OPERATIONS BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1971

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The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, is a
publicly funded railroad service operated and managed as a for-profit which
began operations on May 1, 1971, to provide intercity passenger train service
in the United States.

Amtrak operates more than 300 trains each day on 21,300 miles of track that
connects more than 500 destinations in 46 states.  Its headquarters is at Union
Station
in Washington, D.C. The name "Amtrak" is a combination of the words
"America" and "trak",

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