Monthly Archives

September 2014

Take Amtrak to the Richmond Folk Festival

| September 30, 2014

Amtrak is the Official Travel Sponsor of the Richmond Folk Festival, an event that celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, crafts, storytelling and food. The festival will unfold Oct. 10-12 at downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront.

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Writers Selected for Amtrak Residency Program

| September 24, 2014

Amtrak has selected 24 members of the literary community as the first group of writers to participate in the #AmtrakResidency program. Over the next year, they will work on the writing projects of their choice in the unique workspace of a long-distance train.

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Take Amtrak to the Wide Open Blue Grass Festival

| September 19, 2014

North Carolina’s Amtrak and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) are teaming up to offer music fans a chance to travel on America’s Railroad® to the annual Wide Open Blue Grass Festival in Raleigh, N.C., being held Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. The event is at the Raleigh Convention Center, which is within walking distance from the Amtrak Raleigh station.

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Take a Pledge to “Be Track Smart”

| September 10, 2014

September is Rail Safety Month and Amtrak California and Caltrans are asking Californians to always practice safety when crossing train tracks. A giant rail safety pledge banner will make its way across the state throughout the month of September collecting pledges and signatures including those of local mayors and family members of those who have been killed in rail-related incidents.

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“Great Dome” Car Returns to Adirondack Service

| September 10, 2014

Passengers aboard Amtrak’s Adirondack service can experience the splendor of Upstate New York’s fall foliage season in unique fashion when the historic “Great Dome” car returns for a six-week run September 25 through November 4, 2014.

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