Have a Wild, Wonderful National Train Day

Cardinal Route

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 other stops in West Virginia, are serviced by Amtrak’s Cardinal route, which operates between New York and Chicago three days a week. If you’re lucky enough to snag a ticket, you’ll see views of rolling horse country, the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley, and the wild white-water rivers of West Virginia.

Even if you’re not up for a wild, West Virginia 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!