Saturday, May 11th, 2013, is National Train Day. Events are scheduled around the country to celebrate the role trains have played in our history and life today. In addition to the festivities, many kids’ fares are $5 on May 11th. Here are a few events in our area:
Amtrak Station in Charlotte
1914 North Tryon Street
11am to 4pm
Model train display. National Train Day cake and refreshments.
Amtrak Station in Kannapolis
201 South Main Street, Kannapolis, NC
8am to 3pm
At 9am, Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church Boy Scout Troop will lead the Pledge of Allegiance and City of Kannapolis Mayor, Bob Misenheimer, will extend greetings. Enjoy games and activities provided by the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation department. Have your face painted and have fun with Mr. Wacky Doo the clown. Share in train stories and songs provided by the Kannapolis Branch of the Cabarrus Public Library. Enjoy Ice Cream & National Train Day cake Pick-up mementos of train day provided by Amtrak and the NCDOT Rail Division. Enter to win roundtrip tickets on Amtrak.
North Carolina Transportation Museum
411 S Salisbury Ave, Spencer, NC
9am to 4pm
Free Shuttle from the Salisbury Station when trains arrive. Train Rides, Model train Display, and Round House Tours. National Train Day Amtrak Booth, National Train Day Cake and Refreshments. Free Trip Give-a-way, Snack shop, Gift Shop, etc. Pick up the latest Amtrak travel brochures and timetable. Have your questions answered by an NCDOT Train Host and Enter to win a free trip for two on Amtrak to any NC destination.
Salisbury Amtrak Station
215 Depot St, Salisbury, NC
8am to 3pm
Come watch the trains pull into the station throughout the day. The day will be filled with face painting, activities and games for children. Enjoy train stories and songs presented by Rowan Public Library. Gather information from Salisbury Park & Recreation Department and Rowan Transit. Enjoy pizza, drinks, ice cream & NTD cake beginning at 11am. Pick-up mementos of train day provided by Amtrak and the NCDOT Rail Division. Enter to win roundtrip tickets on Amtrak. Get your travel questions answered.