Train day Toledo: "Embracing Rail's Future"
National Train Day pulls into the Toledo Amtrak station, Saturday, May 2 for a full day of information about trains and train travel. There will be activity from opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. to the final whistle at 4 p.m. Informational displays and experts will show what the future holds for rail in Toledo and the country.
Displays will be both trackside at the station at 415 Emerald Avenue, and upstairs in the Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. Special on-the-rails exhibits in 2015 include the Amtrak Special Exhibit Train, a variety of freight locomotives, and motorized “speeder” handcars for guests to try out. Indoors are huge model train layouts, historical information, current travel information, and special guest artist Robert West. Mr. West is an internationally known illustrator who specializes in railroad scenes of the past and present.
Exhibitors and guests are also invited to a special preview party, “Friday Night by the Tracks,” May 1. The party includes food grazing stations, a cash bar, and guided tours of the trains and locomotives. See details and register for the preview event here.
Train Day visitors are invited to attend the opening ceremonies Saturday at 9 a.m. to hear from elected officials and from railroad executives about plans for the future of passenger and freight rail.
Special thanks to the sponsors of Train Day Toledo: