Photo of the Week


Your votes have been tallied from the far corners of TwitterFacebook and Google+! The winner of this week’s Photo of the Week is Bear, who snapped this heartwarming pic when his grandmother visited him by train!

Grandma’s trip from Dallas to San Diego was a family effort with help coming from Bear’s cousin, sister and aunt. After her long-distance ride on the Texas Eagle and Pacific Surfliner, she was greeted at the train station by Bear, a uniformed member of the U.S. Navy!

At Amtrak, we’re proud of our country’s service men and women. So proud, in fact, that we’ve made a multi-year corporate commitment to ensure 25 percent of our new hires are veterans by 2015!

Since announcing the commitment in June, Amtrak has participated in lots of military career fairs with partners including Hire Our Heroes, RecruitMilitary and General Electric, which launched its own veterans hiring initiative called Get Skills to Work last fall.

Have you ever ridden to see family members like Grandma did? Tell us about your trip in the comments below!

If you’d like to submit your best Amtrak pics for our Photo of the Week contest,  tag your photo #Amtrak. Each Friday we’ll pick the best one from that week to feature here on our blog!

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