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Digging into the Archives: Tracks are Back!

January 30, 2013

Colorful buttons and pins worn by Amtrak employees have long been used to highlight new services, company-wide safety programs, sales promotions and other initiatives.

The "Peanut Special" Heads to Washington

January 18, 2013

To celebrate Jimmy Carter's inauguration in January 1977, friends and supporters chartered an Amtrak train--dubbed the "Peanut Special"--to carry them from Plains, Ga. to Washington, D.C.

Documenting the Northeast Corridor (Part 2)

January 14, 2013

Additional photos from the Historic American Engineering Record reveal the rail line and its surroundings as they appeared in April 1977.

Documenting the Northeast Corridor (Part 1)

January 7, 2013

In preparation for the start of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project in 1977, the staff of the Historic American Engineering Record surveyed the right-of-way between Washington, D.C. and Boston.