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Two of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, Florida and California, are on opposite coasts. It's a long trip if you're flying, long if you are driving and even longer if you decide to take Amtrak because multiple trains are involved. The trip is doable if you have the time, and you … Continue reading Riding Amtrak between Florida and California
Amtrak points are of part of the Amtrak Guest Rewards program, which is open to residents in the United States and Canada. You can earn points online or with an Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card. To get started, call 1-800-307-5000 to enroll in the rewards program or complete a short form on Amtrak.com. Once you … Continue reading How Amtrak Points Work
Grand Central and New York Penn Station are two different train terminals in Manhattan. They were built by rival railroad companies in the early 20th century: New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad. Different trains still arrive and depart from these stations today. Here's what you need to know: Grand Central Opened in 1913 A very … Continue reading Is Grand Central the same as Penn Station?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMTd1X9c6kg "White Christmas" is a classic holiday movie featuring Bing Crosby -- and an epic train trip. Early in the movie, the lead characters board a train in Florida with New York and Vermont the final destinations. This train trip was completely doable in 1954 when the movie was released. Here's how it would have … Continue reading “White Christmas” movie: History behind the passenger trains
Amtrak transports vehicles, including cars, on the Auto Train that travels non-stop between Virginia and Florida. However, you have to be a ticketed Amtrak passenger and travel with your vehicle in order to use this service. View vehicle requirements and dimensions allowed on the Amtrak train. Additionally, there is some space for specialized vehicles including … Continue reading Can Amtrak ship my car?
Due to decreased demand for rail service related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Amtrak is modifying service on some of its long-distance routes starting in October. Frequency on these routes is changing from daily to three days per week. Two routes, Cardinal and Sunset Limited, were already operating on the three-day per week schedule and will … Continue reading Amtrak schedule changes in October: Things to know
There are pros and cons to Amtrak travel and pros and cons to getting on a plane. Your interest in seeing the country, need for on-time arrival or quick travel time are some of the top deciding factors when choosing between these transportation options. See below to learn more about Amtrak vs. flying. Pros of … Continue reading Amtrak vs Flying: Pros and Cons
In addition to providing rail service in different regions of the United States, Amtrak also has 15 long-distance routes that travel overnight (sometimes multiple nights) to destinations across the country. These trains have sleeper and lounge cars, which provide additional space on a long journey. Explore the long-distance routes below to learn about the cities, … Continue reading Amtrak’s 15 long-distance train routes and the places they go
Amtrak, officially called the The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, is a corporation that was chartered by the U.S. government in 1970 (operation began May 1, 1971). The federal government owns the majority of the stock (source), but despite this, Amtrak is classified as an independent agency. Other things to know: Amtrak has a Board of … Continue reading Who owns Amtrak?