulted in a one-of-a-kind song about Amtrak.

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Evan, who risked the elements (who are we kidding?) to bring us this beautiful pic, captured just a few minutes before arriving in San Diego, Calif. That station is the Southern-most stop on Amtrak's scenic Pacific Surfliner route, which takes you between sunny San Luis Obispo and San Diego, where the average temp is a ...

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Train Day Just Got Better in Albuquerque

Train Day Just Got Better in Albuquerque

Were you one of the thousands of people who got the chance to tour our Exhibit Train last year? If so, you’re in luck! If not, you’re also in luck! We’re back with another rolling exhibit that hits the open rails this spring. The brand new train will be featured at National Train Day, May 11, in Albuquerque, NM. The ...

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How to Share Your Stories with Us

How to Share Your Stories with Us

From Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to our Contact Us page on Amtrak.com, there’s lots of ways to share your feedback with the company. The newest one is right here on our blog. At the top of every page, look for the “Ideas” icon. Have a great rail adventure to tell us about? Did you meet one of our great employees ...

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