Bring the whole family to Union Station on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5pm to celebrate National Train Day! Now in its fourth year, National Train Day will once again be a coast-to-coast celebration of America’s love of trains. It’s not just an event, it’s an experience.
Wilfs will be serving lunch from 11am – 3pm in the restaurant during the festivities with fast and family-friendly fare including burgers, salads, pizza, sandwiches, and more! And, we’ll be grilling burgers trackside served with chips, cookies and cold beverages.
Events and festivities are scheduled throughout the day!
Meet notable train artist, J.Craig Thorpe, see Portland’s own famous Southern Pacific 432-ton 4449 Steam Engine and other exciting train equipment on display, be entertained by Gadget and Cha-Cha the clowns as well as the Rose Festival Character Clown Corp, and learn more about trains, railroad history, and scale modeling.
“This year’s event will kick off during Amtrak’s 40th anniversary and is an opportunity to celebrate the company’s contributions to the history and future of passenger rail in this country,” said Emmett Fremaux, Vice President, Marketing and Product Development, Amtrak. “National Train Day promises to delight the kid in all of us with a day dedicated to celebrating all things rail.”
Prizes will be given away throughout the day, including a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver, BC on Amtrak Cascades along with a two night stay at the Westin Grand, Vancouver and a $125 credit to use on attractions, events and more, compliments of Tourism Vancouver.
A special all-day parking rate of $3 will be available at the Station Place Garage, one block north of Union Station. For more information about National Train Day, visit www.nationaltrainday.com.