Don't Miss Special BOGO for National Train Day

Today more than 300 communities will celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day!

For National Train Day 2014, we’re hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. And to say “thank you” to today’s participants, we’re also giving away a special promotional offer at all National Train Day locations!

Use the promotional code V655 when you book a long-distance coach seat online and receive the second one 30% off! The sale runs from 5/10/14 – 6/1/14 and is for travel between 6/1/14 – 11/3/14.

As part of the free nationwide event today, 14 communities will have special activities: Albuquerque; Cary, N.C.; Chicago; Emeryville, Calif.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; McComb, Miss.; New York; Philadelphia; Portland, Ore.; Rutland, Vt.; San Antonio; Seattle and Washington, D.C., will feature special partners including hit Disney Junior show Chuggington and Dovetail Games, which will offer a free train simulator app.

In many locations, you’ll also get the opportunity to walk through Amtrak rail cars and privately owned luxury train cars. Specific information on the train equipment displays are available at

If you want to celebrate National Train Day on actual rails, Excursion Train Trips will be available in Chicago at 10 a.m., 12 noon and 2 p.m.; in Washington at 11:35 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:05 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. and in Rutland, Vt., at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Those tickets can be purchased in advance for Chicago and Washington at Best part? Tickets for kids start at $2.50.