Trainiacs Alert

The 5th annual National Train Day on May 12th marks the 143rd anniversary of the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad. On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, the famed “golden spike” was driven into the final railroad tie that joined  1,776 miles of Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways.

National Train Day celebrates the experience that only train travel can offer and the ways that trains impact on the lives of people across the U.S.. Along with events at train stations around the country, Amtrak is hosting major events in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago and Philadelphia, with live entertainment, tours of private luxury railcars, model train displays and exhibits on high speed rail travel.

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4 Responses to Trainiacs Alert

  1. Thanks for sharing the information. I have a place in my heart for trains and rail travel. I am a former Amtrak employee (I worked on-board the trains) and last year I completed a cross country rail trip from NYC to San Francisco. Also, I travel by subway, here in New York, regularly.

  2. Thanks for this great reminder! Thanks to you, I will be at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Saturday, May 12. I can’t wait!

    Best wishes. Elliott (

  3. Pingback: National Train Day, May 12, 2012 » TucsonPhotographer.Info

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