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Amtrak Year-by-Year: 1984

September 3, 2015

The company introduced new passenger services and invested in modern technologies as part of a sustained effort to increase market development, service quality and productivity.


Stations Then and Now: Tour 1

August 13, 2015

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


A Closer Look: Traveling by Train

July 22, 2015

Amtrak used a variety of means to tell the public about its routes, accommodations and destinations after taking over the majority of the nation's intercity passenger rail services in 1971.


Amtrak Voices: John Milenbaugh

June 30, 2015

Carman John Milenbaugh started at Beech Grove in January 1975 and has worked in the trim shop for more than three decades. He also sits on the labor-management Beech Grove Improvement Committee.


Amtrak Voices: Gary Woods

May 5, 2015

Foreman 3 Gary Woods was hired to work at the Beech Grove maintenance facility by Penn Central in January 1974 - more than a year before Amtrak took over the complex.


Amtrak Voices: Steve Osburn

April 17, 2015

Sheet metal worker Steve Osburn was hired by Penn Central in May 1970 and started at the Beech Grove maintenance facility two years later. Today, he is the longest-serving active Amtrak employee at the shops.


A Closer Look: Surf's Up

March 26, 2015

An old menu’s colorful artwork turns one’s thoughts to the epic California surf spots accessible via the Coast Starlight and Pacific Surfliner.


Testing the LRCs

March 10, 2015

Leasing Canadian-built LRC trainsets in the early 1980s allowed Amtrak to try out new technologies while determining the direction of its high-speed rail ambitions.


A Closer Look: Lunch is On!

February 24, 2015

Refurbished lunch counter-diner cars offered early passengers "tasty light meals...in a casual, relaxed setting."


Exploring Underground Railroad Heritage Sites

February 2, 2015

A site on Amtrak property near Perryville, Md., was recently accepted into the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom; it complements the previously designated rail line between Philadelphia and Lancaster.