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Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1974-1975

August 9, 2012

Expanded service was the byword for the mid-1970s as Amtrak continued to refine its route map. Intermodal connections with the nation's intercity bus providers also extended Amtrak's reach into numerous communities.


Amtrak Images: The Out-of-Place Cup

July 30, 2012

Looking closely at some of Amtrak's early marketing materials, you might find a few surprises--such as Santa Fe Railway china in a brochure promoting Florida travel.


Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1973

July 16, 2012

The passing of legislation in Congress set the foundation for Amtrak's takeover of the Northeast Corridor, and new locomotives and rolling stock were ordered to replace the existing "Rainbow Fleet" inherited from predecessor railroads.


Digging into the Archives: A look at the Auto Train

June 20, 2012

Offering easy access to central Florida's theme parks and sandy beaches, the Auto Train is one of Amtrak's most popular services.


Amtrak's 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train

May 11, 2012

To commemorate Amtrak’s 40th anniversary, we put together a special Exhibit Train with displays of photos, uniforms, fine china, and memorabilia from America’s Railroad℠ while also offering a glimpse into the future.


Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1970-1972

May 9, 2012

Recognizing the need to maintain passenger rail service, especially in dense, congested urban areas, Congress passed the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970. It established a new for-profit National Railroad Passenger Corporation—later known as Amtrak.