Posts Tagged: Social Media

Your Top 7 Train Manners

Your Top 7 Train Manners

Whether it's a long or short ride, there's always time for good #TrainManners. When we asked  you on Twitter what your top suggestions were, you didn't hold back. From soothing crying kids to "singles only," here are your essential train manners: 1. Be considerate when having conversations after 10 p.m. 2. Put your phone on vibrate and use headphones if you listen ...

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Snap & Tag Your Pics #Amtrak2School

Snap & Tag Your Pics #Amtrak2School

Summer is officially coming to an end [insert sad face], and if you're taking an Amtrak train back to school this week, you've got the chance to win a $200 Amtrak travel voucher! Simply tag your Instagram pics with the hashtag #Amtrak2School by midnight on August 25, 2013. Then we'll pick our favorite and contact you to collect your prize! It’s ...

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Millennial Train to Arrive in Chicago

Millennial Train to Arrive in Chicago

The Millennial Trains Project we told you about last week will be pulling into Chicago this afternoon, capping the group's trip on the California Zephyr route that began last Friday in California. From Chicago the group heads to Pittsburgh then Washington, D.C. MTP, as insiders like to call it, is a non-profit that leads crowd-funded transcontinental train journeys for young, enterprising people with ...

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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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Sun, Sand, Surf & Smiles

Sun, Sand, Surf & Smiles

Singer/songwriter Neara took our buzzword "intermodal" to extremes on her San Diego adventure! She also managed to coin the new hashtag #HipsterPirate, which we're not exactly sure how we're going to use, but we like it! Here are the five best pics from Neara's fun-filled day traveling Southern California on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner. To join the fun, tag your own ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Charlotte, who snapped this Pic Stitch while riding the train between Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.  And we have to give it to her. The Wailin' Jennys may be the perfect band to listen to on a rainy train ride. In fact, their top song on Spotify is even "Long Time Traveler," which ...

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Chef Chuck Talks Trains, Celebs & Crazy Cuisine

Chef Chuck Talks Trains, Celebs & Crazy Cuisine

Tonight at 10 p.m. ET is the premiere of Cooking Channel's Chuck's Eat the Street, a show that takes viewers on a tour of America’s most famous streets, by way of the awesome food on them. As an added bonus, Amtrak is also getting in on the culinary fun with a contest sending winners to cities Chuck visits. Entering to win a ...

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Ann Tran Finds ‘Moving Moments’ on the Train

Ann Tran Finds ‘Moving Moments’ on the Train

Ann Tran, named one of Forbes' Top 50 Power Influencers in Social Media, recently rode on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, enjoying moments of quiet reflection and a few photo ops along the way. Despite her busy schedule, Ann found time to chat with us about her adventures on the train. All Aboard: You’re always on the move! What are your tips for ...

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Win a Trip to the Foodie City of Your Choice!

Win a Trip to the Foodie City of Your Choice!

Calling all foodies, gastronomes and bon vivants! We've teamed up with Cooking Channel's Chuck’s Eat the Street (season two premieres August 1) to give you a chance to win a foodie adventure! With our #AmtrakEats sweepstakes you can enter for a chance to win a free trip to Washington, D.C., Dallas or Detroit with cash to spend at local eateries! We ...

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#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week!

#AmtrakGram Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Danny, who snapped this artistic pic while in the dining car of one of our long-distance trains! Having a meal on an Amtrak long-distance train is like no other dining you’ve done before. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on most of our routes, and those occasions are a great way to break up long trips ...

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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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Top 10 Songs for Your Train Ride

Top 10 Songs for Your Train Ride

We've seen enough of your Instagram selfies to know that one of your favorite things to do on the train is to listen to music.  Hey, we love the duck face too! #noshame So here, for your listening pleasure, is some inspiration for your own Amtrak Travel Tracks playlist. Yep, these are our favorite new(ish) songs for your summer travels. ...

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Your Top 10 Summer Spotify Songs

Your Top 10 Summer Spotify Songs

It’s Summer Time and the Bookin’ is easy.  Wherever your summer journey takes you, we want to know the summer songs that get you moving! As part of our ongoing contest with Spotify, we challenge you to make a playlist of your best travel tunes. You could win a year of Spotify Premium and bragging rights! As inspiration for your ...

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Take the Cali Train to Cool

We teamed up with travel writer, blogger, vlogger extraordinaire Eric White of GlassDuffle.com to send him to 6 cities in just 7 days--all by train. The first video in his exclusive "West Coast Medley" series on YouTube is out today! If you want to see what an Amtrak adventure is really like, check out the first leg of Eric's trip on our Pacific Surfliner between ...

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Make Playlist, Win Spotify Premium for 1 Year!

Make Playlist, Win Spotify Premium for 1 Year!

Amtrak & adventure go together like Jay-Z & Beyonce, Florence + the Machine ... Sonny & Cher for you throwback types. And we want to know what your best travel tunes sound like for our Amtrak Travel Tracks contest! We've teamed up with the digital music service Spotify to find out what's really music to your ears when you ride our trains. ...

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