Posts Tagged: National Train Day

Why Joe Biden Thinks America Needs Amtrak

Why Joe Biden Thinks America Needs Amtrak

Earlier this month hundreds of you came out to your local National Train Day celebrations to tell us why trains matter to you. It was an awesome celebration of what connects our communities. But we're not the only ones that think trains matter. U.S. Vice President, Joe Biden, does too! In a feature interview with Arrive Magazine’s January - February 2010 issue, ...

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Historic Number of Communities Celebrate National Train Day

Historic Number of Communities Celebrate National Train Day

Yesterday more than 300 communities across the country celebrated Why Trains Matter at the annual celebration National Train Day. From Albuquerque, N.M, to Longview, Texas, and even New York City, the seventh National Train Day was the largest in history! "Trains have long been important to the growth and prosperity of our nation," says Amtrak CEO Joe Boardman, "and on ...

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Don’t Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Don’t Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Today more than 300 communities will celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day! For National Train Day 2014, we're hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. And to say "thank you" to today's participants, we're also giving away a special promotional offer at all National Train Day locations! Use the promotional code V655 when you book a long-distance ...

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Join the National Train Day Fun Online with #AmtrakNTD

Join the National Train Day Fun Online with #AmtrakNTD

Tomorrow more than 300 communities from across the country will be celebrating National Train Day! It's a free event dedicated to the communities, kids and kids at heart that we serve throughout our national railroad system. Join us tomorrow at a National Train Day celebration near you and share your experience online using the hashtag #AmtrakNTD. We'll be tweeting and training all ...

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Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

On Saturday, May 10 we expect more than 300 communities to celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the events to life in your communities. We are dreaming big for National Train Day 2014, hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. That means families, mayors, mechanics, ...

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14 Places to See Chuggington on May 10

14 Places to See Chuggington on May 10

The Chuggington Kids Depot could be making a stop at a train station near you on May 10! In celebration of National Train Day, communities across the country will host Chuggington Kids Depots with train-themed kids activities based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior. The area will feature a variety of educational and entertaining stations including arts and crafts, photo opportunities, train play ...

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Mobility Expert Says Skip the Car Visiting Nation’s Capital

Mobility Expert Says Skip the Car Visiting Nation’s Capital

Forgot where you left your car keys? Good! According to one transportation expert, when you visit the nation's capital you won't ever need them. We sat down with cycling enthusiast and Director of Communications at Mobility Lab Paul Mackie about the best sights in Washington, D.C. Families will be happy to hear that the historic sights of our Nation's Capital will ...

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Choo Choo Bob Takes a Ride on the Pacific Surfliner

Want to impress the littlest rail fan in your life? Sit down with them and watch this cool video created by the Choo Choo Bob Show. In this episode, Choo Choo Bob and pals visit the Amtrak station in San Diego (better known as the Santa Fe Depot), and take a ride to the beach on what else, the Pacific ...

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5 Essential Insider Tips About Portland, Oregon

5 Essential Insider Tips About Portland, Oregon

Named one of Amtrak's 10 best places to visit in 2014, Portland, Ore., is dotted with tons of sights (big and small) that are within walking distance of the train station! But to uncover the city's best gems, it takes some insider info from a local. Molly McHugh is an editor with the Daily Dot who's an Oregon native and loyal Pacific Northwest resident who, ...

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Watch: St. Paul Union Depot to Welcome Amtrak Customers

Customers planning to ride our Empire Builder through St. Paul, Minn., this summer are in for a treat. A total restoration of St. Paul Union Depot (affectionately called "SPUD" by savvy travelers) is now complete, and beginning May 7, Amtrak will begin service to the magnificent building. The service will begin before National Train Day, a free day of family-friendly festivities ...

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Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Last year Matt Staub was brave enough to race an $80,000 Jaguar against our Southwest Chief. It was the ultimate face-off with Matt enjoying the race from the luxury of one of our comfy long-distance roomettes. To say he keeps Kansas City "Team Train" (he even had the support of elected officials!) would be an understatement. So we caught up ...

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The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

Family vacations are awesome, but they can get pricey. For affordable travel, you can escape the daily routine on Amtrak, where kids ages 2 - 12 ride half off and infants ride for free. Doesn't get much better than that, huh? And if you’re looking for a destination that won’t break the bank either, then take a trip on our ...

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An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

Laura Lawson Visconti is a Seattle-based artist, coffee addict and author of Believing is Seeing, a memoir chronicling her battle with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease which is slowly rendering her blind. More than anything, she loves exploring the world, including the sights in Seattle, with her best friend and husband Nick. We caught up with Laura recently to learn ...

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Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Summer is the perfect time to explore a new state or rediscover treasured destinations in your home state. With two daily routes ready to deliver you to the best spots in North Carolina,  we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state's top sports columnists, as if you need another reason to check out the Tar ...

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Oklahoma City Stars in National Train Day!

Oklahoma City Stars in National Train Day!

What do Kevin Durant, Brad Pitt and Ron Howard have in common?  They all have ties to Oklahoma City! But on May 11, you're the only star that matters in that city! For the 6th Annual National Train Day, Oklahoma City's art deco station will be transformed for a community celebration of all things trains. In addition to Disney Channel's Chuggington Kids ...

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