Showcases past, present and future of America’s Railroad®
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is showcasing its past, present and future in a traveling Exhibit Train that will make various stops around the country. The refreshed and updated Exhibit Train follows the popular 40th anniversary version that celebrated Amtrak’s history with a tour in 2011 – 2012.
Making its first stop at Railroad Days 2013 in Fullerton, Calif., the Exhibit Train features new displays including workable signals, virtual sleeping accommodation tours and trivia with returning favorite displays including the locomotive stand and horns. In addition, it features photos, uniforms, vintage advertising and memorabilia from Amtrak’s beginning in 1971 to today’s modern-sleeping cars and high-speed rail service. Exclusive Amtrak merchandise is also available for purchase.
The updated Exhibit Train includes two locomotives, three renovated baggage cars and one bistro car, all with a historic paint schemes.
The announced schedule for this free exhibit is as follows. Additional dates will be announced soon, and will be posted on the Amtrak History website.
- May 4 – 5: Railroad Days 2013 Amtrak Station, Fullerton, Calif.,
- May 11: National Train Day Amtrak Station at the Alvarado Transportation Center, Albuquerque, N.M.
- May 18: Hope, Ark. Station Celebration Amtrak Station at the Hope Visitors Center and Museum
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