Posts Tagged: Photos

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 Best Selfies of 2013

The 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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Freedom at Her Fingertips

Freedom at Her Fingertips

Last month, Instagram photographer extraordinaire Jessica Zollman (or @jayzombie) set out on a great Amtrak adventure on the Left Coast. She rode on our Coast Starlight then hopped on the Cascades, learning a thing or two about photographing moving landscapes and even her own ancestry along the way! Jessica served as the Community Evangelist for Instagram for nearly two years and now does ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Instagram, and this edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Irvine, who caught a Moment of Zen aboard the California Zephyr. The California Zephyr is one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. It travels across the plains of Nebraska, across the Rockies and even through the desert of Salt Lake City. ...

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Top 5 Moments of Beauty on Amtrak

Top 5 Moments of Beauty on Amtrak

Sometimes beauty is in the eye of the ticket holder. Here are five moments of incidental beauty aboard our more than 300 daily trains. Next time you ride with us, snap your own and use the hastag #Amtrak to join the conversation! Bright Rays in Northern California An Empire State of Sunshine Wide Open Spaces in Montana Midnight in Chi-Town ...

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The 5 Coolest Passengers on Amtrak

The 5 Coolest Passengers on Amtrak

If you're posting to Instagram from our trains, you already have our respect. But there are some passengers who take their train travel to the next level (We're looking at you, Nerd Train). We've got over 31 million passengers traveling to our more than 500 destinations, but here are the 5 coolest ones! 1. A Wise Man Once Said ... Everything is better ...

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5 Weird Things People Photograph on Amtrak

5 Weird Things People Photograph on Amtrak

Since we're handling the driving, passengers tend to snap tons of photos on our trains. In fact, you're adding about 1,000 photos a week on Instagram. That's awesome because all your friends can share in your train adventures (tagged #Amtrak), but your pics also get a little weird. When the sun goes down on your scenery shots and you're tired ...

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