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This forum is for announcements and for new members who'd like to introduce themselves to our membership.

This is not the place for posting questions about Amtrak.

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Amtrak Rail Discussion


  1. Amtrak’s Future: Member Ideas and Discussion

Discuss Amtrak, our country's national intercity passenger railroad.

Members - please use this forum to post any questions regarding Amtrak.

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Guest Forum for Amtrak Questions

This forum is open to non-members to ask questions about Amtrak, Amtrak travel and Amtrak Guest Rewards. Members are encouraged to visit here and provide answers. Members should pose their questions in the appropriate member-only topics.

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Amtrak Guest Rewards

Members - Discuss Amtrak Guest Rewards Program and related issues.

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Museum of Amtrak Timetables Discussion

www.timetables.org - discussion, support, suggestions

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Is anyone updating the Museum? - last post by bmjhagen9426

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Amtrak FAQs & First-Time Rider Info


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Check here first for topics that provide answers to many common first-timer questions. This includes things like: tips for things to pack, getting the best deal on a sleeper, best kept secrets, etc.

Please note: This is not the place to post questions. This forum is intended to be more of a dynamic resource where members contribute their knowledge.

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Line Numbers/Consist Listings - last post by The Chief

What to See, and Where?


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Tips & info on things to see & do, as well as where to stay, in cities served by Amtrak.

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Travelogues / Trip Reports

Post travelogues and trip reports of your rail journeys here. All reports involving trains and/or monorails are welcome here. While most reports do include riding on Amtrak, it is not a requirement to have taken a ride on Amtrak to post a trip report here.

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High Speed Rail

Discussions for High Speed Rail

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Commuter Rail/Subway/Light Rail

Discuss commuter rail, subway, light rail, and all related topics.

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Miscellaneous Rail Transportation


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Rail Advocacy Forum

A forum for discussion how to promote rail travel and better funding for rail transit.

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Train Photography

Discuss anything relating to photographing of trains to how to post pictures/videos, etc.

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Model Railroading, Computer Games and Applications

Discuss model railroading, railroad computer games and railroad-related computer programs.

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Discuss other forms of transportation that don't use steel wheels.

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