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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

Crossing the Keystone State

“I love the history on this route and knowing that we are a vital source of transportation for the communities…,” says Pennsylvanian Conductor Dale Secor.

Crossing the Keystone State

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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.

Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1986

According to then-Amtrak President W. Graham Claytor, Jr., "Amtrak [in 1986] kept a keen eye on the bottom line and displayed an overriding concern for improving service, increasing revenues and controlling costs" in 1986.

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