December 9, 2014 Celebrate the Holidays with Amtrak

Christina Leeds

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Winter travel fare discount and gift ideas; Model train circles National Christmas Tree

WASHINGTON – As Amtrak connects families and friends for the holidays, it is also celebrating the season with a winter travel fare discount and great gift ideas.

The winter travel sale is valid for one 20 percent off companion rail fare with the purchase of one regular full adult rail fare. The offer is available for purchase now through December 13, for travel between January 21 and March 31, 2015.

For holiday gift-giving, Amtrak offers a wide variety of merchandise including Travel Certificates, apparel, toys, collectibles, calendars and more at the online Amtrak Store. Also offered is the second in a series of limited-edition ornaments featuring long-distance trains, with this year’s selection the Coast Starlight Parlour Car logo. In addition, eCertificates to the Amtrak Store make great last minute gifts.

America’s Railroad® is once again participating in the National Christmas Tree celebration with an Amtrak model train circling the base of the tree through Jan. 1, 2015. Amtrak partnered with the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and the National Christmas Tree Railroad to bring this holiday tradition to life. The model train includes two GE Genesis P42 diesel locomotives and four single-level Amfleet passenger cars plus a café car. It represents Amtrak’s Midwest Corridor service, as well as the Northeast Regional service south of Washington, D.C., where the trains operate using this type of equipment.

In addition, Amtrak riders and employees came together in a fun and festive video of a holiday classic — with an Amtrak twist.

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