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.
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.
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.
Recently On the Blog
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.
In Amtrak's early decades, regional trains in the Northeast carried a variety of individual names--with many referencing the Revolutionary War era.
Visit our Traveling Exhibit Train!
Upcoming stops include:
- Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Ride
(Essex, Conn.) August 23-24 (Tentative)
- Glory Days Festival (White River Jct., Vt.)
Sept. 13 (10am-4pm)
- Western Maryland Scenic Railroad
(Cumberland, Md.) Sept. 27-28 (10am-5pm)
- Memphis Central Station 100th Anniversary
(Memphis, Tenn.) Oct. 4 (TBD)
View the full 2014 schedule on Amtrak.com