Posts Tagged: Video

Train Time is Found Time

What started as a casual mention in an interview and a tweet from a freelancer writer back in December, has turned into a program that Amtrak is truly honored to be a part of. From the tens of thousands of responses on Twitter showing interest in the program, to the more than 16,000 applications we received. We couldn't be more excited to have our 24 writers who will participate in this ...

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Why a Ride on the Texas Eagle Needs to be on Your Bucket List

The Texas Eagle travels daily between Chicago and San Antonio, taking you through major cities from Austin to Dallas. And connecting service between San Antonio and Los Angeles is available three times a week via the Sunset Limited. Here's five reasons you should definitely put this trip on your bucket list! 1. Spot a Historic Town Amtrak's new stop in Hope, Arkansas ...

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Watch: Dining on a Train

If you have ever experienced one of our cross country trains, even for just a short distance, you know the train is a small community on wheels. As the countryside passes you by, you spend time catching up with family and friends, and many times, spending a good deal of time meeting new people and exchanging stories that you'll likely remember for a ...

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Pharrell Williams Films “Happy” at LA Union Station

It's hard to be unhappy when you watch singer-song writer Pharrell Williams perform his new hit “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2. But what makes us straight-up giddy is that the accompanying music video was filmed at our train station in Los Angeles! Last fall, Pharrell filmed a quirky and fun round-the-clock music video throughout L.A., beginning at the ...

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The Southwest Chief: Video Tour of an Overnight Train

Travel blogger Kelley Ferro recently trained on one of our awesome overnight trains. Check out her video tour above of the epic Southwest Chief which connects Chicago and Los Angeles! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, it's an overnight train that crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains ...

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Amtrak Teams with Epic TV for New Extreme Web Series

TJ David, Trent Bona, Caleb Brown and Whit Boucher traveled on the Empire Builder to ski some of the best terrain in the country. Even more awesome? All of it has been captured in a new web series called Storm Cycles for Epic TV and on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #AmtrakSeason! “I love how skiing is so much more than just sliding skis ...

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Watch this Incredible #AmtrakLIVE Video

#AmtrakLIVE pulled into Austin last Friday after an inspiring and collaborative ride on board the Texas Eagle. The group of tech innovators, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders documented the journey using the hashtag#AmtrakLIVE on Twitter and Instagram. The amazing scenery, engaging collaborative environment and the opportunity to explore and be inspired is all part of the Amtrak long-distance experience. And that couldn't have been more true for the #AmtrakLIVE train. ...

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Watch! Sit Inside Amtrak’s New Locomotives

Watch! Sit Inside Amtrak’s New Locomotives

In preparation for tomorrow's big news, we're showing you just how awesome our new locomotives are ... from the driver's seat! They'll be powering the trains on our Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston soon. This is a perspective that customers rarely get, but we've been sharing the exclusive footage on our Instagram account all week. For more insider ...

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NFL PLAYERS SHARE SUPER BOWL MEMORIES

Excitement for Super Bowl XLVIII had some serious competition this week:  the Polar Vortex. Much of the U.S. battled frigid temperatures, leaving no room for thinking about football. With the extremely cold temps out of the way, we can go back to gearing up for one the most anticipated sporting events--the Super Bowl! To help you you reenergize, Amtrak teamed up ...

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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 Sidney, who took it to another level with an awesome video of our Coast Starlight! The Coast Starlight connects Los Angeles and Seattle on the West Coast. When you travel on it, you'll see the snow on the Cascade Range and Mount Shasta and some of the West Coast's coolest ...

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NYC Penn Station, Always Open

New York Penn Station is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Amtrak employees work around-the-clock to ensure that the busiest train station in the country, serving more the 650,000 people a day, is always open for you. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast a year a go today, bringing devastating  floods and ...

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Meet the Millennial Trains Project

Meet the Millennial Trains Project

Participants in the Millennial Trains Project call themselves the new pioneers, and today they start on a life-changing, inspiring train journey that will take them coast to coast. Here's why 25 millennials are hitching a ride on our California Zephyr in hopes of uncovering #NewFrontiers. The Millennial Trains Project's mission is to enable passengers and virtual audiences to identify, evaluate and explore ...

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Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Watch This! Cruising on the Coast Starlight

Kyle is a Cinema Studies & Journalism student at the University of Oregon who rides our Coast Starlight between Eugene, Ore., and San Francisco when he goes home for break. According to him, it's the "breathtaking beauty of Mount Shasta, the rolling fields of central California, and the green lush landscape of Oregon" that inspired him to make this movie. We think his ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by William whose artful eye captured this photo on an Illinois train! If you're looking for quick trips throughout the state, we've got you covered. In fact, there are four to choose from! Illini Service: daily service between Chicago and Carbondale, Ill. Saluki: daily service between Chicago and Carbondale, Ill. Carl Sandburg: daily service ...

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Keep Calm & Hashtag #Amtrak

Keep Calm & Hashtag #Amtrak

Thanks to Amtrak's more than 31 million customers, you get to experience train adventures right from the comfort of your laptop. If you enjoy seeing the online photos and videos that our fans share, make sure to join the conversation during your next trip by using Amtrak social media. It's pretty easy, we promise! If Facebook is your social network of choice, use our Welcome ...

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