U.S.: Why I Took an Overnight Amtrak Trip on the Empire Builder Instead of Flying or Driving

By Ali Wunderman, Conde Nast Traveler; August 25, 2020 It was hard for me to stay awake as Amtrak’s Empire…

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U.S.: What It’s Like to Travel Across the Country by Amtrak Right Now

By Alexandra Schonfeld, Newsweek; July 31, 2020 There are certainly advantages to flying over choosing another form of transportation especially…

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U.S.: The Trusty Roomette Is Suddenly Giving Amtrak an Advantage Airlines Can Only Dream Of

By Robert Klara, Adweek; July 13, 2020 In 1946, the Association of American Railroads produced a report aimed at calming…

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Amtrak rolls out more comfortable cars for trips out of Chicago

By David Roeder, Chicago Sun-Times; October 16, 2019 If you haven’t traveled by train in a while, Amtrak is summoning…

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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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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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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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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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Three Ultra-Luxury Sleeping Options On Amtrak – Part 3

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 27, 2018 It probably takes just four words to make you uncomfortable and repulsed:…

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Review of Amtrak’s Capitol Limited Between Chicago and DC – Train Across America Series – Part 2

By Francis Tapon, Contributor, Forbes; September 20, 2018 Sometimes an 18-hour trip is better than a two-hour one. After a…

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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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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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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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