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NATIONAL TRAIN DAY – Saturday Closest to May 10

NATIONAL TRAIN DAY

National Train Day is celebrated annually on the Saturday closest to May 10th.  Trains have several different distinct categories that are separated by their locomotives are powered, their use, and by the design of their tracks.  A train is a form of rail transport consisting of a series of “cars” that usually run along a rail track.  Trains transport cargo and passengers.  A trains speed can reach up to 350 mph.  

CELEBRATE

Major events of National Train Day usually consist of equipment displays in the major stations across the nation.   Many large cities feature rail equipment, displays, and historical trains for viewing.  Smaller events more often are provided by local train clubs.  Share your train event in your area using #NationalTrainDay.  

HISTORY

National Train Day was started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public a rail travel and the history of trains in the United States.

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