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National Train Day 2010
« on: March 25, 2010, 01:59:55 PM »
National Train Day is May 8 this year.  This is the day honoring the completion of the transcontinental railroad, 5/10/1869. 

The only official event so far listed at http://www.nationaltrainday.com/events/other/ is this one:

Indiana Transportation Museum, Noblesville
On National Train Day, the Museum will be open to all visitors at no charge. Round-trip train rides will be available to Morse Reservoir and riders will receive a $1 per ticket discount for each donation of a non-perishable food item to the Hamilton County food pantry that operates from Third Phase in Noblesville. Any person donating a grocery bag full of items will receive one free ticket.

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Any other museums doing anything special?  It's a little disappointing that railroad-rich Indiana has the same number of events listed as Hawaii!
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Re: National Train Day 2010
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2010, 08:48:30 AM »
Well, the WVRR got on board with National Train Day, and they now have an event listed too...

Whitewater Valley Railroad, Connersville, IN
Celebrate National Train Day at our Family Fun Days. Enjoy a relaxing train ride though the scenic Whitewater Valley, on your way to the historic town of Metamora. Enjoy a two hour layover before your return trip to Connersville. Train departs Connersville at 12:01 PM. A Parent rides for half fare when accompanied by a child traveling at full fare.
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This is actually the second year we have offered this promotion. We were not listed on Amtrak's site at the time of the original post.

http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=3951.0 - 2010 Event
http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=2707.0 - 2009 Event
William W. Gray, Publicity Officer Whitewater Valley Railroad  http://www.whitewatervalleyrr.org/