While refurbishing cars it had purchased or leased from the predecessor railroads, Amtrak was careful to respect their original design details.
Laying the Groundwork
The initiatives of 1983 set the tone for W. Graham Claytor, Jr.'s more than a decade at the helm of Amtrak.
The Thanksgiving holiday is typically the busiest time of the year for Amtrak. An Amtrak NEWS photo essay allows us a peek into the holiday rush of 1977.
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A cache of early Amtrak promotional photos reveals a dome car's unique western-themed interior, which included copper toned finishes and wood carvings.
Although the nation was recovering from a recession and intercity passenger rail travel faced increasing competition from the airlines, Amtrak managed to maintain steady ridership and increase revenues.