While creating its own identity, Amtrak continued popular traditions from the predecessor railroads.
Welcome to the Family
By establishing the Crescent, Amtrak preserved passenger rail service in the heart of the Southeast and filled in a missing link in the national route system.
Next Stop: Winter Paradise
Winter sports enthusiasts find the train’s relaxed, convivial atmosphere a great way to start or end a snow-bound holiday.
Recently On the Blog
Drawing on classic railroad imagery allowed Amtrak to highlight its role in the long, rich history of American passenger rail service.
In early 1979, Southern Railway exited the passenger rail business and turned over its Southern Crescent to Amtrak.
Visit our Traveling Exhibit Train!
Upcoming stops include:
- Lincoln Amtrak Station (Lincoln, Neb.),
April 26-27 (10am-4pm)
- Los Angeles Union Station (Los Angeles, Calif.),
May 3 (11am-4pm)
- Longview Station Dedication (Longview, Texas),
May 9-10 (10am-8pm)
- Cheyenne Depot Museum (Cheyenne, Wyo.),
May 17 (9am-5pm) and May 18 (9am-4pm)
- North Carolina Transportation Museum
(Spencer, N.C.), May 30 (9am-5pm) and June 1 (1pm-5pm)
View the full 2014 schedule on Amtrak.com