Train Day Celebration On 10th May, 2014

Train Day Celebration On 10th May, 2014
National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of rail travel and the history of trains in the United States. It is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10, the anniversary of the pounding of the Golden Spike in Promontory, Utah which marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Events are held at Amtrak stations as well as railroad museums across the country and often have passenger cars and model railroad layouts on display. The largest events usually take place in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, and Los Angeles, CA
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Train Day

When is National Train Day?

The Seventh Annual National Train Day will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a kickoff event in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 3 in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Los Angeles Union Station.

Why celebrate National Train Day?

One of the purposes of National Train Day is to attract new riders by exposing the public to the benefits of train travel. We all have a common interest in driving ridership numbers and ticket revenue.

Train Day which celebrates all things trains! From enthusiasts about the humble begininnings of locomotive transport to engineers developing the future of rail travel, groups across the USA gather for events, celebration, education and discovery.



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