April 25, 2013 Amtrak Partners with Chuggington for National Train Day Activities

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Partnership offers kids’ activities at select events

WASHINGTON – Amtrak is partnering with Chuggington to offer additional activities at select National Train Day events on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

The Chuggington Kids Depot with train-themed kids’ activities based on the popular children’s animated television series on Disney Junior. The area will feature a variety of educational and entertaining stations including safety, arts and crafts, photo opportunity, train play tables and library.

In addition to family-friendly activities and trainthemed displays, select events will also feature an HO scale operating model train provided by Walthers. The model will feature Amtrak equipment including an Amtrak locomotive and passenger cars.

The 23 communities that will feature the Chuggington Kids Depot and model train displays include:

Little Rock, Ark.
New Orleans
Oklahoma City
Los Angeles
Brunswick, Maine
Eugene, Ore.
Sacramento, Calif.
Hattiesburg, Miss.
Portland, Ore.
La Junta, Colo.
Jackson, Miss
Washington, D.C.
Kansas City, Mo.
Memphis, Tenn.
Cary, N.C.
Fort Worth, Texas
Normal, Ill.
Albuquerque, N.M.
Huntington, W.Va.

More than 200 communities are expected to host events at local train stations, railroad museums and other locations commemorating this year’s theme “Trains Matter,” celebrating the importance of trains to their town.

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About Chuggington™

Chuggington is a contemporary, action based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children aged 2 – 5 years. The series follows the adventures of three young trainees – Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, and with help and support from a strong community of engines and people, they learn positive values and new skills empowering them to become the best trainees they can be. Further information is available at www.chuggington.com.