“White Christmas” movie: History behind the passenger trains

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’s 15 long-distance train routes and the places they go

Amtrak Southwest Chief in New Mexico

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

5 busiest long-distance Amtrak stations in 2018

Inside Chicago Union Station

Passenger trains might not be as popular as they once were, but long-distance rail travel is still an option in the United States. In fact, the station with most arriving and departing passengers in 2018 had over 1 million. Curious which one? Read on to view the list of the busiest long-distance Amtrak stations courtesy of … Continue reading 5 busiest long-distance Amtrak stations in 2018