Amtrak Cancels National Train Day

March 8, 2016

From Amtrak in the Heartland:

Amtrak is doing away with its annual National Train Day celebration, citing financial reasons.Website Insert Perfect Answer copy

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said the Amtrak Exhibit Train tour this year would continue.

National Train Day began in 2008 as a way to celebrate the history of railroads as well as the tout the advantage of travel by train.

It has traditionally been held on the Saturday closest to the May 10 anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad in 1869.

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