National Train Day 2017 USA's rail-a-bration on track for 9th year
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?
Verde Canyon Railroad Train Day Celebration, Saturday, May 13, 2017
Flagstaff Visitor Center, Saturday, May 13, 2017
Fullerton Train Museum, Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
San Luis Obispo, CA
San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Tampa Union Station, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Georgia Veterans State Park, sCordele, GA
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.
Wildlife Prairie Park, May 6, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Overland Park, KS
, National Train Day at the Train Garden, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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 Narrow Gauge Railroad, May 6, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Beach, MD
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.s
Union Bridge, MD
National Train Day Open House, Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, Saturday May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saint Paul, MN
Union Depot Train Day, Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
"Celebrate Trains," Mccomb Depot, Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Kansas City Parks National Train Day Celebration, Frank Vaydik Park, Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Railroad Days, various venues, Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
North Carolina Transportation Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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 City, OK
Oklahoma Railway Museum, Saturday, May 6, 2017.
Stewartstown Railroad, May 13, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Aiken Visitors Center, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Depot & Museum, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 4s:00 p.m.
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.
Newport News, VA
Lee hall Depot, Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thurmond Historc District, New River Gorge, Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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