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Unveiling the first Amtrak route map, 1971.

Black and white photograph showing the unveiling of the official Amtrak route map on May 1, 1971, the first day of Amtrak operations.

Unveiling the first Amtrak route map, 1971.

On the first day of Amtrak operations, U.S. Secretary of Transportation John Volpe (l), Amtrak President Roger Lewis (c) and Amtrak Board of Incorporation Chairman David W. Kendall (r) unveil the Amtrak route map. Kendall, former vice president of legal affairs for Chrysler Corporation, was one of eight members of the Amtrak Board of Incorporation. They were named by President Richard Nixon on December 18, 1970.

Photographer: Unknown for Amtrak.