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Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train

13 Jan 2012 2:26 PM | Stephen Sayles (Administrator)

Good Afternoon:

As you know, Amtrak is celebrating 40 years as America’s Railroad with an exhibit train which is currently touring the system. The specially designed train will travel through major employee hubs across the country and will include two locomotives with historic paint schemes and use renovated baggage cars to display educational exhibits focusing on each decade of the railroad’s existence with vintage advertising, past menus and dinnerware, period uniforms, photographs and other memorabilia. Permission was just received for the train to stop at Tampa Union Station on February 18-19. The train will be open to the public each day between 10-4. Admission is free.

This is great news and should help promote National Train Day and our Centennial celebration for Tampa Union Station on Saturday, May 12.

See you there!

Stephen Sayles
President FCRP



  • 13 Jan 2012 11:41 PM | Anonymous
    The Amtrak exhibit train prior to will stop in Jacksonville, FL on February 11 - 12, 2012 at the current 1972 Amtrak station location:
    3570 Clifford Lane
    Jacksonville, FL 32209
    The train will be open to the public each day between 10am-4pm. Admission is free.
    Saturday, Feb. 11th, is also the 34th ANNUAL JACKSONVILLE MODEL TRAIN AND RAILROADIANA SHOW AND SALE at the -- (former & proposed downtown station again, Jacksonville Union Station ca.1919) -- The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
    1000 Water St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, PH:(904) 630-4000
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  • 25 Feb 2012 2:51 AM | Anonymous member
    Although this event has come and gone, there are still a few more stops this train will continue to make. I enjoyed the displays of past uniforms, dining car settings, models of past train consists, playing with the horn simulators, and engaging in conversation with some of the Amtrak employees who were assisting the tour. The onboard store even had a couple things I was looking for to add to my HO train collection.
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