Crossing the Mississippi
Passengers aboard Amtrak trains see and experience some of the country's most impressive infrastructure - including tunnels, viaducts and soaring bridges.
Changing of the Guard
W. Graham Claytor, Jr. took over the helm at Amtrak in 1982 and built on his predecessors' solid foundation to lead the railroad into an era of newfound stability.
A Patriotic Spirit
The 4th of July brings to mind Amtrak train names rich in history and meaning--from the Minute Man to the Ethan Allen Express.
Recently On the Blog
At New Orleans, the Sunset Limited crosses the Mississippi River over the Huey P. Long Bridge. One of the longest steel trestle railroad bridges in the world, it has appeared in various Amtrak marketing campaigns.
Long-term investments came to fruition as Amtrak gained an all-electric fleet, installed a new nationwide ticketing and reservation computer system and moved towards completion of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project.
Visit our Traveling Exhibit Train!
Upcoming stops include:
- Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride
(Essex, Conn.) August 23-24 (10am-5pm)
- Glory Days Festival (White River Jct., Vt.)
Sept. 13 (10am-4pm)
- Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
(Cumberland, Md.) Sept. 27-28 (10am-5pm)
- Memphis Central Station 100th Anniversary
(Memphis, Tenn.) Oct. 4 (TBD)
View the full 2014 schedule on Amtrak.com