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Amtrak has launched a website in recognition of the national intercity passenger railroad's 50th anniversary.
The site will serve as a central hub for information about Amtrak's history and milestones, and spotlight individual employees, Amtrak officials said in a news release.
Nearly 50 years ago, the first Amtrak train left the station on May 1, 1971, traveling from New York City to Philadelphia.
Today, Amtrak has 17,000 employees and a national system connecting more than 500 destinations across 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces, on more than 21,400 miles of routes.