Great #TeamAmtrak photo by @highballnumber8  who says, “It’s always a pleasure traveling with Amtrak’s polite and friendly staff. Crew change at Winona, MN on a Chicago-bound Empire Builder, November 2013.”

Great #TeamAmtrak photo by @highballnumber8 who says, “It’s always a pleasure traveling with Amtrak’s polite and friendly staff. Crew change at Winona, MN on a Chicago-bound Empire Builder, November 2013.”

#TeamAmtrak photo by @wdiehl86 “The tradition continues… Back during the time of AT&SF’s Super Chief and it’s other fleet of passenger trains paused in Albuquerque to service, which included washing the windows.  Today, is no different as a service crew member washes the window of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.”

#TeamAmtrak photo by @wdiehl86 “The tradition continues… Back during the time of AT&SF’s Super Chief and it’s other fleet of passenger trains paused in Albuquerque to service, which included washing the windows. Today, is no different as a service crew member washes the window of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief.”

"We rode the Capitol Corridor Train yesterday and met the best fellow! He said call me the Conductor! A photo will cost you $5.00 if you want me to smile that’s an extra $5.00 he said with a smile… He was filled with such light and life he made our day!" Photo and #TeamAmtrak story courtesy of by @ferncreek1

"We rode the Capitol Corridor Train yesterday and met the best fellow! He said call me the Conductor! A photo will cost you $5.00 if you want me to smile that’s an extra $5.00 he said with a smile… He was filled with such light and life he made our day!" Photo and #TeamAmtrak story courtesy of by @ferncreek1

#TeamAmtrak Employee Nominated for Environment Award


At Amtrak, we are involved and innovative whenever and wherever necessary to do our part to preserve our planet. It is one thing to provide energy efficient transportation, and quite another to help find 21st century solutions to our environmental needs.

Each year, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) presents the John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award to a railroad employee who has demonstrated the highest level of environmental stewardship during the previous year. This year, we are proud that Bob Costello, plant manager of our Delaware mechanical shops, was nominated for the award for his environmental contributions towards operating a safe and environmentally responsible railroad.

Over his 37-year career at Amtrak, Bob created a training program requiring all facility employees to receive instruction in storm water spill management and spill prevention, control and countermeasure regardless of job requirements. Five years ago, Bob began evaluating environmental performance in yearly employee reviews—becoming the first Amtrak plant manager to do so. Recently, challenged with closing Wilmington’s antiquated steam plant, Bob suggested installing individual heaters in each building, effectively retiring central steam operation to give Amtrak a combined fuel and labor savings of over $3 million annually.

Can we get a big “Woo-hoo” for Bob?

Read more about The John H. Chafee Environmental Excellence Award and all of the nominees.

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