2012 National Train Day

Now in its 5th year, National Train Day is back to celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people with events across America. This year, festivities will highlight the unique perspective passengers enjoy as they take in the vastness and beauty of the American landscape, from cities big and small, to country vistas and everything in between, when traveling by rail.

Amtrak locomotive 406, on display for National...

Amtrak locomotive 406, on display for National Train Day at Washington Union Station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As part of National Train Day, each major market event features live entertainment, interactive and educational exhibits, kids’ activities, model train displays and tours of Amtrak equipment, freight and commuter trains, and notable private railroad cars.
While Amtrak’s events for National Train Day will be focused on the major cities in Washington, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, there are still dozens of other, smaller events nationwide to mark the occasion.

The annual event will take place on May 12 to commemorate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, when the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory, Utah.   Join the celebration of Americans’ ongoing connections with railroads and passenger train travel.

Amtrak has now provided a complete listing of National Train Day events across the United States. To see the complete listing or find events in your area, go to: http://nationaltrainday.com/events/other.

A Good Platform Coming: National Train Day : Sports Marketing and

That platform is Amtrak’s National Train Day, which will be held on May 12 not just in the Northeast but in cities across the country to build awareness and loyalty for rail service as the summer approaches. Now what can teams

Publish Date: 04/24/2012 21:32


National Train Day is May 12: Celebrate at the Roundhouse

With the train whistle hooting in the background, I walked through the burst of steam and for a brief moment I felt like movie star Marlene Dietrich in.

Publish Date: 04/23/2012 14:05


National Train Day Sweepstakes

Enter the National Train Day Sweepstakes from Amtrak and you could win an Amtrak Vacations Glacier National Park Vacation Pack for you and a friend. Other prizes include pairs of Amtrak tickets and free overnight stays at

Publish Date: 04/19/2012 5:13


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