Serving Up Smiles Steps from the Station

Waiters in Meridian

Lori and Nykolas are servers at Weidmann’s Restaurant in Meridian, Miss., located a stone’s throw from the train station. Their best seller? The Black Bottom Pie, hands down. “A lot of people come off the train for pie… we sell about eight or nine pies a day.”



Amtrak challenged Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind Humans of New York, to leave New York and capture
#AmtrakStories from across the country. For 31 days, we’ll share one new portrait and story each day on our blog in celebration of the customers who ride America’s Railroad.