Rail travel in the United States

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The United States may be the land of the car, but it is also one of the greatest countries in the world to be explored by passenger train. There are a number of private operators who offer exclusive and luxurious packages on private passenger trains, but it is on board the trains of the state-owned and subsidized Amtrak that most tourists and travelers experience America by rail. The coast-to-coast journey from San Francisco to New York City by train is one of the world's classic rail journeys, and is known for both its breathtaking scenery and historical significance.



Passenger rail companies

Planning your trip

Rail passes


Boarding the train

On board

Private rail cars



See also