Join us in celebrating Amtrak’s more than 40 years as America’s Railroad℠ by exploring our history and archives– or take home a memento from the Amtrak store.
It’s been a great run thus far over the past four decades, with 30.8 million passengers traveling on Amtrak last year alone. This includes more than 300 daily trains operating at speeds up to 150 mph. When you consider how this vital transportation provider connects 46 states and the District of Columbia (and even three Canadian Provinces), it’s clear that Amtrak moves America.
As you check out this site, you will learn more about Amtrak and its history of serving and linking communities across America. Here, you can:
- Delve into Amtrak’s Archives and browse our historic photographs, ads, and other resources from our first 40 years.
- Explore Amtrak’s History to get a guided tour of how it came to be America’s Railroad℠.
- Learn about the journey of our historic Exhibit Train.
- Discover a unique gift, such as our beautiful commemorative book and detailed models of Amtrak trains, in our Amtrak store.
Looking for an Amtrak media representative? Visit our newsroom for contact information and to find the latest updates on the anniversary celebration.
Take a ride on Amtrak. Enjoy the journey℠ at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Join us on Facebook.com/Amtrak and follow us at Twitter.com/Amtrak. In addition, passengers can get Amtrak schedule information by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or on the Amtrak mobile app.