The particular sheen of America by Amtrak.

By Caity Weaver, The New York Times Magazine; March 20, 2019 Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross…

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More options for travel: Locals in Port Arthur, Texas join cause to bring daily passenger train service to area

By Mary Meaux, The News; March 11, 2019 Local, area and statewide entities are getting behind a push to ask…

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Sleeper to Seattle: 39 hours on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight

Editor’s Note: The author makes an oblique reference to sharing sleeping car space with other passengers. While this custom may…

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Opinion: Amtrak forgot trains aren’t planes

By Salena Zito, Washington Examiner; January 18, 2019 PITTSBURGH — For nearly a quarter of a century Amtrak’s Capitol Limited…

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Hot food returns to Amtrak’s Capitol Limited, Lakeshore Limited for sleeping car passengers

By William C. Vanutono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019 After months of having to endure cold boxed food—what…

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An Introductory Guide to Train Travel in the United States

By Nathaniel Adams, The Manual; December 10, 2018 It’s sad, but true, that the golden age of rail travel has…

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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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From Chicago To The West Coast On Amtrak’s Coach Seats – Part 4

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 29, 2018 Riding Amtrak for two days in coach sounds rough, but it’s unexpectedly…

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Opinion: What, ANOTHER positive Amtrak Trip Report? Yes!

Editor’s note: Russ Jackson is the retired distinguished editor of the Western Rail Passenger Review. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson reside…

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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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The journey is the vacation on this 35-hour train trip on the Coast Starlight

By Nicole Evatt, Associated Press, The Register Citizen; July 30, 2018 LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was late Friday night…

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An Amtrak adventure provides a fun, flavorful travel alternative to flights and road trips

By Kyra Ames, Montana Standard; April 24, 208 One of the perks of living in Montana is not having to…

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You Can See America’s Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket on the Empire Builder

By John Jeremiah Sullivan, Travel + Leisure; April 10, 2018 A little while ago college friends rented a house in…

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Why a Train Trip Across the U.S. Is the Fastest Way to Slow Down

By Eric Weiner, AFAR, March/April 2018 Issue; March 5, 2018 One afternoon, I find myself at Union Station in Washington,…

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Canada by rail: Cross-country trip involves fine food

By Janet Podolak, The News-Herald; December 5, 2017 The distant call of train whistles has been an almost unconscious part…

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Riding the Empire Builder train through America’s Midwest

By Mark Footer, Post Magazine, South China Morning Post; November 30, 2017 Butter sculpting and lumberjack/jill demonstrations under a bright…

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Doctors Rank Train Stations for Healthful, #TastyTrainFood; L.A. and D.C. Earn Highest Scores

A press release from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Holiday travelers who ride Amtrak will find numerous healthful meals…

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How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

By ROBERT SIMONSON, The New York Times; November 1, 2017 Everyone I told said the same thing: “Oh, my God!…

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