National Train Day in Toledo
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Thousands of people from around the region are expect to visit Toledo’s Amtrak station on Saturday, April 30 for our region’s annual celebration of trains and train travel. The open house starts at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 4 p.m.
Visitors will enjoy enormous model train layouts on the third floor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza, and tour the real thing downstairs on the ground floor outside at the Amtrak station. Other attractions include drawings for train travel, music, art, food, and children’s activities. Last year, an Amtrak official noted that Toledo’s event is one of the largest in the country, exceeded only by New York City and Chicago.
All events are free and parking is free. Additional parking is available at Owens Corning World Headquarters with a shuttle to the station. For more information, click here.
Sponsors for Train Day Toledo include the Toledo Blade, All Aboard Ohio, Amtrak, Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, TMACOG, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen, CSX, Gladieux Catering, Norfolk Southern, Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association (NOPRA), and TARTA, with additional support from AFL-CIO and the Andersons.
Toledo Mayor Mike Bell kicked off 2010 Train Day in Toledo
Model train exhibits in the Grand Lobby of the
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
Visitors toured an Amtrak engine and passenger cars at Train Day Toledo 2010.