Amtrak (am' trak)...
The railroad which began operating intercity passenger trains on May 1, 1971
Historical (hi-stor' i-kel)...
Having importance or influence in history
Society (se-si' i-te)...
A group distinguished from other groups by mutual interests
The Amtrak Historical Society was founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit
corporation under the law of the state of
Illinois. The primary purpose of the Society is to preserve the history of
Amtrak and to establish its place in the archives of U.S. railroading.
Our activities are to:
- Maintain records of all aspects of Amtrak's operations
- Collect data to create a profile of Amtrak's developments
- Publish a newsletter
- Be an informational resource for individuals and groups interested
in the passenger railroad
- Host an annual conference
Although formed with the approval of the National Railroad Passenger
Corporation (Amtrak), the Amtrak Historical Society is a
separate entity and is not affiliated with, nor funded by Amtrak.
http://www.amtrakhistoricalsociety.org - Copyright © 1998-2009 - Amtrak Historical Society.
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