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Growing the Archives, Piece by Piece

October 16, 2014

In addition to our diverse corporate holdings, the Amtrak Archives includes generous donations from former employees and the public. Many of these items come with colorful backstories.

A Closer Look: Fall Landscapes

September 30, 2014

Colorful fall scenery often plays a starring role in advertisements for the Vermonter, Adirondack and Cardinal.

A Day at Beech Grove

September 23, 2014

The pages of the August 1980 issue of Amtrak NEWS offer a look at the step-by-step process of converting older cars to modern head-end power.

A Closer Look: The Ticket Jacket

August 29, 2014

Meant to keep tickets safe, jackets are also used to tout customer service initiatives, highlight new equipment and showcase the stunning scenery along various routes.

Celebrating 40 Years of the Adirondack

August 5, 2014

Through a partnership between the state of New York and Amtrak, passenger rail service returned to the Champlain Valley in August 1974.

A Closer Look: Seeing Double

July 31, 2014

At New Orleans, the Sunset Limited crosses the Mississippi River over the Huey P. Long Bridge. One of the longest steel trestle railroad bridges in the world, it has appeared in various Amtrak marketing campaigns.

Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1982

July 18, 2014

Long-term investments came to fruition as Amtrak gained an all-electric fleet, installed a new nationwide ticketing and reservation computer system and moved towards completion of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project.

A Closer Look: Patriotic Train Names

June 30, 2014

In Amtrak's early decades, regional trains in the Northeast carried a variety of individual names--with many referencing the Revolutionary War era.

Meet Us in St. Louis

June 12, 2014

An Amtrak history exhibit at the Museum of Transportation—St. Louis gives us a chance to share our past with visitors—and provide a glimpse into our future.

A Closer Look: The Roving Depot

May 30, 2014

A depot's big move to make way for an intermodal center helps shed light on a celebratory scene.