Francesco (Frank) McBride is the 2012 Amtrak Police Officer of the Year. Based in Philadelphia, Investigator McBride was assigned several high-profile cases, many of which involved the theft of copper wire from the Amtrak system.
A new era of more reliable and energy efficient Amtrak service for Northeast intercity rail passengers is coming down the tracks as the first of 70 advanced technology electric locomotives being built by Siemens begin rolling off the assembly line today. The first units of the $466 million order will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall.
The K9 video features animated talking dog characters explaining the ability of K9 teams to use their heightened sense of smell to detect suspicious vapors. In addition, the video teaches kids how to be safer around trains, railroad tracks and stations.
Amtrak is showcasing its past, present and future in a traveling Exhibit Train that will make various stops around the country. The refreshed and updated Exhibit Train follows the popular 40th anniversary version that celebrated Amtrak’s history with a tour in 2011 – 2012.
As Amtrak celebrates its 42nd year as America’s Railroad®, we remain a vital part of the national transportation network and economy. With record ridership and strong financial performance, Amtrak is successfully fulfilling its national mission and daily demonstrating its value to the country.