Train Day Toledo to Host Amtrak Anniversary Exhibit Train

Posted Apr 26th, 2012 by Mary Pat McCarthy  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Toledo hosts one of the largest Train Day celebrations in the country. The 2012 Train Day Toledo event is Saturday, May 5. It is held at the downtown Amtrak station (415 Emerald St.) and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza immediately adjacent. There is no admission charge. The day begins at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m.

The Grand Lobby will be filled with operating model train layouts, entertainment, and displays. Visitors will enjoy food vendors, raffles for train tickets, rides, railroad art, and music indoors and outside the Amtrak station. Returning this year is Engineer Steve, a Norfolk Southern railroader who presents an entertaining program teaching adults and children about safety on the rails. Visitors to Toledo’s Train Day event, will get a special treat this year. The Toledo celebration is a stop for Amtrak’s 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train. The train is a rolling museum chronicling Amtrak’s four decades as the U.S. coast to coast passenger train system. Also new this year, music by “Cannonball” Paul, a strolling entertainer who has taken his act all over the world.

Train Day is made possible through the support of many partners and volunteers.
Presenting partners:
All Aboard Ohio
Greater Northwest Ohio AFL-CIO
The Blade
Norfolk Southern
Northwest Ohio Passenger Rail Association (NOPRA)
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority

Supporting sponsors:
The Andersons
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen
Premier Catering
Taylor Automotive
Toledo Tent

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