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Meet an Amtrak Bridge Operator

August 26, 2016

Long-time employee Merrill Perkins has developed a strong rapport with harbor captains during his years as an operator of the Amtrak Niantic River Bridge.


A Closer Look: The Pere Marquette

August 5, 2016

Thirty-two years after service began, the Amtrak Pere Marquette remains a popular travel option for residents of southwest Michigan, which boasts beautiful lakefront beaches and communities known for their rich Dutch heritage.


Amtrak Voices: Mike Lustig, Part 2

July 29, 2016

After heading west to Montana, Mike Lustig learned from experienced employees who taught him how to effectively operate small town stations typical of those found across the national network.


Amtrak Voices: Mike Lustig, Part 1

July 12, 2016

Mike Lustig, who retired as a customer service representative in late 2015, made a 37 year career with Amtrak. He developed a love of the railroad growing up in Chicago and during family trips out to Montana on the Empire Builder.


A Fond Farewell to the AEM-7

June 20, 2016

The compact electric locomotive became the face of a rebuilt and enhanced Northeast Corridor. Over more than three decades, the fleet traveled in excess of 220 million miles.


A Short Timetable History

June 7, 2016

Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, Amtrak throughout most of its history has published national system timetables issued to coincide with seasonal time changes or major schedule adjustments.


Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1985

May 25, 2016

Following more than a decade spent refurbishing the national passenger rail network, Amtrak was ready for the national spotlight.


On the Road with Amtrak

May 13, 2016

As Amtrak grew, it developed creative ways - including a mobile Travel Center - to educate travel agents about its routes, trains and accommodations.


A Closer Look: The Wilmington and Bear Shops

April 29, 2016

Delaware is a hub for Amtrak operations in the greater Northeast and home to two heavy maintenance facilities.


Amtrak Voices: Jack Sappington

April 12, 2016

Forklift operator Jack Sappington has worked in just about every shop building at the Beech Grove Heavy Maintenance Facility during his long career with Amtrak.