To begin to learn why we say "There's Something About a Train That's Magic" call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245), or visit your local station, and ask them for their brochure Amtrak America - Your Travel Guide to Amtrak Routes and Services, a 60+ page booklet all about Amtrak. It contains a wealth of information, including a description of each major route. You may also wish to pickup the Amtrak Vacations, a 40 page booklet. It includes special train packages, as well as diagrams of the layout of all of the types of cars used, including sleeping compartments. You can also order either brochure on-line here. Allow two to four weeks for mail delivery. While you wait, much of the same information is on the Amtrak Web Site.
Also ask for a copy of the Amtrak National Timetable which will greatly assist you in planning future trips. New Timetables usually appear in the Spring and the Fall.
Amtrak Travel Tips edited by
from personal experience and suggestions from many Amtrak riders. Particular thanks to former OTOL Leader HaRRy Sutton.
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