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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So you want to see the country by train? Here are some tips.

By Dave Murphy, Contributor, Greater Greater Washington; August 2, 2019 If you can spare the time, a long distance trip…

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Got time? You can avoid ‘flygskam’ (Swedish for flight shame)

By John Ryan, KUOW-FM; April 28, 2019 In Sweden, they have a word for the guilty feeling of polluting by…

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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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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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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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These Carmel, Indiana teens traveled rural America by train for 9 days with limited cell service

By Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star; February 8, 2018 As the Amtrak train started pulling away from the Chicago station,…

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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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