Amtrak Sponsors National Train Day Events

Hundreds of grassroots events are being held in communities across the nation on Saturday, May 12, 2012, for the 5th Annual National Train Day, a celebration of trains and the different ways trains touch the lives of people around the country, Amtrak reports.

There are National Train Day events taking place in 40 states on May 12, with more being added every day. From Tampa Union Station in Florida to Nevada Northern Railway in Ely, Nevada and San Antonio Amtrak Station in Texas, clubs, organizations and train enthusiasts are finding ways to bring the celebrations to life in their home towns.

Amtrak will host signature events  at Grand Central Terminal in New York City, 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, and Union Station in Chicago and Los Angeles.

This year’s events  highlight the unique perspective passengers enjoy when traveling by rail, Amtrak notes.