To whom it may concern,
I think National Train Day was a JOKE for some cities, for example the Oceanside Train station, where your website advertised saying the 2 locations in Southern California where National Train day was celebrated was Los Angeles and Oceanside. I tried to find out more about the events taking place but Amtrak was not very specific. My wife and I traveled from Mission Viejo down to Oceanside (about a 1 hour drive) only to find NOTHING! We asked around and were told by your Amtrak personnel that only a small goodie bag was offered and that there were no exhibits, model train displays, train car exhibits, etc and that if we wanted to see them, we would have to go to the Los Angeles train station! My question to Amtrak is, why did you advertise Oceanside as an event city then? And if there were changes to the itinerary of events, why didn't you POST it on your website? I am EXTREMELY disappointed in the way you handled this event. And I wasn't the only one who showed up and saw nothing.....several others showed-up as well and were very disappointed and mad that nothing was going on in Oceanside! This was handled VERY poorly by your management and I for one have lost faith in Amtrak's ability to organize itself for anything!! I will no longer be a participant in these events UNTIL Amtrak gets their #$%^ together and plans an event properly! I also feel that Amtrak should compensate me and others for all the time, gas and effort for getting down to Oceanside only to find out nothing was going on. I ask that Amtrak management contact me about this and explain why this happened but I feel this posting will get IGNORED and that I wasted my time.