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Western Adventure

While refurbishing cars it had purchased or leased from the predecessor railroads, Amtrak was careful to respect their original design details.

Western Adventure

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.

Laying the Groundwork

Thanksgiving Travels

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.

Thanksgiving Travels

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A Closer Look: Out on the Range

A cache of early Amtrak promotional photos reveals a dome car's unique western-themed interior, which included copper toned finishes and wood carvings.

Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1983

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.

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2014 Holiday Ornament Available!

Pacific Parlour Car holiday ornament, 2014

Depicting the Coast Starlight Pacific Parlour Car logo, this limited-edition ornament comes in a silver-foil stamped box perfect for gift giving.

Visit the Amtrak Store for additional Amtrak-themed gifts for railroaders of all ages!