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Welcome aboard, 2015.

Color digital image showing passengers boarding the northbound Vermonter (Washington-St. Albans, Vt.) at Washington, D.C.; image dates to September 2015.

Welcome aboard, 2015.

Early in the morning, Assistant Conductor Jamel Williams and Gate Usher Crystal Taylor help guide passengers boarding the northbound Vermonter at Washington Union Station.

The conductor and assistant conductor are 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.

"I love the people. I focus on safety and customer service, including helping passengers with their bags and making sure they are careful. I feel like this is a job to be proud of," says Williams.

The Vermonter 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.