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 February/March issue.

Amtrak’s National Route System

Ice sculptor Edward Fraze reinterprets the Amtrak route map.

The National Poem

Civil rights activist and poet Nikki Giovanni offers an ode to the rails in “Train Rides Matter.”

Portfolio: On the Sunset Limited

Photographer Christaan Felber on the train from Los Angeles to New Orleans.

Polar Express

Ariel Lewiton was stuck in the worst storm of her life. Then things began to thaw.

8 Cultural Destinations Worth a Stop This Month 

The pool at Hearst Castle, a new hotel for songwriters, Mr. Chow’s visual feast, and other delights along the rails.