Posts Tagged: Social Media

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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39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

39 Seconds that Make You Wanna Ride a Train

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. He’ll be releasing exclusive videos each week detailing his Amtrak travels in a “West Coast Medley” series on YouTube. If you’re ready for the ultimate wild ride, here’s a teaser to get your engine going!

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Visit the Iconic 'Untouchables' Stair Scene

Visit the Iconic 'Untouchables' Stair Scene

Next time you’re passing through Chicago’s historic Union Station, make sure to take a pic with one of our favorite pieces of movie history! The staircase shown in the photo above was the backdrop to one of the best movie scenes in recent history! Kevin Costner (co-starring with Robert De Niro and Sean Connery) had an epic shoot out here in the ...

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You'll Laugh, Cry Then Want to Buy a Ticket

You can’t do this on a plane. ‘Nuff said. This masterpiece was created when we partnered up with HootSuite, a social media software provider. They sent Connor, we sent our Texas Eagle train and as they say … the rest is history!

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There's New Hope on the Texas Eagle

There's New Hope on the Texas Eagle

Great news, blog fans! Our Texas Eagle is adding service to Hope, Ark., beginning on April 4, and you can buy your tickets today. Aren’t familiar with the Texas Eagle? It’s one of our longest routes and travels between Chicago and LA via Dallas and Austin. In fact, we were affectionately calling it the SXSW Train this spring, because we ...

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How to Share Your Stories with Us

How to Share Your Stories with Us

From Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to our Contact Us page on Amtrak.com, there’s lots of ways to share your feedback with the company. The newest one is right here on our blog. At the top of every page, look for the “Ideas” icon. Have a great rail adventure to tell us about? Did you meet one of our great employees ...

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