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Celebrating the Hell Gate Bridge Centennial

March 30, 2017

Regularly scheduled passenger rail service over the famed Hell Gate Bridge began on April 1, 1917; today more than 40 Amtrak and freight trains cross the bridge every day.


A Closer Look: Fort Worth Union Depot

January 30, 2017

A slide provides a glimpse of Amtrak operations at old Fort Worth Union Depot, which functioned as an active train station until 2002 when the city's new intermodal center opened nearby.


Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1986

November 29, 2016

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.


On Board the Pennsylvanian

October 18, 2016

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.


Stations Then and Now: Tour 3

September 22, 2016

The Amtrak Marketing department photo library contains numerous station slides that are now valuable visual records of interest to railroad and local historians.


A Closer Look: Fleeting Summer

September 9, 2016

Well-known artist Gil Reid, whose work was featured on the Amtrak calendar, depicted the people, trains and stations of America's Railroad in all seasons.


Meet an Amtrak Bridge Operator

August 26, 2016

Long-time employee Merrill Perkins has developed a strong rapport with harbor captains during his years as an operator of the Amtrak Niantic River Bridge.


A Closer Look: The Pere Marquette

August 5, 2016

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.


Amtrak Voices: Mike Lustig, Part 2

July 29, 2016

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 Voices: Mike Lustig, Part 1

July 12, 2016

Mike Lustig, who retired as a customer service representative in late 2015, made a 37 year career with Amtrak. He developed a love of the railroad growing up in Chicago and during family trips out to Montana on the Empire Builder.


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