Passengers Unsure About New Sacremento Valley Station

August 13, 2012

According to the Sacramento Bee, passengers are giving mixed reviews about the newly constructed platform at Sacramento Valley Station.  The station was recently subject to a $50 million improvement project, which included a new tunnel, improved lighting and improved tracks.  Unfortunately for passengers, the new platform was also created to make more room for development […]

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Amtrak Service Disrupted in Baltimore

May 27, 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, Amtrak passenger rail service has been disrupted in the Baltimore area today.  Overhead wire problems caused a complete halt of Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia service for four hours.   Service has since been restored on two out of three lines, but Amtrak has reported delays spanning from […]

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Amtrak on Pace to Break Ridership Records in 2012

April 17, 2012

Amtrak had one of its best years in 2011 with all-time high ridership numbers, but according to a recent Amtrak press release, the passenger rail service provider may be on pace to reach new record ridership totals in 2012. For the first six months of the Amtrak fiscal year, October 2011 to  March 2012, ridership […]

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New Amtrak Vacations Packages

February 27, 2012

In a recent press release, Amtrak has announced an expansion in available escorted rail journeys for 2012, bringing the total number of itineraries from two to five.  The journeys are provided through the travel package provider, Amtrak Vacations.  Each Amtrak Vacations journey consists of an overnight journey that combines beautiful scenery and prominent landmarks to […]

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Amtrak “Fare Sale” in the Midwest

January 5, 2012

Amtrak has recently announced a fare sale for the remainder of the winter and early spring this year.  The sale will be available to Amtrak passengers in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.  According to Amtrak’s press release, the fare sale is intended to assist those passengers who’s pockets have been “emptied by holiday spending.” Several of […]

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The “Cabbage,”Amtrak’s Recycled F40

December 30, 2011

The EMD F40PH was Amtrak’s primary locomotive for more than two decades. These husky locomotives hauled millions of passengers from coast to coast, racking up millions of miles which ultimately caught up with them. In 1996, the time was clearly up, and Amtrak placed an order for their first order of P42’s that would displace […]

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