Thursday, May 5, 2011

National Train Day is Saturday, Gladys Knight to be in attendance

Amtrak will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary on Saturday with an event at Union Station called National Train Day.

National Train Day is taking place in a number of cities, but here in D.C. there will be several exhibit trains from historic cars to modern-day ones.  There will also be model trains and exhibits on topics such as how dining on trains has evolved and how trains played a part in the Civil War.

The event is free and is open from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The signature event for National Train Day nationwide will be here in Washington and Gladys Knight,the Grammy-award winner and spokesperson for National Train Day, will open the festivities. 

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