10 percent off Piedmont and Carolinian travel to Salisbury
WASHINGTON – Powered by a specially-painted locomotive celebrating veterans and showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, the Amtrak Exhibit Train will be open for free tours during the Streamliners at Spencer (with paid event admission) railroad festival from May 29 to June 1. The event will be at the North Carolina Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer, N.C.
Book Amtrak travel and get 10 percent off the regular full adult rail fare on the Piedmont, and Carolinian. This offer is valid for travel to Salisbury, N.C., and return only between May 28 and June 2. A shuttle bus will run between the Salisbury station and the museum. Use discount code V563. Terms and conditions apply.
Passengers can book online or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or using a mobile device. Ticketing can also be done using Amtrak eTicketing and boarding documents can be printed at home or office, at a staffed station or by using an Amtrak Quik-TrakSM kiosk.
The Exhibit Train allows visitors to take a self-guided tour to catch a glimpse of more than four decades of history of America’s Railroad® providing mobility and connectivity to the nation. Visitors can view attractions such as workable signals, virtual sleeping accommodation, a locomotive control stand and horns. Onboard display will be photos, uniforms, vintage advertising and memorabilia from the beginning of Amtrak in 1971 to today’s modern sleeping cars and high-speed rail service. The train consists of two locomotives, three renovated baggage cars and one bistro car, all with historic paint schemes.
Exclusive Amtrak collectibles will be available for purchase including Amtrak: An American Story, an illustrated company history written by employees with chapter introductions composed by past and present Amtrak leaders. In addition, a documentary DVD explores the history of Amtrak and its importance to the nation’s transportation network.
At the Spencer stop, the Amtrak’s Veterans’ Locomotive will be leading the Exhibit Train, honoring those who have served in America’s Armed Forces. Amtrak painted the locomotive red, white and blue with a specially designed “America’s Railroad Salutes Our Veterans” logo and 50 stars. In addition, it is a symbol of an Amtrak hiring commitment that 25 percent of all new hires by 2015 be veterans.
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