Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Amtrak continues to make headlines as our ridership numbers increase, infrastructure improvements are made and we get ready to release new cars. Take a look at Amtrak headlines below or contact our team for additional information. Our archives also offer an extensive glimpse into how Amtrak made news across America during our first 40 years.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with specific questions regarding the archives or any aspect of our history. Be sure to check back regularly for updates.
- AMTRAK LAUNCHES HISTORY WEBSITE [PDF]
- September 21, 2012 — Amtrak has launched a new website, History.Amtrak.com, dedicated to providing a view into its extensive archive and as a place to share in its rich history. The site features a collection of historic photographs, ads, route guides, timetable covers and other resources celebrating Amtrak’s more than 40 years as the nation’s intercity passenger rail provider.
- AMTRAK CELEBRATES 40 YEARS SERVING AMERICA; Meeting national needs with initiative, pride and success [PDF]
- May 2, 2011 — WASHINGTON - Forty years ago, on May 1, 1971, Amtrak operated its first intercity passenger train and began its continuing journey of meeting America's national needs with initiative, pride and success.