This community is devoted to discussion of all things related to the sole national rail passenger company in the United States. Topics are pretty much wide open: ask questions, swap tips, post travelogues or anecdotes from recent rail trips, post praise, mutter disdain, talk about the ever-present budget issues, discussion of Amtrak employee life and/or management, whatever you want -- as long as it involves the railroad.
Do you work for Amtrak? You might also be interested in joining crew_in_blue, the meeting place for on-board Amtrak crew.
Discussion of VIA Rail Canada topics are welcome here, too!
Discussion of commuter and excursion lines in the U.S. & Canada are welcomed, as are posts about pre-Amtrak passenger rail services.
The rules are simple: No flaming, no virtual fistfights, keep any profanity to a low rumble.
Regarding sales and auctions of rail related items: Permitted, but they must lurk behind an lj-cut tag that BRIEFLY describes the product within, subject lines must start with FOR SALE: or FOR AUCTION:, commercial posts not following these guidelines will be deleted without notice.
Community rules change and evolve with the community, so these items aren't set in stone.