A Celebration of Trains – Coast to Coast

Tomorrow will be the 2nd annual National Train Day with special event celebrated around the country.

The event is now scheduled annually for whatever Saturday is closest to May 10, which was the day in 1869 when the Central Pacific and union Pacific railroads met at Promontory Summit in Utah, marking the completion of America’s trans-continental railway.

Amtrak will be hosting big events in Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles, but local groups including members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers are sponsoring special observations in many other locations around the country. So if you live in or near an Amtrak station stop, by all means check to see if some kind of special event will be occurring tomorrow at the station.