National Train Day
National Train Day

Arriving this Saturday to Washington, DC’s Union Station

Join singer Gladys Knight on May 7 for the 4th annual National Train Day at Union Station in Washington, DC. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy live entertainment, see model trains, tour private and Amtrak® train cars, explore interactive and educational exhibits, and much more.

Plus, this year also marks the 40th Anniversary of Amtrak. Come take a journey through four decades of Amtrak history, see the Amtrak 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train and learn about the future of passenger rail, or bring the children to the AmtraKids Depot for fun arts and crafts and a big birthday celebration.

Excitement is heading your way!

Amtrak is calling all kids, young and old, to join in the festivities on Saturday, May 7th at Union Station in Washington, D.C. from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Train lovers will enjoy free live entertainment, interactive and educational exhibits, kids’ activities and elaborate model train displays, plus tours of Amtrak equipment, freight and commuter trains, and notable private railroad cars. Event includes:

• Meet and Greet with the National Spokesperson, Gladys Knight

• 40th Anniversary “Exhibit Train”

• B&O Railroad and the Civil War Exhibit

• State Partnership Display

• Amtrak High-Speed Rail Display

• K-9 Unit Demonstrations

• Amtrak: Dining the Rail Way with celebrity Chefs Michel Richard and Gerard Bertholon

• Train Equipment Displays

• Model Train Displays

• Amtrak 40th Anniversary Display

• AmtraKids Depot

• Live Entertainment

Amtrak will also start its year-long celebration of 40 years as America’s RailroadSMwith a special anniversary “exhibit train” debuting at the event before traveling across the country. There will be countless ways to rediscover the kid in you.

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