Hard to believe that stuff that happened all in many of our lives is now called HISTORIC.
Photo at top: Northbound Silver Star in 1977
Amtrak was incorporated in 1971, and spent much of that decade establishing its operations, route network, and design and branding. USA TODAY Travel asked Amtrak to search its archives for photos and materials that show what American rail travel was like in the 1970s. From the TurboTrain to the Metroclub, be prepared for a groovy trip down memory lane!