Amtrak Celebrates 40 Years

Amtrak started National Train Day in 2008 to commemorate the anniversary on May 10, 1869 of the transcontinental railroad, and this year, Amtrak celebrates their own 40th anniversary.

A commemorative exhibit train will be touring the country and showcase rail travel over the decades, displaying memorabilia including vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms and photographs. Amtrak will unveil the free exhibit at Washington’s Union Station May 7, with other programs and activities planned in cities throughout the country, including Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

The exhibit will mainly focus in the Northeast, so if you live or plan on traveling to the area, check out the exhibit schedule.


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