April 2016 - TransDominion Express

Amtrak Now Offers Bike Service on the Vermonter

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Enjoy the journey and explore the stops along the way WASHINGTON – Amtrak is launching bike service on the Vermonter to provide passengers a more convenient way to travel with their bicycles. Tickets for carry-on bike service are now available for travel beginning May 1. The Vermonter operates daily between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, […]


611 brings tourists, train buffs to Roanoke

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

After a little tune-up in North Carolina, the coal-fired 611 locomotive pulled into Roanoke on Saturday, billowing steam and pulling train buffs behind it. “She’s here!” Charles “Chuck” Hardy exclaimed when he heard the train coming. The Virginia Museum of Transportation docent and 611 fanatic was surprised to hear it arriving at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, […]


Trails and Rails Program Adds Route from New York City to Washington, D.C.

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

NEW YORK—The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with Amtrak, has added the New York to Washington, D.C. Saturday morning route as part of its Trails and Rails program. NPS volunteers will assist passengers with information about national parks and monuments on Saturday mornings aboard Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 153, leaving New York Penn Station at 8:05 A.M. and […]


Amtrak and the National Park Service Partner to Offer Unique Summer Adventures

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Great deals on travel to America’s national parks & monuments WASHINGTON – Just in time for families making summer travel plans, Amtrak is partnering with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service to expand the popular Trails & Rails program and help Americans connect with one of our nation’s true treasures – the […]


Lynchburg rolls out red carpet for the “Queen of Steam”

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Anticipation filled the frigid air Saturday afternoon as hundreds of people huddled on the platform of Kemper Street Station, waiting for steam or the sound of a whistle that would signal the arrival of The Virginian, Norfolk & Western’s Class J 611 steam passenger train. Bracing themselves against the wind and periodic snow flurries, the […]