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Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1977

November 16, 2012

Following the purchase of the Northeast Corridor in 1976, Amtrak focused on long-term planning to ensure that the rail line and its operations were well integrated into the company. The five-year, $1.75 billion Northeast Corridor Improvement Project kicked off in March 1977.

Presidential Campaigns Take to the Rails

November 2, 2012

Trains have long been a part of the campaign trail, carrying presidents and candidates on whistle-stop tours across the country. Since its founding in 1971, Amtrak has been proud to be part of this tradition.