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.
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.
Making the Following Station Stops...
Comparing historic and contemporary station images allows the researcher or casual historian to identify change and continuity over time.
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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.
The state-supported Pennsylvanian has been part of the Amtrak national network since April 1980. Today it covers a 444-mile route that crosses over the Susquehanna River and through Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the Appalachian Mountains.