10 Of The Most Beautiful Train Journeys In North America

By Evan Alexander, The Travel; August 3, 2019 Roaring steam engines might no longer boast the same allure of days gone…

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Train branding a lost tradition in America

By Jim Cameron, The Middletown Press; May 27, 2019 When a fast-moving winter storm was referred to as a “clipper,”…

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Amtrak Introduces New Group Discount For Travel Across National Network

A press release from Amtrak; April 24, 2019 Get carried away and share the experience WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/…

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Avalanche, boulders block tracks; Amtrak California Zephyr train delayed in Reno, Nevada

By Marcella Corona, Reno Gazette Journal; February 26, 2019 It was a long day for Karen Malik. The 50-year-old San…

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The California Zephyr: From Sonoma County to Reno, sans traffic

By SUZIE RODRIGUEZ, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT; February 6, 2019 For an adventurous, no-hassle, and incredibly scenic winter getaway, just hop…

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The 5 Most Scenic Amtrak Train Routes for Unparalleled Views of the United States

By Nathaniel Adams, The Manual; December 10, 2018 One of the great advantages of American rail travel — what makes…

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Colorado: New owner discovers tunnel underneath Grand Junction Union Station

By ERIN McINTYRE, The Daily Sentinel; December 7, 2018 When Grand Junction’s Union Station opened in 1906, the newspaper accounts…

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Amtrak ridership in Iowa falls, but advocates still hope for Des Moines passenger train

By William Petroski, Des Moines Register; November 23, 2018 Amtrak ridership in Iowa is on a downward skid at the same time…

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Man who stopped Amtrak’s California Zephyr in Nebraska gets federal prison time for terrorism charge

By LORI PILGER, Lincoln Journal Star; October 5, 2018 A judge in Nebraska has sentenced a Missouri man to 14…

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Explore the West by rail on Amtrak’s California Zephyr

By Mike Coppock, Special Contributor, Dallas Morning News; October 2, 2018 As I looked around the observation car of Amtrak’s…

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My Amtrak Story: From Milwaukee to San Francisco

By Gina Doyle, Progressive Railroading Magazine, September 2018 Fifty-one hours train time — plus 90 minutes from Milwaukee to Chicago.…

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Amtrak thriving in Fort Morgan, Colorado

From The Fort Morgan Times; July 18, 2018 The Fort Morgan Amtrak station is thriving today more than ever. The…

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Missouri man accused of disabling Amtrak’s California Zephyr train in Nebraska pleads guilty to terrorism, gun charges

  By Paul Hammel / World-Herald Bureau, Omaha World-Herald; July 12, 2018 LINCOLN — A Missouri man with purported ties…

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Some of the Best Amtrak Train Routes

An Opinion By Johnny Jet, Contributor, Forbes; June 7, 2018 Traveling by train can be a lost art form in…

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Amtrak’s California Zephyr strikes cattle truck; no injuries reported

By Tammy Bain, The North Platte Telegraph; May 31, 2018 No injuries were reported Wednesday night after an Amtrak train…

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Attorney: Man accused of terrorism on Amtrak’s California Zephyr in Nebraska might not have known what he was doing

By RILEY JOHNSON, Lincoln Journal Star; February 13, 2018 A Missouri man accused of terrorism in an incident that stopped…

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Neo-Nazi’s Lawyer Says Train Terrorism Case ‘Blown Significantly Out Of Proportion’

By Ryan J. Reilly, Huffington Post; January 9, 2018 WASHINGTON ― An attorney for a neo-Nazi facing federal terrorism charges…

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FBI: Man with white supremacist ties stopped Amtrak train in rural Nebraska with intent to harm passengers

  By Andrew J. Nelson, Staff Writer, Omaha World-Herald; January 5, 2018 A Missouri man with connections to white supremacists…

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Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, California Zephyr routes through Colorado saw small drop in ridership last fiscal year

By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post; November 22, 2017 Ridership on Amtrak’s two long-haul train routes through Colorado dropped slightly…

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California: SMART eyes eastbound rail extension toward Solano County

By Guy Kovner, The Press Democrat; November 10, 2017 Up and running for less than three months on a portion…

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Passenger describes sudden stop on Amtrak’s California Zephyr in Nebraska before suspect’s arrest

By Sydney Edwards, NTV ABC; October 25, 2017 HOLDREGE, Neb. — An armed man was arrested after police say he pulled…

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Armed man pulled emergency brake on Amtrak locomotive, Nebraska sheriff says

By Riley Johnson, Lincoln Journal Star; October 23, 2017 An armed man got into a locomotive on an Amtrak train…

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