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Amtrak President George Warrington, 1990s.

Black and white portrait photograph of Amtrak President George Warrington; dates to the late 1990s.

Amtrak President George Warrington, 1990s.

George Warrington (1952-2007) served as the sixth president of Amtrak from 1998 to 2002. During his career in the transportation industry, Warrington worked for the New Jersey Department of Transportation and newly created New Jersey Transit (NJT), served as the executive director of the Delaware River Port Authority and oversaw Amtrak's Northeast Corridor business unit prior to becoming company president. Following his time at Amtrak, Warrington returned to NJT as its executive director.

Under his leadership, Amtrak launched Res2000 to improve station ticketing, reservations and accounting functions; reintroduced passenger rail service in Oklahoma, via the Heartland Flyer, and Maine, via the Downeaster; completed electrification of the Northeast Corridor between New Haven and Boston; unveiled the new high-speed Acela Express; and introduced customers to "Julie," an automated voice response technology.

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