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A Closer Look: Space-Age Transport

March 21, 2016

The TurboTrain, an articulated, lightweight trainset with gas-turbine propulsion, was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of a program to explore the future of high-speed passenger rail service.


All Aboard the Empire Builder!

March 9, 2016

An exhibit at St. Paul Union Depot explores the rich history of the famed Empire Builder.


Building the Infrastructure for Acela Express

February 25, 2016

To prepare for the arrival of high-speed service, work began in 1996 to electrify the 157 miles of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between New Haven and Boston.


My Life With Acela Express (Frosty Memories Included)

February 11, 2016

Gary Pancavage, who recently retired as director of operations for Amtrak High Speed Rail - Mechanical, recounts some of his favorite Acela memories. An avid rail photographer, he also offers tips for capturing amazing Acela images.


Acela Service: Refreshing the Amtrak Brand

January 28, 2016

Introduction of Acela service was the cornerstone of a larger effort to refresh the Amtrak brand for the 21st century.


On Tour with the X2000 in America

January 14, 2016

Through words and pictures, a former Swedish State Railways passenger engineer looks back at his time touring the United States with the X2000.


Acela Express: Planning for Modern High-Speed Rail

December 29, 2015

Serious planning for higher speed rail over the entire Northeast Corridor began in the early 1990s, culminating in the launch of Acela Express in December 2000.


Happy 15th Anniversary, Acela Express!

December 11, 2015

We mark an important milestone by taking a look back at the journey to Acela Express, while also exploring the future of high-speed rail in the Northeast.

Stations Then and Now: Tour 2

November 19, 2015

The Amtrak Marketing department photo library contains numerous station slides that are now valuable visual records of interest to railroad and local historians.


Amtrak Voices: Tricia "Patty" Saunders, Part 2

October 23, 2015

An early passenger service representative discusses her part in a 1972 Amtrak public relations campaign and highlights moments from a career spent onboard our national system trains.