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Completing the Northeast Corridor

With the opening of the Hell Gate Bridge over the East River in April 1917, Washington, D.C., and Boston were finally connected by an all-rail route passing through New York City – what we today call the Northeast Corridor.

Completing the Northeast Corridor

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.

Coming Into Focus

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.

Turning a New Chapter

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Celebrating the Hell Gate Bridge Centennial

Regularly scheduled passenger rail service over the famed Hell Gate Bridge began on April 1, 1917; today more than 40 Amtrak and freight trains cross the bridge every day.

A Closer Look: Fort Worth Union Depot

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.

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