Head West this National Train Day

Amtrak Cascades Engines

Head west, young man! Then keep going. In fact, go to the westernmost city in the Amtrak system for National Train Day on May 11.

The station in Eugene, Ore., along our beautiful Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight routes, will be hopping. Mayor Kitty Piercy will welcome members of nearby communities for a day of kid-friendly festivities and train equipment displays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sound fun? It is! But you can make it even better by taking the train to the festivities. The Amtrak Cascades runs between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C., and operates daily service between Eugene and Seattle, via Portland. As a bonus, it's one of the most unique train sets in our system! Check 'em out here.

Even if you're not up for a westward adventure this National Train Day, there are 200 local events expected to happen all over the country. See what your community has planned here!

May 11 will be the sixth annual National Train Day, when folks across the country will be celebrating why trains matter to them, their towns, and their communities. In the mean time, let us know why trains matter to you in the comments section below!

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