Amtrak Across America, First Edition by John A Fostik. Amtrak is an essential part of America's transportation system today for over 28 million passengers. This book covers all the lines from past to present including the legacy Steamliners of the pre-Amtrak era: Champions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, and Zephyrs to today's modern Acela Express. Through the use of evocative photos, postcards and memorabilia, this book is a journey through the past 40 years of Amtrak across America. 90 black and white and 50 color photos. Softbound. 128 pages.