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Digging into the Archives: A Brief History of the Beech Grove Shops

August 27, 2012

Amtrak gained its first major maintenance facility in 1975 when it purchased the Beech Grove, Ind. shops from Penn Central. Today, Beech Grove employees ensure the safety and reliability of the fleet by maintaining high work standards.

Leading the 1977 Steam Excursion Train

August 21, 2012

Locomotive #4449 made one of its last cross-country trips for Amtrak on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1974-1975

August 9, 2012

Expanded service was the byword for the mid-1970s as Amtrak continued to refine its route map. Intermodal connections with the nation's intercity bus providers also extended Amtrak's reach into numerous communities.