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Train Day Toledo to Host Amtrak Exhibit Train

Visitors to Toledo’s Train Day event Saturday, May 5 will get a special treat this year. The Toledo celebration will be a stop for Amtrak’s 40 th Anniversary Exhibit Train. The train is a rolling museum chronicling Amtrak’s four decades as the U.S. coast to coast passenger train system. The exhibit train is sure to be a key attraction at one of the largest train day celebrations in the country.

Train Day Toledo takes place at the downtown Amtrak station (415 Emerald St.) and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza immediately adjacent. There is no admission charge. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with a brief welcome, featuring speeches from celebrities and elected officials, and continues until 4 p.m. The Grand Lobby will be filled with operating model train layouts, entertainment, and displays. Visitors will enjoy food vendors, clowns, raffles for train tickets, rides, railroad art, and music indoors and outside the Amtrak station. Returning this year is Engineer Steve, a Norfolk Southern railroader who presents an entertaining program teaching adults and children about safety on the rails.

Train Day is made possible through the support of many partners and volunteers.

Presenting partners:
All Aboard Ohio
Amtrak
Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO
The Blade
Norfolk Southern
Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association (NOPRA)
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
TMACOG

Supporting sponsors:
The Andersons
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen
Premier Catering
TARTA
Taylor Automotive

To become a Train Day volunteer, contact Jodi Rayburg at
419.241.9155 ext. 120.

 


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