Our Favorite Stories from The National

Our Favorite Stories from The National

The National is a free magazine that appears in seatbacks throughout the Amtrak network. In addition to rich photography, it also features interviews with celebrated thought-leaders, and includes original works of art, poetry, and fiction. Check out a few of our favorite stories from the June/July issue.

The Enduring Legacy of the Black Cowboy

Sixty years after they first convoyed into Houston, the country’s oldest African-American trail riders association saddles up.

The National Conversation: Jake Tapper

The news anchor has some thoughts about what’s wrong with American media—and how to fix it.

Rope Dreams

The Jazzy Jumpers of Brownsville, Brooklyn, sharpen their routines ahead of the Double Dutch World Championship in Sumter, SC.

Train of Thought: On the Coast Starlight

It was her first time traveling alone, and for once, she didn’t have a plan.

Portfolio: On the Cresent Line 

Photographer Geordie Wood on the train from Atlanta to New Orleans.