Posts Tagged: Silver Service

Four Essential Winter Vacations

Four Essential Winter Vacations

As all travel junkies know, vacations aren’t just for the summer. The colder months are a great time to travel and experience winter vacations that are often off the beaten path. Pair that with some of Amtrak’s awesome deals, and you could have yourself a new winter vacation tradition! Here are the best places to travel for winter! Whitefish, Mont. ...

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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Ricardo, who snapped this dining car pic while riding our Silver Service. That train travels between New York and Miami, all the way down the East Coast. (For the full effect, check out our Silver Service Pinterest board.) Depending on where you are seated on our trains, your meal may already be included in your ...

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Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

Ultimate Travel Guide to our Top 10 Bowl Games

The end of the year means a lot of things, holiday parties, resolutions and BOWL GAMES! Cities across the country are preparing for pep rallies and fan fests-- and we want to take you to them. Get your pom poms ready! 1. Texas Bowl – University of Minnesota vs. Syracuse University Houston’s Reliant Stadium will be draped in gold and ...

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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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10 Places People Are Going This Thanksgiving

10 Places People Are Going This Thanksgiving

From the country's sweet potato capital (North Carolina) to America's No. 1 producer of turkeys (Minnesota), Amtrak is taking customers to a lot of destinations this Thanksgiving! Recently we asked you on Facebook and Instagram just how far you were traveling with us for mom's home cooking, and your answers even surprised us! (And we seriously love trains.) Here are the top ...

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She’s Waited Years for Her Train

She’s Waited Years for Her Train

Fans and followers had their interests piqued recently when we shared the funny selfie of one North Carolina passenger. It wasn't Daniel's stylish shades but the stoic woman next to him that caught your attention. Meet Miss. Rail Rose. She's been waiting for her train in Wilson, N.C., for more than a decade. By now you've obviously figured out that ...

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5 Best Cities for Halloween

5 Best Cities for Halloween

There's nothing scarier than a First Class Acela car that's out of coffee. We're kidding. There's plenty of more frightening things just in the Quiet Car alone. When you want to have a little fun with your fright, there are a few awesome destinations you need to check out. Luckily, we have compiled a list of the top five best Halloween ...

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Train of Hope

Train of Hope

Rev. Fr. Robert C. has a tradition of train travel, having ridden trains since he was 23 years old. “The treatment you get on the train is great,” he says. “Everyone is so helpful … they seat you, they don’t rush you. They’re just there for you.” This trip has him traveling nearly the entire length of the East Coast, ...

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Some Time Away

Some Time Away

Everyone needs some time away, even do-gooders like Richard. As someone who helps create a safe place for at-risk youth and substance abusers, Richard also knows the importance of  making time for himself. Here, he's packed and ready to arrive in style for some down time in Winter Haven, Fla. From his experience, the perks of train travel are simply, ...

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Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

Midnight Train to Georgia with #AmtrakGram

There's still time for one last summer adventure before school starts! Check out what it's like aboard our Silver Meteor, which runs between Miami and NYC everyday, through the CruiseMaven's #AmtrakGram pics. The Silver Service has two routes--the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor, both stop in beautiful Savannah, Ga. Check out the differences between the two routes here. Joseph checks tickets, ...

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A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

You know how some people plan big trips for weeks? Pack days in advance and count down to their departure? Jeffrey and his finacee McCown don’t operate like that. “We were looking for just a weekend getaway,” Jeffrey says. “I looked the day before and the flight options weren’t great, and we liked the idea of traveling overnight and saving ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Yhsieh who proves that babies don't come from storks, they arrive by train! This (dare we say?) "awww"-inspiring shot was taken aboard our Silver Service, which runs daily among 11 states and connects New York City and Miami. Did we mention that tickets start at just $139 for the complete North to South trip?

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Top 10 Reasons We Love North Carolina

Top 10 Reasons We Love North Carolina

Looking for the perfect summer vacation to take advantage of our 50% off discount for kids? Try North Carolina! From its historic landmarks to its sparkling skylines, the Tar Heel state is great for all ages. Still need some convincing? We've got 10 reasons you should head south: 10. There’s the beach, the mountains and plenty of history in between! ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Julianna or should we say a Sweet Carolina Girl! Here, the Piedmont train pulls into High Point, NC, smack dab in the middle of Tobacco Road for all you sports fans out there. That's right, this route, which runs between Raleigh and Charlotte might as well be the ACC train. It serves NC State University (wolfpack!!), University ...

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Cary Headlines NC’s Train Day Celebrations

Cary Headlines NC’s Train Day Celebrations

On May 11, Cary, N.C., will stand for the "Concentrated Area of Railroad Youngins." That's right, all kids are welcome to the free events this National Train Day at the train station in Cary. In addition to Disney Channel's Chuggington Kids Depot, Cary's National Train Day celebration will include free giveaways, appearances by elected officials and model train displays. Sounds like fun, huh? Cary ...

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