Posts Tagged: Ivy City

The Secret Life of Trains

The Secret Life of Trains

Ever wondered where your train goes when you’re not on it? Ivy City! Our maintenance facility located just outside Washington, D.C.’s Union Station is home to hard working men and women dedicated to ensuring that your ride is in tip top shape, whether it’s mechanical engineering or clean carpets. Transporting millions of people a year means serious maintenance and preventative ...

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Navy Veteran Spots Bright Future at Amtrak

Navy Veteran Spots Bright Future at Amtrak

“I really viewed it as getting my foot in the door,” says Damien of joining Amtrak as a foreman in November 2012. “After doing some research, it seemed like Amtrak was a good company to be part of. So I wanted to get involved.” Damien, a Navy veteran from New Jersey, works at Amtrak’s Ivy City Maintenance Facility on the ...

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What Happens When You're Not on Your Train?

What Happens When You're Not on Your Train?

There’s a lot that goes into keeping your train in good repair when you’re not riding it. Ever think about how we refuel, wash the windows or replace the wheels? Most light train maintenance happens at our designated 24-hour maintenance facilities. There are several of these facilities across the country in places including Wilmington, Del., Beech Grove, Ind., Washington, D.C., ...

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