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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.

Changing of the Guard

A Patriotic Spirit

The 4th of July brings to mind Amtrak train names rich in history and meaning--from the Minute Man to the Ethan Allen Express.

A Patriotic Spirit

Amtrak on Display

For an exhibit in St. Louis, archival images and select memorabilia help tell the Amtrak story, with a focus on the long-running Amtrak-Missouri partnership.

Amtrak on Display

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Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1982

Long-term investments came to fruition as Amtrak gained an all-electric fleet, installed a new nationwide ticketing and reservation computer system and moved towards completion of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project.

A Closer Look: Patriotic Train Names

In Amtrak's early decades, regional trains in the Northeast carried a variety of individual names--with many referencing the Revolutionary War era.

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Train Stop

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Amtrak Exhibit Train


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