The rail service, established in 1971 to relieve struggling freight rail services of their money-losing passenger service, has been a source of constant debate about its costs and benefits.
March 4, 2010Tinesheau Howell of Perryville, Md., and her daughters Lena, 11, and Tiggy, 9 months, held by Lena, stand at Jean S. Roberts Memorial Park in Havre de Grace, Md., as an Amtrak Acela train crosses the Susquehanna River. As the rail service celebrates its 40th anniversary, major questions loom about its future.Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.