Amtrak Debuts Decorative Locomotive to Celebrate “Beyond King Tut” Exhibition in Washington, D.C., and Boston

Amtrak is the official transportation partner for a new exhibition “Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience,” the new exhibition produced in partnership with the National Geographic Society. Amtrak invites passengers and history buffs to conveniently travel via train to Washington, D.C., or Boston to experience the magic and mystery of ancient Egypt.   To promote “Take the Train to Tut,” a specially-wrapped Amtrak locomotive will power Amtrak Northeast Regional service operating on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and Boston. The locomotive is wrapped in vinyl and painted gold and black, and features an image of King Tut, and the message, “Go Beyond the Mask,” representing a nod to the learning opportunities awaiting guests at the exhibition. The exhibition centers on the life and times of one of history’s most well-known pharaohs. The locomotive will travel through Sept. 30.

The exhibition goes beyond a traditional artifact display using the power of photography and technology, ensuring that the artifacts from King Tut’s tomb remain in their country of origin. The exhibit is open now through February 2023 at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., and through Oct. 2 at the SoWa Power Station in Boston, before extending to other cities throughout North America.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: August 3, 2022