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Amtrak President David Gunn, 2000s.

Black and white portrait photograph of Amtrak President David Gunn; dates to the early 2000s.

Amtrak President David Gunn, 2000s.

David Gunn served as the seventh president of Amtrak from 2002 to 2005. His long career in transportation, which began with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, included positions as president of the New York City Transit Authority, chief general manager of the Toronto Transit Commission, general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and chief operations officer for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.

Under his leadership, Amtrak focused on returning its equipment and infrastructure to a state of good repair. Amtrak, with the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, launched a rehabilitation program for the Keystone Corridor to allow all-electric service at higher speeds; opened a new station allowing for intermodal connections at Milwaukee's General Mitchell Airport; entered new auto carriers into service on the Auto Train; and introduced all-reserved service on Northeast Regional trains.

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