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A Fond Farewell to the AEM-7

June 20, 2016

The compact electric locomotive became the face of a rebuilt and enhanced Northeast Corridor. Over more than three decades, the fleet traveled in excess of 220 million miles.


A Short Timetable History

June 7, 2016

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, Amtrak throughout most of its history has published national system timetables issued to coincide with seasonal time changes or major schedule adjustments.


Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1985

May 25, 2016

Following more than a decade spent refurbishing the national passenger rail network, Amtrak was ready for the national spotlight.


On the Road with Amtrak

May 13, 2016

As Amtrak grew, it developed creative ways - including a mobile Travel Center - to educate travel agents about its routes, trains and accommodations.


A Closer Look: The Wilmington and Bear Shops

April 29, 2016

Delaware is a hub for Amtrak operations in the greater Northeast and home to two heavy maintenance facilities.


Amtrak Voices: Jack Sappington

April 12, 2016

Forklift operator Jack Sappington has worked in just about every shop building at the Beech Grove Heavy Maintenance Facility during his long career with Amtrak.


A Closer Look: Space-Age Transport

March 21, 2016

The TurboTrain, an articulated, lightweight trainset with gas-turbine propulsion, was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of a program to explore the future of high-speed passenger rail service.


All Aboard the Empire Builder!

March 9, 2016

An exhibit at St. Paul Union Depot explores the rich history of the famed Empire Builder.


Building the Infrastructure for Acela Express

February 25, 2016

To prepare for the arrival of high-speed service, work began in 1996 to electrify the 157 miles of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between New Haven and Boston.


My Life With Acela Express (Frosty Memories Included)

February 11, 2016

Gary Pancavage, who recently retired as director of operations for Amtrak High Speed Rail - Mechanical, recounts some of his favorite Acela memories. An avid rail photographer, he also offers tips for capturing amazing Acela images.