National Train Day is back to celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people across America. May 11, 2013, will be the day where train stations and other venues across the country, host activities and exhibits that highlight the past, present and future of trains and travel. Amtrak will host major events in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles with free live entertainment and activities for both children and adults: interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and tours of Amtrak equipment, and notable private railroad cars - just to name a few!
Amtrak California Zephyr near Truckee, California.
Photo by: Donald E. Jocelyn - Richard E. Cox Enterprises.Trains take us where we need and want to go. They give us a glimpse into other people’s lives. They bring jobs to cities, help local businesses flourish, draw activity to sleepy towns and help fund improvements to roads and buildings around the stations. They bring us to school, to work, to visit a friend in need. They connect our towns together. They connect us to each other. They tell the American story.
Only on a train do we see more of the world around us
and live more of the experiences we have when we discover the 'rail way'.