Amtrak operates intercity passenger trains in the contiguous United States: some commuter (suburban, urban, local) trains, most regional (intrastate) trains and all national (interstate, long distance), overnight, high-speed and international trains (some cross into Canada). Many states (California, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Illinois, Utah, New Mexico, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida...) and regional transportation authorities (e.g. Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District) sponsor their own state/regional commuter and intrastate route=trains, some of which are included in Amtrak (California), some of which are not (Maryland). Try an OpenPublicTransportMap rendering, which displays route=train relations as train-numbered black lines, including the union of Amtrak routes with state- and regional-sponsored routes.
In North America, a "bottom level" (infrastructure) relation of route=tracks is usually omitted, skipping directly to a "middle level" (infrastructure) relation of route=railway. "Higher level" passenger rail routes like the Amtrak routes linked here are properly a collection of rail segments, stations/stops and platforms. More complete tagging on underlying infrastructure includes accurate name=* and usage=* tags. And, identically named track segments (making up a "named Subdivision") are collected into a route=railway relation (not a route=tracks relation as OpenRailwayMap suggests). You can improve one or more of the route=train relations below without the following suggestion, but please endeavor to include a review/correction/completion of the underlying route=railway relation(s) (infrastructure which should contain identically named track segments) as you do so.
For example, the Hiawatha Service route=train relation contains all track segments that make up that route, so it is correct to mark here as Complete. But examining this relation's members shows that while some tracks are correctly named "C&M Subdivision," others are missing such name=* (and usage=*) tags. Furthermore, track segments which make up the C&M Subdivision are not (yet) collected into a route=railway + name=C&M Subdivision relation. Please endeavor to identify contiguous rail segments with identical name=* and usage=* tags and collect them into a route=railway "named Subdivision" relation. The route=train relations listed below are important to complete, but so are their underlying infrastructure route=railway relations, too!
Amtrak route=train routes are roughly Complete, at least to a rudimentary stage of public_transport:version=1. Underway now are improvements to these relations to public_transport:version=2 (a route_master super-relation, bi-directional route logic and complete public_transport=platforms). See the San Joaquin route, which can be used as a model Amtrak public_transport:version=2 example (it has stations, but few platforms). For a v2 route with exemplary station and platform members see Relation: Brunswick Line: Frederick => Union Station of the Maryland Transit Administration. A goal is for all Amtrak routes to become public_transport:version=2, each identically-tracked train with its own route and precise platform locations.
Such growth from v1 to v2 is what is meant by Map Your Train Ride! Add public_transport=platforms to the route=train relation of your commute. It's easy: add a node or draw a small polygon representing the exact location of the platform, and tag with public_transport=platform, railway=platform and rail=yes, light_rail=yes, subway=yes or tram=yes. You might also add it to the proper route=train relation(s) which should be found around that railway=station. For further guidance, see this diagram of a "simple railway station".
|Acela Express||2100–2297||high_speed||Complete; rough public_transport v1. Northeast Corridor needs fixing|
|Adirondack||68, 69||international||Complete; rough public_transport v1; Station nodes need ordering|
|Auto Train||52, 53||car||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Blue Water||364, 365||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|California Zephyr||5, 6||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1. The relation is said to be so big it is hard to work with (>2500 members). 2438 miles (Chicago - Emeryville, California)|
|Capitol Corridor||518-553; 720-751||regional||Complete; public_transport v1. 272 km (San Jose - Oakland - Sacramento - Auburn). Phase 1 southern extension from San José (Diridon) to Gilroy (+49 km) and Salinas (+60 km) expected in 2018, for a new total length of 381 km. New infill stations at Pajaro (to serve Watsonville) and Castroville (to serve Monterey) as Phase 2, no revenue service date specified.|
|Capitol Limited||29, 30||national||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Cardinal||50, 51||national||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Carl Sandburg||381, 382||regional||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Carolinian||79, 80||national||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Cascades||500-517||international||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|City of New Orleans||58, 59||national||Essentially complete; public_transport v1; "Last mile" connectivity needed in Chicago|
|Coast Starlight||11, 14||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1. Seattle Subdivision needs fixing. 1377 miles (Seattle - Los Angeles).|
|Crescent||19, 20||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Downeaster||680-699||regional||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Empire Builder||7, 8; 27, 28||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Empire Service||230-288||regional||Somewhat complete; rough public_transport v2. Needs additional Albany to Buffalo routes.|
|Ethan Allen Express||290-296||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v2|
|Heartland Flyer||821, 822||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Hiawatha Service||329-342||regional||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Hoosier State||850, 851||regional||Essentially complete; public_transport v1; "Last mile" connectivity needed in Chicago|
|Illini-Saluki||390-393||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Illinois Zephyr||380, 383||regional||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Keystone Service||600-672||commuter||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Lake Shore Limited||48, 49; 448, 449||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Lincoln Service||300-307||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1; tracks near St. Louis estimated|
|Maple Leaf||63, 64||international||Complete; rough public_transport v2|
|Missouri River Runner||311-316||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Northeast Regional (Lynchburg)||66, 67, 78, 82–88, 93–95, 99, 110, 111, 121, 125, 127, 129–131, 133–143, 145–148, 150–199||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1; Needs substantial work to split this "union" route into v2 routes|
|Northeast Regional (Norfolk)||66, 67, 78, 82–88, 93–95, 99, 110, 111, 121, 125, 127, 129–131, 133–143, 145–148, 150–199||regional||Essentially complete; rough public_transport v1; Gap around Petersburg, Virginia. Needs substantial work to split into v2 routes|
|Pacific Surfliner||562-597; 763-799||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1. 565 km (San Diego - Los Angeles - Santa Barbara - San Luis Obispo).|
|Palmetto||89, 90||national||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Pennsylvanian||42-44||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Pere Marquette||370, 371||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
|Piedmont||73-76||regional||Complete; public_transport v1|
|San Joaquin||701-718||regional||Not complete if exact platform locations count. Let's agree that they do. Let's improve this relation; rough public_transport v2. Use as a rough model v2 example route in California, other (Maryland) routes have better platform members. Needs better platform members. Map Your Train Ride! 507 km (Bakersfield - Stockton - Oakland), 454 km (Bakersfield - Stockton - Sacramento).|
|Shuttle||401-497||commuter||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Silver Meteor||97, 98||national||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Silver Star||91, 92||national||Complete; public_transport v1|
|Southwest Chief||3, 4||national||Complete; rough public_transport v2. Seligman Subdivision needs fixing. 2265 miles (Chicago - Los Angeles).|
|Sunset Limited||1, 2||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1; Needs track/station node ordering, fixes around Houston. 1995 miles (New Orleans - Los Angeles).|
|Texas Eagle||21-22; 321-322; 421-422||national||Complete; rough public_transport v1; Needs track split fixes in Arizona; tracks around Saint Louis are estimated. 2728 miles (Chicago - San Antonio - Los Angeles).|
|Vermonter||54-57||national||Essentially complete; public_transport v1; Needs rerouting through Connecticut River Line (see )|
|Wolverine||350-355||regional||Complete; rough public_transport v1|
About the colors in the Route column
Green means that the route has achieved a rudimentary level of public_transport:version=1. This implies that other relation attributes are correct, but this isn't always strictly true; see Status column. Green does not conflict with active v1 -> v2 growth. Go!
Yellow means "only partially complete" ; additional volunteer work is needed to enter or correct additional data (railway and/or train route) into OSM. Yellow may also mean a route has a volunteer entering data, yet route ambiguities persist about what is actually correct.
Red means that "something" (often very little) is known about the route, so it is useful to put a row in the table about it as a placeholder, but it is likely too early to create a route relation: route data are unknown, incomplete or route attributes are significantly missing.
About the colors in the Passenger Service column
Thanks to Indy Hurt and Mapzen, here is a rail renderer that displays rail-based passenger routes (route=train, route=subway, route=light_rail, route=tram) with their colour=* (or color=*) tags. As Amtrak does not appear to assign specific colors to its many routes, some routes above experimentally display colors in the Passenger Service column where passenger=national (interstate, long_distance) routes = blue (default Amtrak color of #005480, or in this table, royalblue), highspeed=yes = red, some passenger=regional routes = orange, service=car = yellow, passenger=international = indigo or green and commuter (passenger=suburban, passenger=urban, passenger=local) = goldenrod.
Closer zooms with this renderer display color=* tags of state/regional and local route=trains, as they are assigned in their network=*. A present edge seems to be around orange as regional (California poppy state flower color), commuter as goldenrod (a sort of orange-brown) and "what color now?" for other states' regional routes. Initial "orange/brown" assignment choice as SaddleBrown [Chocolate, Sienna, Tan...one of 16 other web safe brownish colors with names] to other Amtrak regional routes may oversimplify and underscores the "muddiness" of what to discuss or assign next. This may be why Amtrak does not assign colors, but it doesn't mean OSM can't make good choices here, we can. An example is that for Amtrak Cascades service in Washington state, OSM's Amtrak wiki and Mapzen's transit-colours both display a closely matching shade of green, which in turn (by intention) may better match livery of rolling stock found only on those tracks by that line and class of service. Similar early harmony among Amtrak and California/Railroads is underway, e.g. passenger=regional Capitol Corridor route = California State Poppy orange, Pacific Surfliner = ocean blue. A goal is towards more state/national agreement and completion. Color harmony, in motion.