Posts Tagged: Texas Eagle

Going to the Chapel

Going to the Chapel

The McGinty family rolls deep! What about your family? When nine people needed to get from Austin, Texas, to Chicago for the youngest son's wedding, they hopped on a family adventure aboard the Texas Eagle. The Texas Eagle travels between Los Angeles and Chicago via San Antonio and offers plenty of time to make quality family memories. "What an adventure," ...

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Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

Top College Rivalries Served by Amtrak

This weekend the #AmtrakRivalry train leaves Chicago headed to East Lansing, Mich., to see the MSU Spartans take on the University of Michigan. And it will be chock full of football fans—from opposing teams. Yep, we’re doing it, folks! But Michigan isn’t the only place for big #AmtrakRivalry games. Here’s the top college rivalries served by Amtrak. 6. Georgia Tech ...

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Ready. Set. Relax.

Ready. Set. Relax.

As Jared and Ashley wait for the Texas Eagle to pull into the Fort Worth station, they couldn't be more excited to begin their first train ride together. The anticipation of, as they put it, "no parking, no traffic and no driving," has them primed and ready for an adventure that is equal parts relaxation and adventure. Amtrak challenged Brandon ...

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A Girl with a Mission

A Girl with a Mission

A strong, independent spirit is the best way to describe Rebekah, who is on her way from Fort Worth to Chicago for her second mission trip. When we asked why she chose a zebra pattern for her prosthetic leg, she replied, "Everyone looks at my leg anyway, I figured I might as well go for it." We say, you go ...

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First a Hug, Then a Mission

First a Hug, Then a Mission

Before embarking on her very first long-distance trip, a girl needs a proper send off by her family. Lucky for Kylie, that’s exactly what she received from proud father Greg and younger brother Logan. Armed with hugs, kisses and well wishes, Kylie was all smiles as she boarded our Texas Eagle for a mission trip in Chicago.   Amtrak challenged Brandon ...

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#AmtrakGram Contest Winners

#AmtrakGram Contest Winners

You've wow-ed us with your 1,536 #AmtrakGram photos (and counting!) in just four short weeks. That's about 384 photos a week, more than 56 pics a day or approximately a photo every 30 minutes from coast to coast on Instagram. Ah-mazing! Thank you. Now to reward all that hard work, here are our four winners plus info about how to ...

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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 Cesar, who snapped this scenic pic on his very first train ride! Cesar dove in head first with his first railroad experience, traveling aboard our Texas Eagle, which makes daily trips between Chicago and San Antonio, Texas. On the second half of the trip, he captured this Instagram photo (or AmtrakGram as ...

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5 New Reasons to Explore Chicago

5 New Reasons to Explore Chicago

Take any of Amtrak's 11 trains that go to Chicago to see these five cool attractions! From either coast, we can help you experience all the Windy City has to offer. Plus our station even has its own Hollywood attraction to see. Check it out here! 1. Second City You like Tina Fey and Steve Carell, right? Well, then you'll love the ...

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Inside Our Bedroom Suites

Inside Our Bedroom Suites

You know how movies like Now & Then, The Sandlot or, say, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure make you want to hangout with your besties and set off for some high jinx? Well, in our completely unbiased opinion, we think the best thing to do with your friends is to enjoy a great train adventure! Wondering how exactly the sleeping ...

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Welcome to the Observation Car!

Welcome to the Observation Car!

There’s lots of reasons why trains are better than cars for long trips, but the observation car has to be one of the best. What’s that? Gasp! You don’t know what an observation car is? Let us school you … Our observation cars are part of our double-decker trains that run long distances mainly west of Chicago. What makes 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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Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

It's the City of Angels, Kardashians and Lakers. And, lucky you, we can take you there on five different routes! If you're planning to visit Los Angeles this summer, there's tons of attractions you're going to want to see, including our very own iconic train station (check out the photo above!). It's been in movies like The Dark Knight, The Italian Job ...

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Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

May 11 will be a big deal in Normal, Ill. In fact, it's the first National Train Day at the city's brand new intermodal station! “Often passengers were spilling out of the doors of the old station,” says the town’s mayor, Chris Koos, who will be part of the town's festivities for National Train Day. The new station isn't just impressive from the outside ...

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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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