It took me 96 hours to ride an Amtrak train from coast to coast. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

By Graham Rapier, Business Insider; October 16, 2019 Over 96 hours, I saw more of the US than I had…

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North by northwest: The Empire Builder holds its own

By Ted Leach, Concord Monitor; October 13, 2019 At 2:15 p.m., right on schedule, the Empire Builder passenger train began…

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Amtrak denies claim by Minnesota rail group of plan to replace some trains with buses

By Brad Williams, WIZM Newstalk; October 9, 2019 Amtrak is denying a claim from a railroad advocacy group that the…

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St. Paul Union Depot, transit hub and event center, is fully leased and saw 1 million visitors in 2018

By Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 5, 2019 Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders…

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Montana: Missoula County lobbies for costly return of passenger rail service

By Dave Stalling, Missoula Current, KXLH 9; October 4, 2019 Missoula County commissioners on Thursday expressed their interest in restoring…

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Montana Senator Tester inserts Amtrak ticket agents in appropriations bill

By Tim Leeds, Havre Daily News; September 20, 2019 Montana’s senior senator said Thursday he inserted language in a appropriations…

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Opinion – Amtrak state of mind: What if America took its train system seriously?

By Katie Wilson, Crosscut; September 6, 2019 I don’t often get out of Seattle, but this summer I rode the…

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Op-Ed | Amtrak Leadership Wounds The Empire Builder Yet Again

Opinion By Staff, National Parks Traveler; September 2, 2019 It’s early morning in Whitefish, Montana, and the sun slowly climbs…

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Amtrak’s ‘Great Dome’ car has been retired

By Eric Anderson, The Albany Times-Union; August 30, 3019 Rensselaer Amtrak’s Great Dome car, a regular feature during fall foliage…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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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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King Street Station was Seattle’s long-awaited link to the rest of the nation

By Meg van Huygen, Curbed Seattle; July 19, 2019 They called him the Empire Builder. James Jerome Hill was born…

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Editorial Opinion: New Video Defends Amtrak’s Long-Distance Trains

By Alfred Runte, National Parks Traveler; July 2, 2019 Give Amtrak credit for remaining consistent; it has never wanted its…

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Montana Senator Jon Tester questions Amtrak officials on funding

By Melina Druga, Transportation Today; July 2, 2019 U.S. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) recently questioned Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson and…

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Wisconsin: La Crosse County Board supports expansion of Amtrak services

By Brittany Lake, Daybreak Anchor, WXOW ABC 19; June 17, 2019 LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A potential solution to the…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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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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Politico Morning Transportation: Tracking Amtrak’s long distance train debate

Another plane manufacturer hit by sensor issues By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 22, 2019 TRACKING AMTRAK’S LONG DISTANCE…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train

By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2019 Advocates for high-speed rail to Chicago are now adopting a less ambitious…

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Could Amtrak Ever Return To Bismarck, North Dakota?

By Robert Suhr, KXnet.com; February 26, 2019 Bismarck – We all know the weather in North Dakota can change in…

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Opinion: Amtrak’s airline CEO wants to kill America’s most storied trains

By Jon Talton, Columnist, The Seattle Times; February 26, 2019 Passengers stuck on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight for more than a…

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Wisconsin: Railroad boosters seek additional Amtrak passenger service through region

By NOAH VERNAU, Reporter, Portage Daily Register; February 15, 2019 Now’s the time to sell lawmakers on the idea of…

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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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Second daily train from St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago likely; high-speed rail prospects stalled

By Ryan Faircloth, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Brainerd Dispatch; December 1, 2018 ST. PAUL — Plans for a second daily…

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