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Testing the LRCs

March 10, 2015

Leasing Canadian-built LRC trainsets in the early 1980s allowed Amtrak to try out new technologies while determining the direction of its high-speed rail ambitions.

A Closer Look: Lunch is On!

February 24, 2015

Refurbished lunch counter-diner cars offered early passengers "tasty light a casual, relaxed setting."

Exploring Underground Railroad Heritage Sites

February 2, 2015

A site on Amtrak property near Perryville, Md., was recently accepted into the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom; it complements the previously designated rail line between Philadelphia and Lancaster.

A Closer Look: Philadelphia 30th Street Station

January 27, 2015

Completed in 1933, 30th Street Station is a national transportation landmark and the vital heart of a new vision for its surrounding neighborhood.

Bridges & Tunnels of Amtrak Country

January 13, 2015

Inspired by the new Northeast Corridor website, we dig through the archives for a short visual tour of key bridges and tunnels used by Amtrak trains from coast-to-coast.

California Zephyr Snowscapes

December 30, 2014

As the snows begin to fall in the Rockies and Sierra Nevada, passengers aboard the California Zephyr are treated to scenes of a winter wonderland.

A Closer Look: Out on the Range

December 15, 2014

A cache of early Amtrak promotional photos reveals a dome car's unique western-themed interior, which included copper toned finishes and wood carvings.

Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1983

November 28, 2014

Although the nation was recovering from a recession and intercity passenger rail travel faced increasing competition from the airlines, Amtrak managed to maintain steady ridership and increase revenues.

A Holiday Rush Revisited

November 24, 2014

Nothing is quite like the hustle and bustle of a train station on a major holiday, when people from all walks of life cross paths while heading to see family and friends.

A Closer Look: Gaining Amtrak Service

October 28, 2014

Through a partnership with the State of New York, Amtrak restored passenger rail service to the city of Niagara Falls on October 29, 1978, following a 17 year absence.