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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.

For more information about attractions, promotions and other events across the country, visit NationalTrainDay.com or find National Train Day on Facebook and Twitter.

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National Train Day!

Come on down to the station and join the celebration in Washington, D.C.!

Don’t miss your chance to see model trains, train equipment displays and much more:

  • Meet and Greet with the National Spokesperson, Taye Diggs
  • Train Equipment Displays*
  • Model Train Displays*
  • AmtraKids Depot
  • Go-Green Express: Eco Exhibit*
  • National Park Service Trails & Rails Exhibit*
  • Snapshot Station
  • Trains Move our Economy Exhibit*
  • Amtrak: Dining the Rail Way* exhibit and culinary demonstrations, featuring Chef Michel Richard
  • Amtrak Brand Display – Enjoy the journey®*
  • Live performances by Rocknoceros and the Ballou High School Marching Band

*Stop by this exhibit and get your National Train Day “Passport” stamped! Passports will be provided at Union Station on May 8. Be sure to pick one up!

Take Advantage of these Special Offers:

  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum:On May 8, 2010, in observance of National Train Day, the B&O in Baltimore will offer $2.00 off admission for participants and $1.00 off admission at Ellicott City Station for participants. Mention “National Train Day” at the ticket desk
  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Get a 10% discount in the DCCA museum store for visitors who display their Amtrak ticket stub or return ticket, valid from May 8, 2010 through September 30, 2010
  • National Aquarium: The National Aquarium, DC celebrates National Train Day and sustainable traveling! Get one Free Child’s Admission (ages 3 thru 11) with full paying general admission, National Aquarium, Washington, DC; Limit of one free child’s admission for each full paid general admission to the National Aquarium, Washington DC venue. Expires September 30, 2010. Must present valid Amtrak ticket to qualify for this special offer. Limit one free child’s admission per customer. Not valid with any other offer, this offer may not be sold or reproduced. Code: NTD
  • To celebrate National Train Day, Madame Tussauds D.C. will offer a Buy One Ticket, Get One Free from May 8 through Sept 6, 2010 to all train lovers! Please mention code V342 or print this promotion and bring it to the Admissions desk at 10th and F Street NW. Bring your camera and get photos of the US Presidents, sports icons and pop culture stars such as: Beyoncé, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney! Visit the website for details. Valid through September 6, 2010

For more information go to: http://www.nationaltrainday.com/events/dc/