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Travel to Columbia County by Rail with Amtrak

A two hour train ride from Penn Station in New York City brings you to Columbia County. Gone is the hustle and bustle of the big city. In Columbia County, there’s natural beauty abound, history and plenty of attractions to keep you busy-but relaxed. Your Amtrak train will take you along the scenic Hudson River and leave you at the historic Hudson Station. When you get off the train, stop at the Information Center at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, at 1 North Front Street, to get some ideas for a great getaway.

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Happy 50th Anniversary Empire Service!

The Empire Service has not only survived the ups and downs of the last half-century but also become a mainstay among New York rail-travelers. What the future holds for intercity service in Upstate New York is hard to predict, but hopefully, the high-speed rail service will continue to serve the public.

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Discover New York’s Museums with Don Wildman

Greetings, fellow travelers! Thanks for joining me on my sprawling journey to New York’s amazing collection of museums. I’ve embarked – with the generous help of New York By Rail and I Love New York – on a statewide odyssey to explore the astonishing depth and breadth of a distinctive collective community — New York’s museums, learning a few of the remarkable things they have to teach along the way.

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Bald Eagles on the Hudson

Watching the world go by your window is part of what makes riding Amtrak so pleasurable. This is especially true when the scenery includes the Hudson River and surrounding woodlands. It’s such a relaxing view that it can lull you into dreaming—unless you’re searching for Bald Eagles on the Hudson. Surprising to many train travelers, Bald Eagles live along the …

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