Way cooler than Amtrak
As as design and typography nerd, I see this image all the time. Today, I finally figured it’s time to figure it out, one super easy google search later, and the mystery is solved.
Long story short, Boston and Albany was a railroad company, which was fully operational starting in 1835. It’s seen a whole bunch of changes and is now mostly operated by Amtrak, except for the far east of it. Unfortunately, most of the history lies in Boston where B&A was started. Read the full history over at the Boston and Albany Wikipedia article.