An Influential 50 Years

Amtrak takes great pride in its innovative advancements in rail travel safety and sustainability, as well as its contribution to the economic vitality of the communities it serves.

50th Anniversary Graphic Photo Wall

See the winning designs from talented student artists.

Celebrating the Past, Looking To the Future

As we honor and commemorate our first 50 years, we're looking to the future and its next half-century of service.

Paint Scheme and Livery History

A deep dive into the history of Amtrak’s paint scheme and liveries.

Amtrak Station Stops

For many Amtrak travelers, the adventure begins at one of our many beautiful and architecturally significant stations.

Faster, Safer and Sustainable: Acela

Introducing our next generation of high-speed rail service.

Celebrating 50 Years with J. Craig Thorpe

Nationally recognized artist J. Craig Thorpe graciously celebrates our anniversary through art.

Committed to Sustainability

We're actively taking steps to improve our environmental impact.

Amtrak Advertising Through the Years

A recap of our major advertising campaigns over five decades.

Poster Gallery

Browse a selection of Amtrak posters throughout the years.

COVID-19 Innovative Adaptations

We've expanded reserved seating and added a capacity indicator in response to the pandemic.

Wishes Past and Future

We truly value partnering with Make-A-Wish to help make wishes come true.

Amtrak Trivia

Test your knowledge about our history, stations and services.

Rest or Relax in the Quiet Car

Amtrak’s Quiet Car offers a quiet place for passengers.

When Life Hands You Lemons… Build a National Railroad.

Amtrak forms a national railroad from a hodge-podge of equipment.