Trails & Rails Partnership Program
Trails & Rails is a partnership program between the National Park Service and Amtrak. This program provides rail passengers, leaving from Seattle, with natural and cultural information that fosters an appreciation of the Pacific Northwest.
Railroads played an important part in both the development of historical Seattle and the Klondike Gold Rush. As the Pacific terminus for three intercontinental railroads, both stampeders and the supplies they would need flowed into Seattle onboard trains. Today freight trains carry all types of goods to and from the heartland of the United States to the Port of Seattle. Passenger trains like the Empire Builder and the Coast Starlight travel through and nearby many significant natural and cultural areas.
Utilizing script outlines and portable public address system, as well as the train's public address system, Trails & Rails guides provide information on natural and cultural history as seen from the trains
Prospective guides must meet certain physical standards regarding vision, hearing, speaking, and general physical fitness. Additionally, candidates must be able to turn a script or outline into their own words for presentation to the public. This position is uniformed, and uniforms are provided. Mandatory training starts mid-March.
Please contact Spirit Trickey at 206-220-4240 for more information.
A short YouTube video about Trails and Rails program.
Did You Know?
2109 will be the bicentennial anniversary of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, an event that promoted Seattle as the gateway to Alaska and the Orient.