New York By Rail

Welcome aboard your Amtrak® travel guide to destinations in New York State, Vermont and Canada! Established in 2004, we create and publish the website, and the award-winning magazine, New York By Rail, that passengers enjoy on Amtrak train routes from New York City to Albany and Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks and Montreal and Toronto, although the Canadian service is currently suspended., is your detailed source of information on places to visit and things to do in our region. Looking for a pristine sandy beach? An amusement park? A casino? A hike to a waterfall? A hip restaurant? A romantic getaway? You’ll find out how to do all of these things, and so much more, by clicking through the pages of our website. You’ll see how easy and inexpensive it is to do it by train through the many discounts and travel packages we offer. We also give you first-hand accounts, accompanied by numerous photos and video clips, about our favorite destinations throughout the region. is your gateway to hundreds of hot spots and cool happenings!

New York By Rail Magazine

The New York By Rail print magazine, established in 2004, is a nationally recognized award-winning magazine. It has received APEX Awards for Publication Excellence thirteen years running. New York By Rail is published annually each spring with 100,000 copies distributed:

  • at Amtrak owned stations throughout New York State
  • by mail to those requesting a copy
  • New York State Thruway Information Center Rest Areas
  • New York City hotels, residences and tourist outlets
  • Other NYS attractions and tourist centers

New York By Rail contains stories on train-friendly destinations, profiles of train enthusiasts, historical lookbacks, special offers and tips on Amtrak train travel to New York City, the Hudson River Valley, the greater Albany area, the Adirondacks, along the Erie Canal and in western New York. Another highlight is our “Fun 100”, a listing of 100+ fairs and festivals throughout the year.

For questions, advertising information or to order a copy of the current issue of New York By Rail, contact us.

Thomas Martinelli

From Our Publisher

From Our Publisher | Tom Martinelli I’ve had the pleasure of publishing New York By Rail
for 15 years. We began in 2004 as a print-only resource
for visiting Amtrak destinations within New York, Vermont
and Canada. With digital content now available at, reader interest for the print magazine
hasn’t waned. We distribute as many copies today
(175,000) as when we began. I’ve also visited many of
the destinations featured in our magazine. I prefer train
travel, which allows me to keep up with work and arrive
stress-free at my destination.

New York By Rail Publisher Fuels Passion For Traveling Through Print, Digital Content

Tom Martinelli | New York By Rail | Content StudioA longtime Hudson Valley resident, Tom Martinelli has turned his love of traveling throughout New York state into his business.

Martinelli, a Poughkeepsie resident, collaborates with Amtrak on New York By Rail, a free magazine that publishes each spring and features travel-by-rail destinations, profiles of train enthusiasts and local history stories, along with listings of fairs and festivals throughout the year in partnership with I Love NY, which promotes tourism in the state.

The magazine has received 10 consecutive national Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX).

Martinelli believes the accolades speak to the positive feedback from both Amtrak officials and passengers.

“Amtrak gets a lot of great feedback from the publication, and train riders reach out to us all the time,” he said.

New York By Rail print magazine is distributed for free on the backs of Amtrak train seats, train stations and New York State Thruway rest areas. Martinelli also maintains a digital presence through