PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, PRR Pennsylvania Railroad 1918 Map Track System
This is a map of the Pennsylvania Railroad system as of 1918, with trackage rights in purple and future lines dotted. The two disconnected pieces in West Virginia are not an error; they are remaining portions of the Little Kanawha Syndicate properties that were partially controlled by the PRR-owned Pennsylvania Company
PRR Pennsylvania Railroad 1918 Map Track System Eastern US Routes
Amtrak employs nearly 19,000 people. It operates passenger service on 21,000 miles (34,000 km) of track primarily owned by freight railroads connecting 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. In fiscal year 2008, Amtrak served 28.7 million passengers, representing six straight years of record ridership. Despite this recent growth, the United States still has one of the lowest inter-city rail usages in the developed world due to relatively developed interstate freeway and airline modes of transportation, very long distances and slow travel times between cities (giving airlines and driving a significant time advantage), and perceived unreliability of Amtrak's service.
Amtrak's old logo from 1971 to 2000, the "inverted arrow," dubbed by critics as the "pointless arrow." On July 6, 2000 Amtrak unveiled "...a new logo whose shape and suggestion of movement convey the comfort and uniqueness of the rail experience."
Amtrak 345, an EMD F40PH pulls a passenger train through Porter, Indiana