January 2, 2013 North Carolina Featured On 2013 Amtrak Calendar

Wall and desk calendars available at the Amtrak store

WASHINGTON – Raleigh, N.C. and a North Carolina locomotive are featured on the 2013 Amtrak wall and desk calendars now available at the Amtrak Store.

On the calendar, North Carolina locomotive 1797, “City of Asheville,” and Amtrak locomotive 120 are pictured with Raleigh as the backdrop capturing a long standing and progressive partnership between Amtrak and the state of North Carolina to provide an expanded intercity passenger rail service in the region.

The state-supported Carolinian, trains 79 and 80, operates daily between New York and Charlotte, and the Piedmont, trains 73, 74, 75 and 76, operates daily between Raleigh and Charlotte. Ridership in North Carolina increased four percent in Fiscal Year 2012, to more than 938,000 ons and offs. Amtrak partners with 15 states to provide intercity passenger rail service.

The annual Amtrak calendar is always a popular item and is available in both a wall size for $10, and a desk size for $5. The Amtrak Store also offers a wide variety of merchandise including apparel, toys, collectibles and posters as well as travel certificates for Amtrak travel.

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Christina Leeds

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