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Living Traditions

While creating its own identity, Amtrak continued popular traditions from the predecessor railroads.

Living Traditions

Welcome to the Family

By establishing the Crescent, Amtrak preserved passenger rail service in the heart of the Southeast and filled in a missing link in the national route system.

Welcome to the Family

Next Stop: Winter Paradise

Winter sports enthusiasts find the train’s relaxed, convivial atmosphere a great way to start or end a snow-bound holiday.

Next Stop: Winter Paradise

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A Closer Look: Traveling the Amtrak Way

Drawing on classic railroad imagery allowed Amtrak to highlight its role in the long, rich history of American passenger rail service.

The Crescent is Born

In early 1979, Southern Railway exited the passenger rail business and turned over its Southern Crescent to Amtrak.

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Amtrak Exhibit Train


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