Coming Into Focus
The knowledge of colleagues and the general public is oftentimes the key to determining unknown trains and locales shown in archival images.
Turning a New Chapter
Amtrak reached a major milestone in 1986 when it gained the right to directly hire train and engine crews for services outside of the Northeast Corridor.
Crossing the Keystone State
“I love the history on this route and knowing that we are a vital source of transportation for the communities…,” says Pennsylvanian Conductor Dale Secor.
Recently On the Blog
A slide provides a glimpse of Amtrak operations at old Fort Worth Union Depot, which functioned as an active train station until 2002 when the city's new intermodal center opened nearby.
According to then-Amtrak President W. Graham Claytor, Jr., "Amtrak [in 1986] kept a keen eye on the bottom line and displayed an overriding concern for improving service, increasing revenues and controlling costs" in 1986.