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Crossing the Mississippi

Passengers aboard Amtrak trains see and experience some of the country's most impressive infrastructure - including tunnels, viaducts and soaring bridges.

Crossing the Mississippi

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.

Changing of the Guard

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.

A Patriotic Spirit

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A Closer Look: Seeing Double

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.

Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1982

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.

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Train Stop

Visit our Traveling Exhibit Train!

Amtrak Exhibit Train


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