Our Favorite Stories From The National

Our Favorite Stories From The National

The National
is Amtrak’s complimentary onboard magazine. With pages filled with original works of art, poetry, and fiction, the magazine celebrates the culture and identity of American life. Check out a few of our favorite stories from the December/January issue.

Amtrak’s National Route System

Contemporary artist and sculptor Dustin Yellin reinterprets the Amtrak route map.

Between the Lines: Kevin Young

The New Yorker‘s Kevin Young discusses his new poem, “Whistle.”

Portfolio: On the Southwest Chief

Photographer Jesse Rieser on the train from Arizona to New Mexico.

Spike of Baltimore

Spike Gjerde is carving a restaurant empire out of the city’s industrial core – and pumping millions into local Maryland farms.

The National Conversation: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on everything from scientific literacy to Star Wars’ inferiority to the latest mysteries of the universe.