5th Annual National Train Day Arrives at Grand Central Terminal Saturday May 12

Free events from 11:00 a.m. -; 4:00 p.m. includes live entertainment, exhibits, kids' activities, model train displays and tours of Amtrak equipment, freight, private and Metro-North trains.

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To celebrate train travel and the ways trains touch the lives of people with events across America, festivities will highlight the unique perspective passengers enjoy as they take in the vastness and beauty of the American landscape, from cities big and small, to country vistas and everything in between, when traveling by rail.

Walk through privately owned, luxury railcars and explore freight and commuter trains, as well as current and historic Amtrak equipment, including the 40th Anniversary Exhibit Train as well as the Hickory Creek, Tavern Lounge 43, Cannon Ball, Viewliner Sleeper, Amfleet I Club Dinette, a Track Geometry car, and Amtrak Sleeper #10020 Pacific Bend, among others.

There will be no ticketing system this year, so be sure to arrive early! Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibits open at 11:00 a.m. on May 12.

Are you an Amtrak Guest Rewards MasterCard cardholder? If so, follow the Fast-Track signs to skip the line and avoid the wait.

American Sign Language Interpreted Tours for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 12pm and 2pm.

Bring the kids and let them build, explore and compete for surprise giveaways happening all day long at the AmtraKids Depot.

Take a closer look at the miniature masterpieces and marvel at the wonder of the model train displays that will be featured on-site at National Train Day.

New Jersey Southern N-Trak will be displaying their model trains in New York: www.njsntrak.org

Enjoy live cooking demonstrations by Amtrak Culinary Advisory Team celebrity chef, Roberto Santibanez, and taste free samples of regional culinary specialties.

Take home posters, t-shirts, and other memorabilia that will remind you to see more, do more and live more from the passenger seat of a train.

Live entertainment too!