Exhibit Train also celebrating Amtrak’s 45th anniversary
BOSTON – The Amtrak® Exhibit Train, showcasing the past, present and future of America’s Railroad®, will roll into Claremont Junction for free tours, the first time the train has visited the Granite State.
The Exhibit Train is celebrating the 45th anniversary of Amtrak this weekend with a colorful timeline showing the milestones in the history of Amtrak since its operations began on May 1, 1971. Step aboard to see model trains, and interactive displays that include railroad horns, trivia questions, workable signals and an engineer’s stand.
The event is this Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Claremont Junction Station, Plains Road and Maple Avenue.
For the youngest rail fans, stop off at Chuggington Depot, featuring toy trains and coloring tables. Enjoy family-friendly activities including performances by Claremont’s Off Broad Street Players and food vendors. The City will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Moody Park. Meet at 8am and enjoy a guided bird walk.
Amtrak has also partnered with the National Park Service in celebration of their centennial. A special National Park Service passport stamp has been created to commemorate this milestone. It will be available at all Exhibit Train stops. For more information about the Exhibit Train and tour dates, please visit the All Aboard America Tour.
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