Happy Birthday, Pere Marquette!
Through the financial support of the Michigan Department of Transportation, Amtrak launched a revived Pere Marquette on August 5, 1984.
Colleagues, many of whom had begun working in passenger railroading prior to the creation of Amtrak, mentored Mike Lustig and a new generation of employees who would guide America's Railroad into the future.
Putting Customers First
"I met all kinds of people as a ticket agent,” says retired Amtrak employee Mike Lustig, whose almost four decade career included time at stations in Illinois and Montana.
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Thirty-two years after service began, the Amtrak Pere Marquette remains a popular travel option for residents of southwest Michigan, which boasts beautiful lakefront beaches and communities known for their rich Dutch heritage.
After heading west to Montana, Mike Lustig learned from experienced employees who taught him how to effectively operate small town stations typical of those found across the national network.
Amtrak Exhibit Train
Through the display of artifacts, memorabilia and interactive exhibits, the Amtrak Exhibit Train tells the story of how the company became the leader in U.S. intercity passenger rail and high-speed rail initiatives. Visit the Amtrak Exhibit Train in a community near you!