Train Travel Information & Rail Travel Guide

 

National Train Day 2017

USA rail-a-bration on track with Train Day events

National Train Day, Union Depot, St. Paul, Minnesota

Railroads, train museums, and organizations celebrate National Train Day with train rides, exhibits, and more. Photo: 2016 event at Union Depot, St. Paul, Minnesota. © Jim DeRocher via Instagram | UnionDepot.com


All aboard! America's 9th annual National Train Day is on track with railroads, train museums, and organizations in over twenty states ready to welcome train-lovers across the country. Kid's activites, hands-on exhibits, model train layouts, and railway memorabilia are popular attractions and train rides are often part of the fun!
Launched by Amtrak in 2008 to celebrate the May 1869 completion of the country's transcontinental railroad, Train Day provides a way to share information on the history, benefits, and joys of train travel. The event continues to gain steam even though Amtrak no longer plays an active role.
National Train Day celebrations are locally sponsored and no two are alike. Even event dates vary with most falling on either Saturday, May 6th or Saturday, May 13th. To catch a National Train Day event near you, check out the list below.
No event in your area? With around two hundred tourist railroads in over 40 states, why not improvise a DIY National Train Day all your own?

9th annual National Train Day events by state:

Arizona

Verde Canyon Railroad Train Day Celebration, Saturday, May 6, 2017

Flagstaff Visitor Center, Saturday, May 13, 2017

Arkansas

Fort Smith Trolley Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

California

Fullerton Train Museum, Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Living Desert, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Florida

Tampa Union Station, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Georgia

SAM Short Line "Touch-A-Train", Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

National Train Day for Autism, The Southern Museum, 2017 TBD.

Illinois

Celebrate National Train Day, Discovery Depot, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

National Train Day, Uptown Normal Station, Sunday, 21. May 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wildlife Prairie Park, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Kansas

, National Train Day at the Train Garden, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Louisiana

Open House - Evolution of the Iron Horse, Crescent City Model Railroad Club, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Maine

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad, May 6, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Maryland

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Gaithersburg Community Museum, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

National Train Day Open House, Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Massachusetts

National Train Day Open House, May 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Minnesota

Union Depot Train Day, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Mississippi

"Celebrate Trains," Mccomb Depot, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Missouri

Kansas City Parks National Train Day Celebration, Kansas City Northern Miniature Railroad, Frank Vaydik Park, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Nebraska

Railroad Days, various venues, Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

North Carolina

North Carolina Transportation Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ohio

Kids ride 50% off, Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Orville Railroad, Union Depot, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Amtrak Station, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Railway Museum, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Oregon

Oregon Rail Heritage Center, Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania

Stewartstown Railroad, May 13, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

South Carolina

Aiken Visitors Center, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Texas

Jefferson Train Days, Saturday May 20, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., & Sunday May 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Santa Fe Depot & Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Virginia

Ashland Train Day, Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bristol Train Station, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Lee hall Depot, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

West Virginia

Thurmond Historc District, New River Gorge, Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


 
comments powered by Disqus
 

 

 

 
 
acp rail international
 
Follow TrainTraveling,com on Facebook
 
Follow TrainTraveling,com on Twitter
 
Follow TrainTraveling,com on Pinterest
 

 

Sections

 

Affiliated Sites

About Us