Fifty Years of Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, turns fifty years old on May 1, 2021. To celebrate, we prepared a “50 Years of Amtrak” photography gallery, drawing from our collections and the recent work of a few of our board members. We’ve included a photograph from each year of Amtrak’s existence, dating back to 1971, plus a few bonuses. And if you want to learn more about the evolution of Amtrak’s colors, logos, and designs, be sure to check out the article “It takes a lot of thought to paint a train” on Atlas Obscura by Justin Franz, one of our board members.