Posts Tagged: National Train Day

Watch: St. Paul Union Depot to Welcome Amtrak Customers

Customers planning to ride our Empire Builder through St. Paul, Minn., this summer are in for a treat. A total restoration of St. Paul Union Depot (affectionately called "SPUD" by savvy travelers) is now complete, and beginning May 7, Amtrak will begin service to the magnificent building. The service will begin before National Train Day, a free day of family-friendly festivities ...

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Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Last year Matt Staub was brave enough to race an $80,000 Jaguar against our Southwest Chief. It was the ultimate face-off with Matt enjoying the race from the luxury of one of our comfy long-distance roomettes. To say he keeps Kansas City "Team Train" (he even had the support of elected officials!) would be an understatement. So we caught up ...

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The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

The Best Family Spots in San Antonio

Family vacations are awesome, but they can get pricey. For affordable travel, you can escape the daily routine on Amtrak, where kids ages 2 - 12 ride half off and infants ride for free. Doesn't get much better than that, huh? And if you’re looking for a destination that won’t break the bank either, then take a trip on our ...

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An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

An Insider’s Guide to the Best Sights in Seattle

Laura Lawson Visconti is a Seattle-based artist, coffee addict and author of Believing is Seeing, a memoir chronicling her battle with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare eye disease which is slowly rendering her blind. More than anything, she loves exploring the world, including the sights in Seattle, with her best friend and husband Nick. We caught up with Laura recently to learn ...

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Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

Why Sports Fans Should Be Game to Visit North Carolina

With National Train Day in North Carolina just around the corner on May 10, we headed to Tobacco Road to talk sports with one of the state's top sports columnists. Luke DeCock has worked in Raleigh, N.C., for The News & Observer since 2000. Over the last 14 years he's covered several Duke-North Carolina games, ACC and NCAA basketball tournaments ...

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Oklahoma City Stars in National Train Day!

Oklahoma City Stars in National Train Day!

What do Kevin Durant, Brad Pitt and Ron Howard have in common?  They all have ties to Oklahoma City! But on May 11, you're the only star that matters in that city! For the 6th Annual National Train Day, Oklahoma City's art deco station will be transformed for a community celebration of all things trains. In addition to Disney Channel's Chuggington Kids ...

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A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-party in Mississippi for National Train Day! How 'bout you? On May 11 both Jackson and Hattiesburg will be bumpin' with train fans. At both events there will be free kids’ activities sponsored by Disney Channel's Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. Seriously, who doens't love free stuff? Mississippi is special when it comes to train travel, because it's served ...

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The Official ‘Chief’ of National Train Day

The Official ‘Chief’ of National Train Day

Did you know that a Jaguar dealer in Kansas City recently raced an $80,000 luxury car against our Southwest Chief train from Kansas City to Chicago? Or that Missouri State Senator Jolie Justus is a regular #Amtrak hastagger on Twitter? Those are just two of the reasons we love Kansas City! The biggest and best reason is because they're hyped ...

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Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

Normal Boasts New Station for Train Day

May 11 will be a big deal in Normal, Ill. In fact, it's the first National Train Day at the city's brand new intermodal station! “Often passengers were spilling out of the doors of the old station,” says the town’s mayor, Chris Koos, who will be part of the town's festivities for National Train Day. The new station isn't just impressive from the outside ...

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Cary Headlines NC’s Train Day Celebrations

Cary Headlines NC’s Train Day Celebrations

On May 11, Cary, N.C., will stand for the "Concentrated Area of Railroad Youngins." That's right, all kids are welcome to the free events this National Train Day at the train station in Cary. In addition to Disney Channel's Chuggington Kids Depot, Cary's National Train Day celebration will include free giveaways, appearances by elected officials and model train displays. Sounds like fun, huh? Cary ...

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Take the Train to the ‘Smile Hi’ City on May 11

Take the Train to the ‘Smile Hi’ City on May 11

La Junta, Colo., Mayor Don Rizzuto says his city is one of the best small towns in the country, and on May 11 you can check it out for yourself! This National Train Day, La Junta will be hopping with free kids’ activities sponsored by Disney Channel's Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways.

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Have a Wild, Wonderful National Train Day

Have a Wild, Wonderful National Train Day

Country road rail, take me home, to the place I belong! Grab your Mountain Momma this May 11 and head to Huntington, WVa., for a National Train Day celebration of all things trains. The community event will include free kids’ activities sponsored by Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. Plus, the mayor is even coming! Huntington, and several ...

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Head West this National Train Day

Head West this National Train Day

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. ...

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Experience More Maine on May 11

Experience More Maine on May 11

Like shiny, brand-new things? So do we! That's why we're super excited for National Train Day on May 11 in Brunswick, Maine. The stop only opened a few months ago (Nov. 1 to be exact) along the Downeaster route north of Boston. And already the community has created a great event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. complete with  kids' activities and even an appearance by Town Manager Gary ...

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Train Day Just Got Better in Albuquerque

Train Day Just Got Better in Albuquerque

Were you one of the thousands of people who got the chance to tour our Exhibit Train last year? If so, you’re in luck! If not, you’re also in luck! We’re back with another rolling exhibit that hits the open rails this spring. The brand new train will be featured at National Train Day, May 11, in Albuquerque, NM. The ...

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