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Amtrak President Paul Reistrup, 1970s.

Black and white portrait photograph of Amtrak President Paul Reistrup; dates to the mid-1970s.

Amtrak President Paul Reistrup, 1970s.

Paul Reistrup served as the second president of Amtrak from 1975 to 1978. He came to the company following extensive experience in passenger rail services with both the Baltimore & Ohio and Illinois Central railroads.

Under Reistrup's leadership, Amtrak purchased the Beech Grove, Ind., heavy maintenance facility from Penn Central; introduced new single-level Amfleet cars into revenue service; gained control of the majority of the Northeast Corridor between Washington and Boston; ordered bi-level Superliner cars for long-distance services; experimented with conversion of older equipment to head-end power; and initiated a rebuilding of the Chicago rail yards.

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