National Train Day Toledo
May 3 & 4
The Train Day celebration has been an annual event only since 2008 but it is already a hugely popular day of fun and information. Last year an estimated 8,000 people came through Toledo’s Amtrak station and Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza to learn how passenger and freight rail transportation serve our region. Visitors toured Amtrak cars and viewed freight locomotives, watched the model trains, looked at art and historical displays, and bought raffle tickets for train travel.
Train Day on Saturday, May 4 is free and starts off at 9:30 a.m. with an opening ceremony. Invited guests include elected officials, railroad leaders, labor and business leaders, and passenger rail advocates. These speakers talk about current developments in rail transportation and opportunities to improve and expand service. The day also includes safety education for children with “Engineer Steve,” music with “Cannonball Paul,” food, rides, and exhibits indoors and trackside. A shuttle bus transports guests from free parking at the nearby Owens Corning parking lot.
Thank you to Train Day presenting sponsors.