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National Train Day

  • 08 May 2010
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tampa Union Station, 601 No. Nebraska Ave Tampa

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National Train Day Is May 8!

Celebrating the 141st anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike of the transcontinental railroad between the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific.

Features this year include:

Amtrak Superliner equipment on tour!

Exhibits! Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library/Burgert Brothers Photograph Collection, Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers, Tampa Bay History Center, Operation Lifesaver, Tampa Preservation Inc., St. Petersburg Museum of History, City of Tampa Office of Historic Preservation and Urban Design, National Association of Railroad Passengers, Friends of Tampa Union Station, ConnectUs, Largo Central Railroad, Florida Railroad Museum, Amtrak, TBARTA, HART, and others!

Operating Model Railroads! HO-scale trains from the Suncoast Model Railroad Club, N-scale trains from the H.B. Plant Model Railroad Club, and a spectacular Lionel train display!

Live music! From acoustical guitarist Vincent! 

Special guests! Presentation of Seaboard Air Line Railway World War II Veterans' Memorial Plaque to the City of Tampa by CSX featuring an honor guard from MacDill Air Force Base!

And much much more!



For more information, check out the National Train Day website.

Or the National Association of Railroad Passengers' website.

 Construction Alert: Due to road construction in the vicinity of Tampa Union Station, we suggest that you park in the City of Tampa's Twiggs Street Garage, located just 1-1/2 blocks from Tampa Union Station at 900 E. Twiggs Street.

Media Contact:           

Vickie Toranzo Zacker

Director of Communications

Friends of Tampa Union Station


We hope to see you there!


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