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.
Recently On the Blog
Through a partnership between the state of New York and Amtrak, passenger rail service returned to the Champlain Valley in August 1974.
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.
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