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Conductor placing seat checks, 2015.

Color digital image showing a conductor on the Vermonter (Washington-St. Albans, Vt.) scanning passenger tickets and placing seat checks; image dates to September 2015.

Conductor placing seat checks, 2015.

"My passengers are my main priority," says Conductor Brenda Alexander, who works the daily Vermonter on its segment between Washington and New York. The conductor is responsible for the safe movement and operation of the train, the collection and protection of Amtrak ticket revenue, the conduct of the operating and on-board service crews, the boarding and detraining of passengers and the assignment of passenger accommodations.

In this image, Alexander electronically scans tickets in a coach and places seat checks above each customer with a code denoting their destination. Amtrak implemented eTicketing across the entire national network in 2012.

On April 1, 1995, the overnight Montrealer was replaced by the daytime Vermonter. The service is financed primarily through funds made available by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Photographer: Chuck Gomez for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.