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 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.