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Amtrak mobile Travel Center, 1970s.

Black and white photograph showing the Amtrak mobile Travel Center; image likely dates to the early 1970s.

Amtrak mobile Travel Center, 1970s.

In its first few years, Amtrak faced the challenge of informing the public about its services - including routes, destinations, equipment and onboard accommodations. To educate travel agents who sold rail travel, Amtrak used resources including this mobile Travel Center.

A caption below the image reads: "Amtrak sales personnel have taken to the highways with a specially outfitted 27-foot-long motor home designed to bring the message of what train travel is to the thousands of travel agents across the country. The travel center shows train interiors, a slide show and a dining car set up, and stocks all the literature and forms needed to help travel agents sell rail travel."

The first Amtrak service mark, a motion-oriented graphic featuring the national colors of red, white and blue, is displayed prominently on the vehicle's side.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.