The Amtrak Veterans Behind the ACS64 Veterans Locomotive

Did you know that 1 in 5 Amtrak employees is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces? This includes the active duty and retired vets who have found a rewarding career at Amtrak, where military values of teamwork, leadership and integrity align well with work on the railroad (Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman is a Vietnam veteran).

As part of our commitment to hiring veterans, we’ve partnered with 45 Military Transition Program Offices, and attended over 50 military hiring events. We’ve also commissioned a special veterans ACS64 locomotive along the Northeast Corridor. It joins its sister P42 veterans locomotive, which runs on cross country routes.

Check out the making of the Amtrak Veterans ACS64 locomotive by Amtrak employees who also happen to be veterans at the Beech Grove and Wilmington Maintenance Shops.

For more on our amazing veterans, check out these profiles of Jeff and Antoinett.

Are you a veteran interested in working for Amtrak? Find out more here.