June 10, 2025 - TRA Newswire -

Amtrak has restored its Trails and Rails program aboard selected trains this summer and that includes the Heartland Flyer that runs between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

A National Park Service volunteer guide will be aboard the Heartland Flyer on Saturdays and Sundays between now and August, and again in October, explaining regional historic and natural resources relating to your journey.

These show-and-tell Trails and Rails programs were halted during the pandemic but have now been reinstituted. Unfortunately, the National Park Service Guides on the Texas Eagle between Fort Worth and San Antonio were not included in the list of restored programs, but will be on Texas Eagle train #21 from Chicago to Springfield, Illinois on weekends through August. 

"Since the beginning of the 20th century, railroads have played an active role in developing America's national parks and we at Amtrak are proud to be a part of this partnership that provides a fuel efficient and environmentally friendly way to visit public lands", according to an Amtrak news release. "You can connect to public lands and engage in a better understanding of the need to preserve and protect these special natural and cultural resources."

The Heartland Flyer guide program is in conjunction with the Oklahoma City National Memorial, a National Park Service site. 

You can learn more about the Trails & Rails program and see what routes have programs onboard.