Promoting passenger trains as a transportation alternative in Florida since 1983.  We are citizens who advocate for Amtrak, commuter rail, intercity rail and transit for Florida's future.

National Train Day

  • 09 May 2009
  • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Tampa Union Station, 601 No. Nebraska Ave Tampa

Celebrating the 140th 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! Florida Coalition of Rail Passengers,
National Association of Railroad Passengers,
Friends of Tampa Union Station, Tampa Bay History Center, TBARTA, HART, TECO Line Streetcar, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library/Burgert Bros. Collection, Operation Lifesaver/CSX, City of Tampa, Amtrak, Florida Railroad Museum and ACL & SAL Railroads Historical Society  

Operating Model Railroads! HO scale display from the Suncoast Model Railroad Club and an N scale modular display from Plant City Historical Society 

Live music! "Bad with Names" rock band

Special guests! Tampa Bay Lightning Girls and Thunderbug, Radio Disney remote

With a special reading of the poem "Epic of Union Station" by Tampa's Poet Laureate James Tokley

And much much more!



Click on link below to see pictures from last years NTD

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