Posts Tagged: Photos

Jackie Kennedy Rides ‘Landmark Express’ in 1978

Jackie Kennedy Rides ‘Landmark Express’ in 1978

Our trains help you make everlasting memories. This Throwback Thursday, we’re reminiscing about an unforgettable train ride from 34 years (and 24 hours!) ago when the Committee To Save Grand Central Terminal fought to keep the memory of the station alive. In an effort to preserve Grand Central’s history, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis traveled from New York City to Washington D.C. ...

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From Stations to Slopes: The History of Amtrak Ski Trains

Our Winter Ski Getaway is in its final days, so we’re using this Throwback Thursday to hit the slopes! Long before we tracked a group of brave free skiers through Montana, Amtrak made a business of delivering customers to some of the best ski terrain in the country. Few people know, however, that it all started in 1936 in the ...

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6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

While the East Coast may still be in the tight grips of Jack Frost, the rest of the country is undergoing its Spring thaw. And we have the pictures to prove it! We took to Instagram to grab the best and, yes, brightest of your Spring photos from throughout our 500-destination system. From the crisp blue skies of the Puget ...

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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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5 Amazing Sights Between LA and Austin

5 Amazing Sights Between LA and Austin

Going from Los Angeles to Austin by train offers travelers some of the most spectacular views of America. From the moment you’re in front of LA’s Union Station, you are greeted by the stunning hub named one of the most beautiful stations in the world. The almost 1,400-mile trip on the Texas Eagle crosses four states--California, New Mexico, Arizona and ...

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Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

Who Needs a Runway? Amtrak Uniform Fashion Trends

With New York Fashion Week right around the corner, we got to thinking that the views haven’t been the only thing to turn heads during our 43-year history. Thanks to a few bold designers and some even braver employees, the history of the Amtrak uniform is a fascinating and sometimes funny one! When the company was founded in 1971, the ...

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History of Lancaster Station

History of Lancaster Station

This Throwback Thursday we’re going all the way back to 85 years ago when the Lancaster, Pa., station opened. It was originally constructed by the Pennsylvania Railroad (yes, that Monopoly square is named after a real railroad) and is about a mile from downtown Lancaster. From its beautiful paned skylight to its Art Deco hanging lights, the brick classical revival ...

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The 10 Absolutely Best Selfies of 2013

The 10 Absolutely Best Selfies of 2013

We all know it's an art form, but now "selfie" has reached the epitome of the written word as well. That's right, "selfie" was named the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries. The premier experts in the business of the English language define a selfie as, "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a ...

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Amtrak History in an Iconic Train Photo

Amtrak History in an Iconic Train Photo

This Throwback Thursday we're going all the way back to the early 1970s when Amtrak took over operating the Silver Meteor, which connects New York City and Miami. In this retro train photo, the Silver Meteor is  traveling through Hollywood, Fla., after having been upgraded to accommodate the surge in Northeastern travelers heading to warmer weather for the winter. Today, the Silver ...

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Chuckin’ It on a Cross Country Train

Chuckin’ It on a Cross Country Train

Ryan is an adventurer and the gnarly nomadic blogger behind the popular travel blog "Just Chuickin' It." Recently he found freedom and a few friends when he set off on a cross country train. What started in Washington, D.C., and ended in Seattle was an epic adventure with lots of selfies and a few slices of deep dish pizza along ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook and Google+! The winner of this week's Photo of the Week is Bear, who snapped this heartwarming pic when his grandmother visited him by train! Grandma's trip from Dallas to San Diego was a family effort with help coming from Bear's cousin, sister and aunt. After her long-distance ride on the Texas ...

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Best Spot to Photograph the St. Louis Arch

Best Spot to Photograph the St. Louis Arch

We're going all the way back to 1977 St. Louis this Throwback Thursday! That's back when the Amtrak National Limited connected New York, Washington, D.C., and St Louis. Ahem, we even have this retro pamphlet to prove it (see more Amtrak artifacts here). Today it's the Texas Eagle, one of our bi-level long-distance trains, that passes the iconic Arch and Gateway ...

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7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip

7 Breathtaking Photos of a West Coast Train Trip

Scenic train rides are awesome for novice and pro photographers because they allow for capturing breathtaking photos along the journey. Jordan Oram, known as the Maple Musketeer to his followers, recently took one such trip. "I teach, I speak, I ramble, and adventure," says the guitarist and photographer. Lucky for us, he also likes taking the train! Here is Jordan's ...

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California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

California Zephyr Named Fan Favorite

Your Facebook votes have been tallied and you “liked” the California Zephyr over the Empire Builder as your favorite cross-country route. Haven’t had a chance to experience the Zephyr yet? Here are a few things you can expect as captured by our Photo of the Week artists! Making Family Memories: Dragana snapped this heart-warming pic while riding in the observation car. The ...

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Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

Beauty and Beats on Coast Starlight, Cascades

Aaron Durand is more than a Twitter guru, he's also a life-long rail fan who recently enjoyed both passions while traveling on our Coast Starlight and Cascades trains. In fact, while friend and fellow photographer Jessica Zollman captured still images on her iPhone, he created this brief but beautiful micro-music video. "A natural byproduct of being a rail fan are tunnels, trestles, and ...

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